We asked some of our the most fashion-savvy female bloggers break down their favorite [and least favorite] looks for men and this is what they had to say.
Guys, you should probably take notes.
I’m a sucker for clean-cut guys. That means properly fitting (clean!) clothing and good grooming. Guys, you can’t go wrong in well-fitting dark jeans or khakis, nice shoes, and a button-down shirt. Feel free to add your own touch with a cardigan, v-neck, or sneakers. Stay away from graphic tees and jeans that cut off circulation to your ankles, and I’ll be happy!
— Maggie from Reading Glasses Shopper
My husband would wear his gym shorts, holey pocket tee, and Vans 24/7 if he had his way. I try to steer him towards classics like well-fitting jeans, a basic shirt, and shoes that match — that’s not too much to ask for, right?! I think guys look best in timeless styles — nothing too fussy or trendy. And no girls jeans, Ed Hardy, or copious amounts of jewelry : )
— Sarah from Tulle and Trinkets
Cool & Casual
The truth is, I’m not attracted to men who are really fashionable, trendy, or worried about their appearance. I prefer when a man doesn’t look like he took more time than me to get ready. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find sweatpants and Hooters t-shirts attractive, but I don’t mind a pair of jeans and a hoodie. Effortless is sexy.
I like day and evening looks that are casual and approachable, but pulled together enough that you know he has a little hygiene.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt if you look like Ryan Gosling.
— Megan from Feathers and Freckles
Classics & Colors
This spring, have fun with colors and prints, especially when mixing a classic striped polo with a pair of plaid shorts. Colored shorts and shoes are also a fav of mine and very European-looking. If you are uncomfortable with too much color, then add a little POW with just a jolt. Wear a standard blue and white plaid shirt with a bright pink tie. Or pair a white shirt and jeans with orange shoes. The POW makes all the difference.
I also love a classic polo! But change it up a bit; wear a different brand like Lacoste or Penguin, however you can never go wrong with Polo by Ralph Lauren. You just want something with a unique look. It shows you put a little extra effort into trying something new with a classic piece.
— Alex from Small 4 Style