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Guys, it’s okay to trade in that faded t-shirt of yours for a fitted or graphic top. It also won’t hurt to give those comfy pair of old baggy jeans or wrinkled khakis a rest either. Before the long days of sizzling summer arrive, check out these five trends that’ll have you looking your hottest.
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1. Colored pants/khakis: The brighter the better. Whether they’re skinny jeans or straight legged, colored pants are a must-have this spring. Throw on a white v-neck and put a slight cuff in the bottom. The next thing you know you’re looking like runway material.
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2. Craft bracelets: They can be beaded, double braided, leather, or something your little sister made in art class. Bracelets opposite a gold watch (another key accessory) will spruce up your outfit in no time. You can even stack a couple on one wrist or both – the more the merrier.
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3. Suede shoes with colored soles: Splash some subtle but smooth color into your everyday look as soon as you tie a knot in your shoes. These bad boys will stand out on their own so don’t try to match your outfit to the color of your sole.
4. Tassel Shoes & Loafers: Leave those ankles bare this season as you slip into your shoes. Whether you’re headed to class, work, or the beach – these will keep you feeling as cool as you look.
5. R.O.N: Red, orange, and navy are the colors of craze this season. Sport one of these shades and become that piece of eye candy you’ve always dreamed you’d be.
We asked SU’s young fashion guru Mohammad Diallo, junior fashion design student and former intern at Self, Lucky, and Nylon Magazines, for his take on what’s up and coming for men’s fashion.
To help get you started on your new wardrobe additions he suggested places like Gap for finding “a new selection of colorful khakis, Ralph Lauren for the essentials, and Band of Outsiders.” Avoid fashion fails by leaving sagging, square-toed shoes and ill-fitting clothes in the past, he says.