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As soon as the good weather hits along the East Coast, people flock to seaside destinations like Newport Rhode Island. Founded by English settlers in 1639, Newport has long been an attraction of the wealthy and those seeking terrific ocean beaches and a hip nightlife.
In the area of fashion, Newport RI is teaming with designer shops and a vast selection of resort wear. For example, a look that I saw a lot of on guys strolling the cobblestone streets to the restaurants was similar to this J.Crew Ludlow Navy Sports Coat that is done in a lightweight cotton fabric for $168 and actually is able to be purchased at www.jcrew.com for an extra 30% off, for a limited time. It is paired with a casual, light-blue button-down, summery white trousers, and a thin brown leather belt.
Another popular fashion trend I spotted on the streets of Newport was the mixing of unexpected colors, as in this boating outfit that consists of a lavender, mandarin collar button-down that is put together with a pair of saturated terra cotta rolled up pants. You wouldn’t think of putting those two colors together, but they actually work. The unusual combination is also set off by the bright white boat shoes, for a nice contrast.
Lastly, since Newport Rhode Island is known for its beaches, then you should have the right clothes for surfside. For example, this Polo t-shirt in dusky mint green, the window pane shorts in tan, and the American Eagle Outfitters leather flip flops for $19.99 will take you from your beach chair to the Cliff Walk, along the Bellevue Avenue Mansions. Of course, don’t forget the aviator sunglasses and sporty ceramic watch to complete the look.
There are a few essential clothing items that should be in every man’s closet this Spring. One of them is a lightweight sports jacket that can transition your wardrobe from cooler to warmer weather. It is a versatile piece that can take any casual outfit to a new level.
For example, H.E. by Mango has a slate blue Spring/Summer sports coat for the 2014 season that is constructed in a lightweight cotton/linen fabric, which is perfect for the warmer weather. The crumpled trim along the outer edges of the jacket and lapels add some texture and a little more interest than just plain fabric. It looks fantastic with these khaki trousers, light blue button-down shirt, and lace-up casual shoes. If you visit the website www.shop.mango.com, in the outlet section they have a Tailored Cotton Blazer in two shades of blue for $39.99 each!