It is officially Holiday season. You know this because every store you walk into now has a Christmas tree up, wreaths on the doors and windows, and there’s a faint trace of sugar cookies lingering in the air. So, now that you’ve finished the last dregs of the Halloween candy, it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving, Hannakah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. The important questions that need to be answered start to arise: a)What will you wear to your best friend’s party after work? b)What sweater will best disguise the after dinner pooch you’ll definitely have after chowing down on Aunt Bertha’s cranberry-apple- sausage stuffing? c)Will everyone be offended if you just knock back a few hours of sleep in the guest room after you exchange presents? d)Did your boyfriend really just ask if he can show up at your parent’s house in cargo pants and a hoodie for Thanksgiving dinner?
No worries, I got all the answers you’ll need:
a) Wear something flirty and sassy. I’d head over to Alice & Olivia for a nice festive frock.
c) No one should care if you sneak out to sleep off the present opening hangover you’ve occurred.
d) Introduce your boyfriend to my dear friend VINCE:
Trust me, your boyfriend will thank you later. Preventing your mother from making a passive aggressive comment about his lack of appropriate attire, yet plethora of college basketball sweatshirts, will keep the your world from spinning off its axis.
Despite the fact that it’s October freaking 10th and it’s been at least 80 degrees for the past two weeks, it’s Fall. Fall is usually when you get to wear boots, sweaters, corduroys, and tweed. You know what I’ve been forced to wear lately? Shorts, sundresses, and sandals. I really need it to be Fall already. Like now!
Rant aside, this is my Manly Man Men week and I am moving on to Menswear trends for Fall (if you hadn’t read the title). This fall some trends that dominated the runways were: boxy jackets, biker looks, monochromatic outfits, double-breasted jackets, and an update on the 3pc suit featuring vests or v-neck cardigans. Everything kinda had a stylish city commuter vibe.
Tom Ford’s Spring 2014 Men’s collection was, shall I say, vibrant. Fella’s better start watching those calories, cause Tom’s new spring collection is FORM FITTING. I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to menswear, but I did have some favorites from Tom’s collection:
The man knows how to cut a suit! You can peruse the rest of the collection here.
It’s no secret I love a well dressed man. What’s not to love? A well fitted suit, the perfect pair of jeans, a great shawl collared sweater…it all looks good. Luckily for me, Ralph Lauren’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection checks off all of those looks and more. Prepare yourselves and gird your loins.