LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Nautical Shades Of Gray

Let's Hear it for the Boys

It’s not officially summer yet, but it definitely feels like it here in San Diego. With summer right around the corner, the sailor stripes on today’s Fashionisto caught my eye. Although gray is not exactly the color that comes to mind when we think of summer, this Fashionisto keeps it cool with a nautical take on the gray color family.

A navy striped T-shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch sets the mood of the nautical ensemble and the subtle gray stripes help with the consistency of the gray palette. A nautical shirt is great to have because you can wear it under a jacket or on its own for a more summery vibe. Over his top, this Fashionisto wears a dark gray jacket by Calvin Klein that nicely frames the upper half of the outfit. His jeans by Express stay true to the gray color scheme. Their lighter shade adds a stylish touch because they contrast nicely with the other gray hues in his outfit.

For shoes, he wears a pair of muted dark blue Vans with brown shoelaces. The blue color of the shoes help balance the nautical feel of his outfit so that the shades of gray aren’t too overpowering. I like how the brown shoelaces are such a small detail but still manage to highlight his brown backpack. He keeps it simple with accessories by only wearing his prized watch by Armani. The dark silver color complements the rest of the many hues of gray in his outfit.

This Fashionisto shows that you don’t have to be flashy and wear clothes that stand out to make a fashion statement. When worn correctly, colors that aren’t bright, like gray in this case, can be very fashion savvy. The nautical spin on this Fashionist’s look is perfect for summer that is quickly approaching.

Hint: Navy and white together scream nautical, so look for pieces in both colors. It can be as simple as navy shorts and a crisp, white top. A splash of red can also add to the nautical image. Keep in mind these three essential colors to achieve the ultimate nautical look for summer.


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