Men; you guys are a bit more simple. I’ll admit that I don’t know quite as much about guys fashion as I do about girls, however, I do know the basics. To the knee denim or cargo shorts are huge this time of year, and look good on anyone! These shorts come in all different colors, so the trick is pairing them with the right top. The top can be anything from a basic T to a button down shirt, as long as the colors match!
Jeans are timeless, and are ALWAYS in style (same goes for the ladies). A good pair of jeans can make any outfit look nice, whether you are going for a more casual look (pairing them with a simple T shirt), or a dressier look (pairing them a buttoned down collared shirt).
When looking for the right top, try to stay away from anything with words. For getting pictures done, words can often distract from YOU, which should be the focus. This also goes for shirts that are too busy in their pattern. Sometimes less is more, so try to stick with shirts that are more subtle and that complement you, rather than distract.
A few rules of thumb:
1. Just like the ladies, stay away from pairing patterns with patterns, or prints with prints. If you have plaid shorts for example, pair them with a solid shirt.
2. Brightly colored or patterned shorts can be very difficult to match, so try to stick with neutral colored shorts. That way you can focus more on finding a shirt that you love without worrying about whether or not it matches the shorts (you still have to consider the shorts color, however if the shorts are neutral there’s a much greater chance they will match the shirt).
3. Try to buy clothes that are a bit more fitted (especially shirts). Most guys I know are all about comfort, so they tend to go for the larger sizes. Do your best to judge what fits your body, but ultimately what matters is what makes YOU feel confident!
Again, where can you find these trends?! You can basically find them at any clothing store, but here are some of the stores that are popular right now for teens/young adults. For both the men and the ladies; American Eagle, Pac Sun, Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, Express (for a dressier look), Urban Outfitters, and various department stores (my favorite is Macy's). For the ladies; Forever 21, Charlotte Rouse, Charming Charlie (a jack pot for jewelry as well), and Delia’s. Lucky for us, the Mall of America is right next door, so if you can’t find one of these stores near you, chances are you’ll find it there!
-Kayla, Guest Fashion Contributor
Class of 2015 Senior Model