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Looks of the Week: Menswear

What better way to slide back into the Looks of the Week series than with a celebratory menswear post to get you in the mood for a stylish Summer?

From casual weekend accessories and colorful accents to chic Summery suits – I’ve got your menswear style inspo right here!

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{Simple doesn’t have to be boring. For a classic menswear style, try pairing your white pants or khakis with a solid colored top and slip-ons or tennis shoes. Casual and functional.}

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{No need to fear color this season. You can mix and match bold hues, just keep the accessories minimal so you don’t overwhelm your outfit.}

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{I can’t decide what I like best about this look… The timeless camel overcoat, the polka-dotted socks, the colorful sweater layer, or the chic little portfolio.}

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{Keep things interesting by pairing your favorite lightweight button-down with different combinations of pants and tennis shoes. There are endless options! P.S. I’m living for these casual suede lace-up tennis shoes. Such a chic addition to a Summer look.}

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{Colorful suits in linens and seersucker are a great option during the warm-weather months. An eye-catching print or bold hue in the accessories is a great option to bring the look together.}

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How do YOU feel about these Summery menswear looks? What style(s) are YOU interested in for the next Looks of the Week post?

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Fashion Lessons You Can Learn From Stylish Men

While sometimes it feels like a well-dressed man is something of a unicorn on the dating scene, believe me when I say that you can learn some valuable lessons from a well dressed man.

I think part of the allure of menswear is its longevity. Classic menswear is just that, classic. Men aren’t targeted quite as strongly with trends or fast fashion and are able to create high quality wardrobes that stand the test of time.

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While even the most well-dress woman will have the occasional Zara, H&M, Topshop, or other High Street “disposable” fast fashion piece in their closet, men seem to be immune to this compulsion.

So what lessons can the well dressed gentleman in your life {boyfriend, dad, brother…} teach you?

Quality Over Quantity:

Stylish men, regardless of their occupation, tend towards high quality pieces with staying power. Rather than have a few lower quality versions of a piece, they’ll “invest” in the best out there. From coats to shoes to jeans, you’ll notice fewer varieties of higher quality in their drawers.

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The Importance of Tailoring:

You what to know how to make something look like it was custom-made for you? Have it tailored. Most professional men that I know have at least one excellent tailor on standby who can do everything from cuffing slacks to custom-making button-down shirts. One well-made piece tailored to suit you perfectly is worth more than a dozen poorly fitted pieces.

Buy Multiples:

When a man finds a piece that he likes, that fits & is flattering, he’ll often buy more than one. You’ll see the same sweater or casual button-down in different prints or colors repeated throughout the month. For a fashion girl, that may seem boring, but believe me when I say that it makes getting ready a breeze.

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{Images from Menswear Must Haves Pinterest Board}

Buy For Now:

While I doubt the average man is thinking about “buying for his body” while browsing for new duds, they do tend to buy for the here and now. We women all have that killer pair of skinny jeans or a slinky little black dress we’re hoping we’ll fit into again, but for the most part, a man can put on anything in this closet and be out the door. There’s no wondering if it’ll fit or whether it’s still flattering, it’s about creating a wardrobe that suits you right now not at some mythical goal weight in the future.

Tell me – What lesson have YOU learned from a stylish man in your life?

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Looks of the Week: Spring Menswear

Spring is all about color. And prints. And mixing and matching. This Looks of the Week round-up is all about how gentlemen interpret Spring fashion and the results are just as eye-catching as the ladies.

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{Have a trip planned this Spring? Get some travel inspiration from Levitate Style!}

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{Spring is all about stripes so whether it’s a tie, a pair of socks, or a perfectly fitted tee like Metro Man here, find a way to rock stripes this season.}

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{Being comfortable is always in style so take a cue from He Spoke Style and give “Athleisure” a go and enjoy your downtime.}

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{A printed button-down paired with a printed tie is one of my favorite sartorial combinations. All About Fashion is showing how it’s done here!}

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{Make the most of the pieces in your closet and try an unexpected combination like I Can Dress 2‘s killer blue suit paired with a striped hoodie.}

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Which of these Spring menswear looks is YOUR favorite?

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MCLV Style: Menswear Inspired Shirt Dress

I adore menswear-inspired fashion.

Structured separates. Crisp boyfriend blazers. Minimalist chic. Straight-leg pants. Smart brogues and patent loafers. So… Basically – Anything that Allergic To Vanilla wears.

Translating these fabulous trends that I covet from blogs and fashion magazines to my decidedly feminine body, however, is often an exercise in futility.

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Blue Printed Shirt Dress – Anthropologie {Similar here, here & here}

Navy Blue Tights – DKNY

Blue Doctor’s Bag – Vintage

Grey T-Strap Heels – Tommy Hilfiger

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Finding menswear-inspired styles that actually flatter my not-so-boyish body type isn’t always easy, or fun, but when it works out and the look comes together that’s a pretty great feeling.

So how do I simplify the process? I have two words for you. Repeat after me – Shirt Dress

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What’s so great about this style is that it has that decidedly masculine bent that I’m craving this Spring – Inspired by the always classic men’s button-down shirt – But it also has feminine details that make it suit my frame and style aesthetic.

What should you keep an eye out for when you’re hunting down the perfection shirt dress? Look for versions with fun, flirty extras like bold, on-trend colors, eye-catching all-over prints, chic collars, sweet over-sized bows, and down-the-front buttons that give you the luxury of being able to adjust the silhouette to perfectly suit your specific body type.

Have YOU tried out a menswear inspired look yet this Spring?

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Looks of the Week: Men of New York

Our last Looks of the Week round-up featured some of my favorite New York City girls. As far as I’m concerned, being able to cope with a Manhattan Winter while still looking fabulous is a talent that definitely needs to be celebrated.

After checking in on the ladies last week, I wanted to focus on the gents this time around.

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{Let’s kick this off with one of my favorite male fashion bloggers – A gentleman who makes a suit look so good it should almost be illegal. Almost.}

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{New York Winters are all about layers and cozying up in toasty fabrics and materials.}

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{Stripes are classic for a reason – They’re flattering, versatile, and never fail to impress!}

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{Black & white is always a chic option and I adore this killer sweater-blazer combo. Plus Alex’s mirrored sunnies are divine!}

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{Don’t forget to accessorize. The always dapper and hysterical Closet Freaks shows us just how to make the most of Winter accessories!}

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Who is YOUR favorite New York based menswear blogger?

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