Men's Summer Style #ManCrushMonday

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If you’re on Twitter and Instagram you know that every Monday our feeds are filled with pictures of smokin’ hot and stylish dudes as part of the weekly hashtags #MCM or #ManCrushMonday.

Before now I’ve just enjoyed drooling over people’s crushes but today I thought I’d turn it into a blog post and share with you my man crush (my hubby) and a little men’s summer style.

On the Spring/Summer runways designers showcased tailored shorts.

Think of them as short trousers- tailored from hip to hem.  They follow the sartorial style of a fitted  lightweight cotton chino but without the below the knee fabric!

Great for every body type they can easily be dressed up with a lightweight blazer for a more sartorial look or dressed down with a Euro-Style Polo or fitted shirt and boat/driving shoes.

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The standard length has become a solid 7-9 inches but you can find lengths varying from a safe 11 inches all the way up to thigh baring 5 1/2 inches!  The length you choose depends on your height and body type- I like the finished length to land about 1-2 inches above the knee.

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Mixing patterns is one of the best ways to spice up your summer wardrobe.  The key is to combine  patterns of different scale and size that complement each other.  Stay away from anything that is too matchy-matchy.  You don’t want to look like you are wearing Garanimals.

Use one pattern to act as a neutral.  A smaller pattern that is less dense can act as a neutral when paired with a much bolder piece.  As you can see, the subtle star print shorts act as the neutral when paired with the bold stained glass window print shirt.

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When combined, trouser shorts and mixed prints create an effortless cool  liberated approach to summer styling, a pulled together vibe that makes a seasonal statement.

Who’s on your Style #ManCrushMonday list?

What He’s Wearing:

TOPMAN Stained Glass Window Print Shirt

Nordstrom Rack Star Print Cotton Shorts

TOMS Windward Sunglasses

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve already started sporting the shorter shorts. They look classier and more stylish, but the best part is that they are cooler/less hot & sweaty.

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