As Cam Gigandet shows here, mixing an electric color into your wardrobe is one way to be the one in the room that gets all of the attention.
You don’t need to look so buttoned up all of the time. Wearing your t-shirt like a the modern day Fonz in a color he would have been afraid to wear will give you a boost of sexy as the dog days of summer linger on.
Don’t get stuck in wearing the same colors and styles. It will get boring. Adding a pop of color, especially one that is this side of day-glow, will give you the adventure in mixing and matching some of the looks you already own and put some spice in your Dandi attire.
T-Shirt – Guess $29
Pants – Burberry Brit $225
Belt – The Gap
Bracelets – Me&Ro
Necklace – Rogues Gallery
Fedora – Selima by V
Photo and wardrobe info courtesy of GQ Magazine
The big summer trend in shoes for 2011 is the Espadrille. They are stylish, comfortable and even designer labels are easy on the pocket.
The Dandi wears them with anything they would wear with a pair of sneakers or flip-flops, even a summer suit! Espadrilles are also the perfect travel shoe; they are lightweight an easy to pack and you can coordinate them with everything from your looks for the beach to your dressier looks for evening.
Shoe styles range from open and closed toe to exposed back. They are made of canvas, cloth, or jute (a plant fiber) with flexible but solid soles. The fun part about them is they come in many fun colors and designs plus they let your feet breathe during the hot summer months while giving you this summers fashionable yet relaxed Dandi look.
Having a jacket to complete your casual look is a must. There are many to choose from; the hoodie, bomber, military inspired or windbreaker but this season’s style is the baseball jacket. Welcome to the big leagues!
For the Dandi this jacket can be worn open or zipped to highlight those much worked out abs. It is best worn with a collarless shirt so that you don’t look in the mirror and see that you’ve been trying to flirt with your collar all twisted and sticking up funny because of the way the jacket collar lays.
Smooth clean lines are the order of the day when you wear waist length outerwear. Keep your pants or shorts flat-front (so you don’t wind up looking like your grandpa) and jeans are always a safe bet. Spice up the look by adding a Fedora and some cool aviator sunglasses.
Photo courtesy of GQ Magazine
Want to stay looking young? This is a great outfit for not looking like you take life too seriously and for dressing up or down.
I love the old school appearance of this look and I particularly love the hat. Fedora’s are a great addition the spring and summer vibe. And with Memorial Day just around the corner and being in the sun a requirement there is no better excuse to add ‘the hat’ to your wardrobe.
The Fedora look is right out of the 60′s. My dad used to have plenty of these and it made his Sunday Seersucker suits look immaculate and when he would don one with his t’s and Khaki’s he’d be the hippest dad in the park.
When buying a hat remember not every hat will compliment every head and face so be sure and try yours on before you buy it. Walk around with it and maybe take a friend or girlfriend with you to give you the final thumbs-up approval. And when it’s time to create a wardrobe around it be sure and let the ribbon on your hat be your guide to the colors you choose, complimenting is great, matching is not necessary.
Hat care – Buy straw Fedora’s for the hotter months, they are lightweight and cooler, however be reminded that straw fedoras do not like rain or water for that matter, so they may not be the best beach or pool accessory. A wipe every now and then of the interior sweatband with a damp cloth or wet-wipe will keep your hat smelling fresh and stain free. For exterior cleaning use a very soft bristle brush or damp cloth. These two simple things will keep all of your straw hats looking new and Dandi for years to come.
Photo courtesy of GQ Magazine