When researching this week’s topic, I knew I wanted to discuss something for our men. With most of the schools in the area officially being on summer break, what better topic than summer style?
The very first thing that came up when I went to Pinterest for ideas was this chart that I have to say I disagree with the majority of what it says. So today, I am going to tell you my thoughts on why this chart is wrong but I would love to hear if you disagree!
Let’s start at the top, where they discuss length of shorts.On this portion, I will say I agree mostly. The far left two are too short in my opinion, although they say just the farthest option is too short. On the right side, I would say I agree that the right one is too long but I actually prefer the “absolute longest” option to the one in the middle that they think is the best length.
Next, this is where they really started to lose me. I much prefer a baggy shape on guys to the tiny fitted shorts on the left. I don’t mind a fitted look on guys but personally, I think a pair of baggy cargo shorts is a good look for men.
Colors and patterns are distinctive to a person and their style in my opinion. Some people prefer neutrals and I think that is just fine. I definitely don’t see a problem with guys branching out into some color though!
I am going to skip down on the graphic a bit and go to the “things to avoid” section. I already mentioned, I really like cargo shorts on guys so I would definitely disagree with that item being on the avoid list. Then they say to avoid flip flops, but they were careful to say “or if appropriate for local culture”. This part made me chuckle a bit. I mean I live in Florida so it is obviously acceptable here but when I lived in Texas I found it just as acceptable. So where is it not acceptable to wear flip flops? I will make sure to avoid ever moving there! 🙂
Another item they say to avoid is plaid, again I disagree. Plaid shorts on guys is a fun addition to a sometimes drab wardrobe. I say bring on the plaid, as long as it is accompanied with a solid color shirt.
Guy’s fashion can be boring at times. They don’t get the same pattern and color choice as us girls and let’s face it, how many way can they wear a shirt and shorts or a shirt and pants? Girls get dresses, skirts, rompers, pants, capris, shorts, and so much more! To me, guys get so much less options that I don’t tend to be as judgmental on their style choices. I will say though that there are a few things like tight skinny jeans and sagging pants that I do not care to see on men but other than that, it’s kind of hard to go wrong as long as they match colors, etc.
To my guys out there reading this, let us know some of your favorite styles or tips you have for other guys! We would love to hear from you!