Let's Hear it for the Boys

Every season I’m not surprised to notice more examples of floral print’s long-lasting impact on trends. From roses to daises, for years flowers have maintained their reign and are increasingly versatile with every new trend.  Even extending into men’s fashion, you can find appearances on everything from sneakers, denim shorts to even backpacks, like this one from ASOS.  So guys, I know that in the past it has taken some fearlessness to rock a bold piece or print, but masculine and feminine “rules” have disappeared. Florals have made a unique impact on prints in menswear and have practically become a neutral! It’s all about balance, and this Fashionisto shows you how to do it right.

He’s begins by taking it easy with a loose gray v-neck paired with black skinny jeans and a pair of all-black Converse. He keeps it interesting, however, with a couple vital pieces that pull everything together. He’s sporting a hooded varsity jacket which is not only perfect for a rainy day like this one, but is also a favorite lately in both men and women’s fashion. This jacket from OBEY at Urban Outfitters I would even wear, and is a fashionable staple easily worn with practically anything. He throws in a simple pop of floral in the form of a baseball cap, which balances just right with his minimal outfit and masculine jacket. A similar one can be found here from American Apparel. The cherry on top would be the main accessory, his glasses.

What makes this ensemble great is not only the fact that he rocked a floral baseball cap, but that he didn’t let a couple bold pieces take over the look. He proved that no matter what your style is, guys can rock the bolder trends fashionably and casually with just a little balance to avoid going over the top and create the perfect easygoing look.

Hint: Incorporating prints like floral or tartan for example, doesn’t always have to be done in a large way. Try testing the waters with some socks, or even just the pocket on a casual T-shirt. That way, you can ease into the trend and later find yourself more comfortable with maybe a baseball cap or backpack.


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