Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Nautical Navies - Inspiration for Spring

The weather is slowly getting warmer and the spring collections are moving into the retail stores! At work, I’ve been styling a lot of pieces inspired by the navy and nautical trend. Personally, I think it’s wonderful that this color is being featured more in menswear because it’s one of those colours that is distinctly masculine. No matter what kind of navy is in your wardrobe, it will always have that sense of masculinity and appropriateness. This is a refreshing spin on the whole androgynous look popular in fashion at the moment. Also, who doesn't want to look like there sailing on a yacht in the south of France! 

Below are two of sweaters I styled for spring: 

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Above is a white shawl collared sweater with nautical stripes on the back of the neck and a toggle on the front. I paired the sweater with a white dress shirt and a navy horizontal striped knitted tie. This look is a bit formal for sailing on a yacht but, for a more casual feel, replace the shirt and tie with a white v-neck t-shirt. To complete the look pair these pieces with either navy or beige slim chinos, and for footwear go for a blue or taupe tasselled loafer. DON'T FORGET TO GO SOCKLESS! No athletic socks! As explained here

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This second look, incorporating a  navy grey tipped v-neck sweater, is a bit more business casual and office appropriate. I paired this sweater with a light grey button up dress shirt and a charcoal and navy polka dotted silk tie. On the bottom half of this look, I would definitely pair a charcoal grey trouser and a dark brown dress shoe. Want it to be more business formal? Through a blazer on top with a grey or navy pocket square! 

Also, don’t forget about your statement sock! Go for something with a little blue in it. It can be either patterned or solid and you will have a fashion forward look that means business! 

Yours truly, 

   Mr. Cavaliere   

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