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Men’s Fashion: Introducing Color to Your Man

Today at STYLEanthropy, let’s change things up a bit and feature men’s fashion. That’s right! Let’s talk men’s style. Who else has a man who sticks to khakis (be it shorts or pants) and denim? Raise your hand. Yep, mine too. On work days (since they have a casual dress code in the office), you’ll see him in jeans 5 days a week. On weekends, the khaki or cargo shorts. <ALL. THE. TIME.> Let’s change that by introducing color to your man.

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Oh don’t worry, we’re not going with oranges, pinks or purples just yet. Let’s leave that for later. LOL. Kidding (or maybe not). If you have a guy who just won’t wear any other color than brown, black, white, gray and blue, then slowly ease him into it.

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I’m specifically talking about bottoms because it’s easy to add color to his range of shirts or any other top. But when it comes to bottoms, a lot of men stick to jeans and khakis. I don’t know if it’s just second nature, a guy thing, or some sort of man code. Or perhaps the cargo shorts and camo just make them feel more masculine. I have nothing against those, but sometimes, we just wanna see something fresh on them!

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But why do we have to introduce color to the man who doesn’t want color? Well, maybe you are going to this certain event and want to color-coordinate. Or perhaps an invite came in the mail and calls for a specific dress code and he is just not having it. Maybe you’re just tired of seeing him in his usual clothes and want to see him in something fresh. Or you’re going to a fancy place and want him to wear something else than cargo shorts.

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Don’t go shocking him with brights and pastels. That discussion may not end well. Instead, ease him into a different shade of a familiar color. Take for example, if he is okay with wearing green, grab him something lighter such as this sea foam green color. If he is okay with blue, try a grayish blue shade or a blue that has hints of plum. If he likes brown, try something with hints of maroon. If red is okay, try a washed out shade like this pair of shorts for 10 bucks!

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And when you find a pair of bottoms in a different color than his usual, pair it with familiar territory. Let him wear his usual white or black tees with it. That way, you’re not trying to change his look dramatically. All is well in his world again. 🙂

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WEARING: Polo Ralph Lauren cap c/o (similar Polo cap); Westward Leaning mirrored sunglasses; gifted Lacoste shirt (similar Lacoste t-shirt); Aero sea foam green shorts (on sale for $10 but now only available in red sunset); gifted Polo Ralph Lauren sneakers; Timex Expedition watch c/o; Charriol men’s cuff.

STYLEanthropists, I hope you learned some new tips and tricks. I hope you enjoyed reading about men’s fashion. Let me know if you would like to see more of men’s style, okay? Because I wanna know if I’ll be stealing more shots of my hubby. Haha! Until the next. Xo.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Tania September 5, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I had to go through this process too but it kind of worked too well. I’ve created a color monster!! One who has no qualms about wearing a pastel tangerine tee with burgundy sneakers -_-

  • Reply Gena September 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    You’ve given me inspiration….thanks! It’s going to be a colorful Christmas! 🙂

  • Reply Uplifting Families October 1, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Those shorts look very nice. My husband could use some new clothes.

  • Reply Alice Chase October 5, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I love the suggestions of easing them into color. Almost using it as a neutral in a shade they already love is brilliant.

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