STYLE ADVICE: All in the Essentials

STYLE ADVICE: All in the Essentials

Ah, the beloved navy blue blazer—an oldie but goodie. It’s a staple that every man should have in his closet. Whether you’re going to work, have an important event at school, a date, or whatever the occasion, a navy blazer is your BFF. A navy blazer is a great way to dress up a casual outfit. Opting for navy and a more tailored fit creates a classic, modern look. I personally love a navy blue blazer and don’t think you can ever go wrong with one. It’s a very versatile piece that allows many different outfit combinations. The options are limitless!

Contrast in an outfit is ideal.  It draws the eye and generates attention, while creating harmony within your look and tieing it all together. In this look, contrast is achieved by pairing a patterned, pastel button-up with a dark blazer. Listen up men, pink is not just for ladies. I think pink can be a game-changing color in a man’s outfit and is a great way to create contrast and visual interest. Now that spring is approaching, it’s a great time to break out your pink button-ups, or invest in one.

Another staple you can’t go wrong with is a pair of penny loafers. They are a classic staple that should be in every man’s wardrobe. They come in many different colors, styles, and materials making them very versatile and allowing them to be worn in a variety of different ways. This Fashionisto is wearing a casual loafer that can be worn with basically anything besides a suit (which would require a more formal loafer­—if you’re going the loafer route). Want to jazz up your look a little bit? Add a pair of patterned socks to make a statement and complete your look.