ALL IN THE DETAILS: Three Stripes, You're Out

As the weather warms up, the days get longer, and the legs come out. For men, the legs only come out slightly above the knee. (But who doesn’t love calf muscles?). With shorts beginning to evolve in variety for males, the new question then becomes how to dress them up?

The simple answer is a pattern. They say it takes a real man to wear pink. But I think it takes a fashionable man to wear patterned bottoms. Plaid, stripes, polka-dots and florals have shown up as top fabrics for menswear this season.

Etro’s fall 2015 menswear collection featured full-patterned suits with a twist that showed men how to rock plaid and paisley to work. But if that’s too much, we can stick to a classic: stripes!

This Fashionisto took pieces of the show and made it his own with striped shorts. Shorts are usually worn for leisure and casual wear, but find a pair with a print to dress up the entire look. While it’s technically spring, it still can get a little chilly from time to time, so a navy blazer is a great addition to take any look from day to night. He keeps it simple with a plain V-neck that looks crisp and put together so that he can rock the shorts with or without the blazer.

Shoes are an essential part to any outfit. In this case, the shorts are striped, so it’s best to pair the ensemble with dress shoes like this Fashionisto.

How To: Wearing new striped shorts? Pair them with a button-down for a great look for date night or a plain T-shirt to hang out with friends.