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What to Wear August 2010, Menswear Edition

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What’s on deck for August?  Pre-fall collections are hitting stores, and it’s time to stock up on what you’re going to be wearing once the weather cools down.  We’re digging the perfect henley shirt (thank you, J Crew), the field jacket, and an elegantly rugged boot.  We’re also enamored of the tailored vest - a la Joseph Gordon Levitt in Inception.  Here’s Omiru’s top menswear picks for August 2010:

1. Obey Heather Static Shawl Collar Cardigan | $98 at Oak

2. Black Plaid Slim Shirt | $49.50 at Gap

3. Jaspé Jersey Long Sleeve Henley | $45 at J Crew

4. Charcoal Twill Vest | $118 at J Crew

5. Chronicles of Never Normalist Black 7 Hole Boot | $442 at Oak

6. Obey Iggy Field Jacket | $158 at Urban Outfitters

7. Merino V-Neck Sweater | $69.50 at J Crew

What will you be wearing this month?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Add comment August 18th, 2010

Silence and Noise Mixed Silk Blouse

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Dramatic draped ruffles make this blouse a real stunner. Pair it with a simple silhouette on the bottom to let this blouse shine.

$58  at Urban Outfitters.

4 comments August 17th, 2010

You Said: No to Blousy Harem Pants

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cross-front-extreme-hareems_081510We asked: Would you wear Blousy Harem Pants?

You said:  No to Blousy Harem Pants, with a 82-18 split in votes.

Style tip? Harem Pants are one of those fashion trends that you either love or hate - there’s hardly anyone who feels indifferent about them.  Proponents of harem pants appreciate their unusual silhouette, but detractors are quick to dock these pants for their particularly unflattering fit.  Harem Pants are certainly a statement pant, and if you choose to wear them, do so with a top that’s more fitted for a small-over-big silhouette.  A tall pair of heels can also help to counteract the somewhat unflattering fit of these blousy pants by making your legs look longer. 

Next question: The Boyfriend Belt, an extra long belt that you can fold over, is the key belt trend of the season. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear a boyfriend belt?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Cross Front Extreme Harem Pants | $80 at Topshop

6 comments August 16th, 2010

What to Wear August 2010

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What do you need to update your closet this month?  Greys, greys, and more greys - the perfect neutral to start to transition your closet into Fall.  We’re going for interesting silhouettes and textures, and a decidedly ladylike look.  We’re digging grey boyfriend skinny jeans, lace embellished tops, marled knits, and Spanish style grosgrain trimmed coats.  Here’s Omiru’s top picks for August 2010:

1. Catalunya Coat | $598 at Anthropologie

2. Layered Ruffle Skirt | $79.50 at Banana Republic

3. Silence & Noise Extreme Cape Back Tee | $48 at Urban Outfitters

4. BR Monogram Grey Slouchy Skinny Jean | $89.50 at Banana Republic

5. Leather Croc Lock Across Body Bag | $84.25 at ASOS

6. Cooperative Sunday School Dress | $58 at Urban Outfitters

7. Herringbone Plaid Boy Shirt | $79.50 at J Crew

8. Silk Lace Front Shell | $69.50 at Banana Republic

9. Marled Knit Thandie Blazer | $158 at J Crew

What will you be wearing this month?  Share your style in the comments!

7 comments August 13th, 2010

Square Buckle Skinny Boyfriend Belt

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What’s the key belt you need this season? The skinny boyfriend belt, which features an extra long length so that you can fold it over and wrap it around for a certain je ne sais quoi.

$13.48  at ASOS.

1 comment August 12th, 2010

What to Wear with a Denim Jacket

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With this season’s focus on all things denim, it’s a smart investment to pick up a versatile denim jacket to carry you through the rest of summer and into fall.  But what do you wear with this denim jacket?  Denim on denim, while do-able, can be a tough look to pull off.  (The secret to getting this look right, btw, is to vary the texture and the color of the pieces - your jeans and your jean jacket should not look like a suit.)  Our favorite denim jacket pairing juxtaposes this rugged piece against a pair of smart looking khaki trouser pants.  One part buttoned up, one part rough and tumble, this look is a perfect blend of casual sophistication.  Finish off the look with a perfectly plaid shirt and a pair of stylish sneakers.

Here’s what you need to get the denim and khaki look:
Grey Denim Western Jacket | $80 at Topman

Secret Wash Button Down Shirt in Everett Tartan | $59.50 at J Crew

Save Khaki Lightweight Trouser | $100 at Ron Herman

Lacoste L27 Cotton Pique Plimsolls | $75.83 at ASOS

How will you wear a denim jacket?  Share your style with us in the comments!

1 comment August 11th, 2010

Sequin Leaf Headband

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Two of our favorite accessory trends - sequins and headbands - come together in one delicious piece. We love the sweetness of the headband combined with the sequins that give it a bit of an edge.

$32  at Topshop.

1 comment August 10th, 2010

You Said: Yes to Cats Eye Sunglasses

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damsel-cats-eye-sunglasses_080910We asked: Would you wear Cats Eye Sunglasses?

You said:  Yes to Cats Eye Sunglasses, with a 53-47 split in votes.

Style tip? Cats Eye Sunglasses recall the 1950s (with their dramatic swooping frames) and the 1980s, when they reappeared with a softer silhouette.  If you’re looking for a statement, try the 1950s style dramatically shaped frames - which look lovely juxtaposed against rounder faces.  For more angular faces, try a softer sunglasses style to visually round out the face.

Next question: Harem Pants, whose silhouette is leaner on the leg and blousy up top, have been on the style radar for a couple of seasons now.  They’re a dramatic silhouette that’s certainly not for everyone, but they’ve had surprising staying power. But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear harem pants?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured: Damsel Cat Eye Sunglasses | $16 at Urban Outfitters

2 comments August 9th, 2010

Crochet Knit Sweater

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Crochet isn’t just for grannies - this textured fabric is adding a bit of ladylike flair to summer looks. We love a fabulous white crochet top paired with draped trousers, topped off with a tied boyfriend belt and heels to match.

$22.80  at Forever 21.

4 comments August 6th, 2010

Five Mens Summer Shoe Essentials

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When it’s broiling out, shorts are de rigeur.  But just because you’re going casual doesn’t mean that your footwear wardrobe needs to take a hit.  

But what shoes work well with your summer shorts?  Luckily, you have a variety of footwear options to keep you looking smart.  Just remember to skip the socks.

1. Sport Sneakers: Seavees 5/65 Tennis Shoes | $85 at J Crew

2. Boat Shoes: Sperry Navy Washed Canvas Boat Shoe | $75 at Urban Outfitters

3. Sandals: Nubuck Flip Flops | $38 at J Crew

4. Driving Shoes
: Drive Home Moccasins | $119.98 at Kenneth Cole

5. Moccasins
: O’Hanlon Mills Suede Moccasin | $28 at Urban Outfitters

What shoes will you be wearing this summer?  Share your style with us in the comments!

5 comments August 4th, 2010

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