LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Paisley And Proper

Let's Hear it for the Boys

We’re finally approaching the beginning of summer! It’s time to break out the fresh collection of snapbacks you’ve been hiding or model the patterned short-sleeves your mom packed away during the winter. You want to catch people’s eye while hitting the streets of campus. A bold pattern would be your best bet to turn a few heads. And if you were searching for a perfect print for this summer, I’d have to say it’s necessary to pick up a couple of paisley printed tops. The bold print will accentuate any simple ensemble and immediately pull you into a ’70s psychedelic vibe. Paisley is such a funky pattern and has been played around with by many designers, such as Givenchy for the spring 2013 men’s collection and Etro’s summer 2013 menswear. The detailed paisley pattern has become reintroduced over the past two years to add eccentricity back into modern fashions.

So I wonder, has the hypnotic print entranced you into purchasing a few shirts of your own yet? Well, you can acquire a similar paisley button down from Saks Fifth Avenue for a not-so-steep price. Now, the choice is yours to have a totally psychedelic outfit or a more casual ensemble. It’s easiest to stick to casual and pair the printed button-down with medium or dark-wash jeans. I particularly like jeans to be cuffed in this case, just because it makes the ensemble seem very clean.

This Fashionisto decided to take a smooth twist and add Florsheim-inspired oxfords to dress up the outfit. I propose coupling the outfit with Brukka boots, which can be found in Rihanna’s River Island collection.

I also love that the Fashionisto dons a retro snapback with his semi-dressy getup. It is a trendy embellishment that keeps the outfit very chill. The Fashionisto also dons a simple black watch to incorporate an accessory, which is always excellent.

Hint: If you’re like me, you like to see a pop of color included amongst a neutral selection of garments. So I suggest you to wear an exaggerated paisley top to catch the eyes of fellow Fashionistas/os. You’ll acquire a striking confidence once you slip on your bold paisley tee, I promise!


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