Monday, May 20, 2013

Mod Men

Mod Men

Mod Men by jatkinson featuring incase

With shows such as Mad Men and Downton Abbey, mens suiting has been recently showcased in a different light. Suits are no longer the boring solution to your everyday job or are the dusty, old things that hang at the end of your closet. They have been transformed into having a new, modern look. Suits that take you from stiff,  to noticeably fashion forward. 

This is a great example of a great look for a modern man. A classic, shaped shoe in a nice olive green suede, a printed shirt to add some variety, a structured jacket, comfortable khakis, a cool pair of frames and of course your iPhone that goes along with it. Depending on your personality, style, shape and needs, a suit is what you make of it.

The reason I love this trend is because it revives "the gentleman". We need to wake the gentlemen who have fallen asleep in their wardrobe! Getting dressed up is becoming more of a trend. Men aren't being so casual anymore. Instead they're going towards a more modern, relaxed looking suit. Hope this inspires you to try and reinvent your suit in your own way!

50 Shades of Blue

50 shades of Blue

Denim is back in a big way! You no longer have to worry about picking out the "in" wash or style of denim, now everything is fair game. Skinny, flare, dark, light, ripped or not every pair of denim is getting it's time to shine. This trend of denim on denim is so easy and comfortable. Don't be afraid to put on some of your favorite dark wash jeans and pair it with a light wash denim blouse. 

I too have been taking advantage of this trend. I find myself always going back to my denim shirt and a pair of jeans when I'm running out the door. It is also so easy to run errands in with flats or a pair of your favorite boots, or throw on a blazer with your denim blouse and some wedges or heels and you're ready for dinner downtown. The best thing about this trend is that it really hits all shapes and  sizes. If you want to elongate your legs try a trouser, wide legged jean with more of a fitted denim blouse. If you love something more comfortable try a denim tunic with a pair of light wash skinny jeans. It can really cater to everyone!

Branch out and have fun with this trend! Here are some pictures to give you some ideas for your next denim inspired outfit. 


Trend Warning: When wearing this trend, make sure you avoid wearing the same wash pant and shirt. Choose washes that are off by at least 1 or more shades.