Trendspotting Tuesday: Fab or Fail? Studded Hats for Men

Today I am doing a sort of hybrid of Menswear Monday & Trendspotting Tuesday by bringing a growingly male-centered trend to the spotlight.

It seems 2013 is the year of the bling for men. More and more, male bling and accessories are becoming more common place in the “swaggy” male’s wardrobe. In full embrace of this trend, the studded hat is starting to rear its head in men’s fashion. Justin Bieber was spotted rocking one the other day.

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The Biebs is not the only one. I have seen many men on my Instagram feed, rockin’ their studded hats, as well as a number of other male celebs. It seems as though this is the new way of jazzing up your snapback and taking urban style to another level.

I personally am not against the studded hat for men, though not particularly a fan. Some men are really able to pull them off nicely while others look a little loud and overzealous in their attempts at head-bling style. Again I don’t think they are the worst thing ever and some pull them off quite well, but I have seen some hat designs that take it too far and straight into the lane of gaudiness.

How do you guys feel about bling for men & the studded hat trend in particular? Is it totally FAB? Or a total FAIL?

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♥ XOXO A.T. ♥

 

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Star Style Saturdays: Rihanna

There are few fashion mavens more style savvy than this badass girl. Rihanna style is eclectic, edgy, and exciting. She always keeps her look fresh and up to date and she is a definite trendsetter. She does and wears what she wants, when SHE wants. Her Unapologetic style is always sure to turn heads & with her 7th album, by the same name, coming out on Monday….it’s time we take notice.

I’ve have never seen somebody that looks so good in EVERYTHING! No matter what hair, or style of clothes she wears she just exudes badassery in a way thats alllllll girl power. Keep rockin’ it Rih Rih, can’t wait to hear your new album!

Do you guys just ADORE her style like I do?

Until Next Time…

XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays: Skinny Jeans Fab or Fail?

Hola my lovely people out there! Hope your enjoying this blessed Monday that is before us.

Now I know skinny jeans are not a new trend, for men or women, but there is much commentary on men wearing skinny jeans and I have noticed that my male friends fall on both sides, arguments for and against them. So I thought I’d bring it to you guys.

For my men out there: How do you feel about wearing skinny jeans or other men who do (if you don’t)?

For my ladies: How do you feel about men who wear skinny jeans?

My personal view is that I don’t mind a man wearing skinny jeans as long as he does so in a way that is still manly. My biggest thing is that they aren’t too tight and that they fit your body type. For instance, some of my more stocky men out there may benefit more from straight leg jeans while my men of slimmer build look better in skinnies. And I would prefer skinny jeans or straight leg jeans ANY DAY over those baggy monstrosities that are 10 sizes too big and puckled up with a belt around the waist…or worse, sagging below your buttcheeks.

Just my opinion though…

…and I want you guys opinions.

Let me know how you feel about skinnies on men

Fab or Fail?

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

Trendspotting: Leather

Hola my dears!

Today is a beautiful day and its actually starting to get cold in the South (whadya know?) And I’m  actually not a big fan of the cold but its still bearable out there, just cold enough that I can pull out a few cute cold-weather items. 🙂

This leads me to a spotlight on the perfect cold-weather trend for fall…LEATHER. Leather is a big trend for fall. I’m seeing it on celebs, runways, and everyday street fashionistas, and as it gets colder, this is definitely a trend to embrace. Leather is mostly worn in black, but there has been a rise of colored leather as well, as of late. Check out a couple of pictures I accrued below of the trend being put to best use…

The leather trend comes in various colors, shapes and styles so there is something leather out there that can flatter anyone. Gon’ get you some!!

Menswear Mondays: Bowties

Hello All, It’s Menswear Monday!

Today I want to focus on a simple way for my men to polish their look.

BOW TIES

Can’t go wrong with a bowtie! Well, ya can, but lets not go there  today. Bow ties are an easy way for my men out there to add a bit of polished flair to any outfit. Whether a formal occasion, a date, or just a day out and about, a bowtie done correctly is a great way to pull your look together in a way that’s sure to get you noticed. Take note from a few stylish men below and the way they rock their bowties…

These men almost always look phenomenal in their head turning styles. I won’t go as far as to attribute all their success to bowties, but I will say it seems they aren’t foolish enough to leave this tool out of their fashion arsenals. Be inspired by how these stylish celebs style their bowties and tweak it for a bowtie swag thats all your own. There are many styles and shapes of bowties, just shop around and let the bowtie itself inspire you. Get creative, have fun, and look sharp!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Star Style Profile : Solange Knowles

Today I am shining the spotlight on one stylish starlett: Solange Knowles. Solange’s style is the epitome of eclectic, eccentricity. She is the queen of mixing prints and she is never afraid to step outside of the box with her wardrobe. Lets admire her style a moment shall we?

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 This songstress is one fearless fashionista, who exibits no-holds-barred style everytime she steps out.

How to Achieve Solange-Style :

1. Go bold with color (Solange almost always has on at least one bold color, whether in her wardrobe or makeup)

2. Mix Prints (If thats a daunting task for you, you can find a little help here)

3. Get funky up top (Most times this Sol-Angel is either rockin’ a funky-fresh headwrap or big volumized hair)

4. Take Fashion Risks (Don’t go with the norm ! )

I love, love, love Solange’s funky and eclectic style ! Don’t you?

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’