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Summer is here and people are out and about for special events, traveling, or just to enjoy the great weather. It’s also the perfect time for celebrity spotting.
One guy who was spotted out for some exercise in Paris, during a film shoot was actor Simon Baker of the television show The Mentalist. Being the stylish Australian man that he is, you would expect nothing less than having him ride through the streets in a timeless, white button-down shirt, a pair of black casual trousers, and summery black leather slip-on sneaker/shoes. Simon’s style of shoes can be purchased at www.net-a-port.com as the Common Projects Leather Slip-on Sneakers for $455 or for a lower price tag, as the Vans Classic Slip-ons in perforated leather for $60 at Zappos.
The next celebrity spotting was Will Ferrell and his family, as he traveled through an airport. Will really managed to disguise himself as the Average Joe in his printed grey t-shirt, baby blue pedal pusher length shorts, and canvas slip-on shoes. My eyes are drawn immediately to the black socks and I wonder how his wife let him get away with that one. No style award for you today Will!
One young singer that always tries to maintain her cute-level is Taylor Swift. She is photographed here in a vintage-looking, cropped-length peach and white gingham check top with a high-waisted light green shirt. Taylor’s outfit is totally tied together with her peach and tan leather sandals and of course, her matching beige leather purse. Taylor perfectly captures the young lady-like look.
The last celebrity sighting of the week to discuss is super model Heidi Klum strolling the shops with one of her little ones. Heidi has a 70’s vibe going with her floppy beige sun hat, white embroidered tank top, patch pocket boot-cut jeans, and square heel tan leather sandals. Heidi’s brown leather, saddle-style bag and gold-rimmed Aviator sunglasses are the perfect accessories. A similar vintage- style bag can be found by the designer Patricia Nash at www.countryoutfitter.com, currently for $127.95. It has the rich brown leather and is called the Women’s Barcellona Saddle Bag in tan.
Rise and shine gentleman! Summer has officially arrived and that means you’re already late to update your 2014 wardrobe for the season. But don’t fret, this article is here to save the day before you stress sweat through a freshly dry cleaned shirt. Grab some deodorant, read on to discover the four main trends in men’s suit styles this summer, and you’ll save a hell of a lot of time.
High Rise and Rolled Pants
The first suit trend to immediately educate yourself in this season, relates to the pants half of the outfit. Long considered a boring necessity to any dressy occasion, that’s about to change – for the next few months at least. Say goodbye to a full pant and hello to your ankles! Both high rise and rolled suit pants have burst onto the menswear scene and instantly became very popular. The best part about this trend is that it’s completely possible to adapt any suit pants you already owned – just roll them up. If however you’re in the market for some newbies, make sure to stop by Politix
– they’ve got an excellent collection.
Trend number two for summer 2014 is the bold and beautiful printed suit. Coming in variations of a full suit, or singular printed jackets or pants, there are numerous ways you can work this look to your personal liking and style. It’s a great option when your tried and true black or navy work suits have got you feeling glum – it’s a pick-me-up not only for you but also for everyone around you.
If you’re feeling a tad apprehensive about whether you can pull off such a bright look, don’t be. It’s summer time and everyone’s feeling good. Besides, if you choose to wear just the printed jacket or pants – the rest of your outfit can be very neutral, making the look less overwhelming.
Double Breasted Blazers
If you’re in the market for a new suit jacket, this trend is for you. Ditch your boring old classic of a jacket, and step out in a new double-breasted blazer. Yes, you heard right – the double-breasted blazer is back in, and it’s making every man look that little bit more refined. Despite the (incorrect) reputation that they’re a bad vintage relic from past decades, a well-fitted and short tailored jacket can make any man step out in style. The excellent part to this trend is that they can be made in any colour or material, so it’s easy to incorporate into any wardrobe.
Finally, the last trend to keep in mind for summer 2014 is the white suit. Ignore the part of your brain that is flashing any Elvis clichés and listen up. A white suit can be the epitome of summer styling, class, and refinement. Of course, you can’t go around wearing any crinkled, stained white suit you find – this is about attiring yourself in crisp, fresh, and unstained apparel. But when done well, this look screams summer and when you wear one you’ll find yourself generously shouting a Pimms for everyone.
The above four pointers are an excellent way to ensure your wardrobe is up to date and looking refined for summer 2014. So, get to it gentlemen – you have no shopping time to waste!
Looking forward to the Spring and Summer of 2014, in fashion trends it is evident that stripes play an important part in both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories this year. In menswear, sometimes the incorporation of patterns is a trickier task than it is in women’s clothing. Certain menswear designers have taken a bolder approach, while others have incorporated the “stripe” trend in a more demure manner.
For Spring/Summer 2014, in both menswear and woman’s fashion, color has been a constant. Fashion has encompassed bold colors and patterns, richly saturated colored fabrics, and lighter pastels. Even in the category of men’s suits, there has been a deviation from the classic and traditional.
One designer who has totally embraced the “bright and bold” in menswear is Tom Ford. This line-up is from his Spring/Summer collection for 2014. From left to right, Tom Ford starts out with a deep pink/coral sports jacket that is paired with petal pink, cuffed trousers, and pink/black animal print loafers. I see this one as the least popular choice for most men. The brightly colored cobalt blue suit has a trendy sheen, a slim-tailored fit, and is accented with a patterned tie, and great white tasseled slip-ons. I could see it as an alternative to navy, if you were looking for a change.
The middle sports jacket and pants from Tom Ford combine a summer coral jacket with an exploded floral pattern pant and coral and ivory patterned shoes. I could see the jacket mixed with jeans, white linen pants, or a pair of khakis. Next, is a tonal red patterned sports jacket that has a graduated, elongated lapel and a one- button closure. It is paired with a casual, white v-neck top, black trousers, and a less busy red and ivory pair of tassel shoes. I could also see this working with or without the shoes. Lastly, Tom Ford’s floral jacket on blues and black is more of a muted pattern than some, but may still be too busy for some guys. The black pants and color matching loafers make for a very unique look.
The next set of spring/ summer suits is from Richard James and leans toward the pastel portion of the color spectrum. The first two from the left maintain a uniform look with matching colors in both the suit jacket and pants, but pop some color with their slip-on shoes. The second two takes on a more contrasted look with navy and light blue in the first and light slate blue, pink, and white in the second. Richard James brings a softer, calmer, and more summery look to his suit collections.