“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what it makes it new is the way you put it together.” – Carolina Herrera


How To Wear Hiking Sandals For Him

According to the British GQ, hiking sandals are a major trend for summer 2019. And if you are one of the dudes who wants to wear this trend, here are a few ways to do so:

Yes, your hiking sandals can be fun. Or printed. To go with it I picked an extreme short shorts that is by the way another trend for summer, but you can wear any shorts you like. The same goes for your top. I suggested a henley but any t-shirt, shirt would be fine.

Extra accessories that you may or may not wear: a casual watch and a hat. Why not?

Another collarless shirt. This time the short is a little longer and in a more dressed up vibe. And yes, it is pleated. But you can wear one with no pleats as well. The hiking sandals are a little dressier but still casual.

Same accessories, just because.

And yes, you could wear a nice brown belt. But bear in mind that is perfectly okay to forget about them. Even when your shorts have belt loops.

Just adding a black leather jacket in case it gets a little cold. Global warming and all.

Here the idea is go basic with khakis and a crisp white shirt (it could be cotton or linen or mix of both), the dressier sandals version, the hat and a leather watch, that is a bit dressier than the casual watch, btw.

You can totally wear a more casual (and weird) version of the hiking sandals in black and bet on a dark grey jogger to go with it. A tee that resonates with you and a casual to watch.

And yes, you can add the same black leather jacket, if you need.

The basic straight jeans with another white shirt and hat. Of course that your shirt could be in any color you fancy. Obviously. And this basic look could be the perfect base to wear a dressier hiking sandals or a more casual and fun one.

Up to you.

How about to wear a dressier trousers, dark with both sandals: a more casual one and a dressier one? Here I am keeping the top casual with a collarless shirt and a basic tee but a crisp shirt could be your choice.

And finally a suit and a polo with your dressier hiking sandals. The watch is the leather one to keep things up. A little. And yes, the polo could be replaced by any top, even a tank top. And yes, a polo could be the top of any of the other looks above.

A very important remainder: Regardless the sandals you intend to wear bear this in mind: if you are showing your feet, nails and toes, they gotta be in a great shape, looking and smelling good. Therefore, keep your nails trimmed, with no fungus or anything else alike it, keep your toes and feet moisturizer with no cracking or anything disgusting showing up. And of course, make sure it smells good. Please. 🙏

Another very very important reminder: don’t ever, ever wear socks with yours. Please!🙏🤣

How To Wear A Fanny Pack For Him

I must confess that looking around for some Okay inspirations for this post was a very hard task. And it was because, let’s face it, fanny pack for men is not the most alluring accessory. And yet, I got some examples to give you an idea on each fashion road to take if you want to wear one and almost get away with it.

To be super duper honest again, the best way to wear a fanny pack is not around your hips or waist; it is around your torso. Front way or back way.

Those are the best ways.

But if you want to wear it around your hip or waist anyways… then consider wearing a fanny pack in the same color or your pants/shorts and your t-shirt or shirt like this all black look. It could also be an all gray look.

Another possibility is to wear your fanny pack like the other dude: with a shirt or t-shirt covering the belt and leaving just the bag part exposed. It could work.

But keep this in mind: a fanny pack might just not be your thing. And this is Okay. Don’t insist. Move on and away from it. Trust me. It is the wise thing to do.

“The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.” – Inês de La Fressange

6 Ways To Wear A White Sneakers For Him

And again, yes, that is a much better stylish idea to wear a white sneaker that is flat rather than the ones a bit higher like a running sneaker. Just like the ones in the looks below. Check it out:

Photos: Pinterest Reproduction

With a khaki chino and a denim shirt. And yes, here a brown belt is the perfect bet. You could have left the belt out of the look as well. And yes, although it is great to leave a bit of skin between the sneaker and the pants, you could have picked pants that would cover it all.

The nest look it is an all dark look with a little bit of light splashes via shirt. And yes, the shirt could also be dark for an all dark look.

The third look is a more tailored pants in a light shade of gray and a no collar shirt. Of course that a standard collar shirt could be used instead but this one is also an option. Keep that in mind.

Photos: Pinterest Reproduction

Those are more dressier looks. A tailored pants and a blazer with a stripped t-shirt. Classic, straight to the elegance point.

The next one involves a suit. In this case with no tie. But of course you could wear one. A slim tie would be a better option but any tie would be possible. Really. But a pocket square is also a good accessory. With or without the tie.

The other look is an all-black look with a coat and turtleneck. Elegant, understated and yet dramatic by the black and white contrast. Actually, the all-black and white sneakers is one of my favorite looks to sport the white sneakers.

Style Rule 8: Let The Mirror Be Your Friend

How? Consulting with your mirror every time you go out of your home. Checking your look from front, sides and back. Head to toe. Still and moving. Checking if everything is fine, flowing properly. If there isn’t anything missing like a button or if there isn’t anything weird going on. And if the whole look suits you and the occasion you are heading to.

And you can have some fun doing it.

And you can also consult with it when you try something new, at a store. Obviously. And always check front, sides and back. Head to toe. Still and moving.

If you do it and listen to it, then the mirror will be your best friend on that.

Style Rule 7: Keep All The Clothes And Accessories For The Season At Your Sight

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And yes, it is very important to keep all your clothes and accessories for that particularly season at your sight all the way through, so you can maximize your closet options and wear regularly everything you have there. Otherwise, you will not. Trust me on that!

In order to do that, every time a warm (Spring) or cold (Fall) season cycle starts to show up, organize your wardrobe accordingly. Especially if you don’t have much space. In this case, you can pack or store the clothes from the other season cycle and put them in a shelf at the top of your wardrobe or any where you can.

In any case, let the season’s clothes be more at reach, more in evidence so you can see all your options. Because if you don’t, you might waste good look opportunities and even ending up buying something you don’t need and/or already have just because you forgot about that piece hidden in the back of your closet.

It happens. Especially with accessories.

And yes, you should keep a few options for the other season at sight, but in a secondary sight level, like in the far ending of your closet or in the back of your drawer. Things like a cardigan, a sweater or a coat in the warm season just in case you need it. Pick your favorite pieces for that.

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.”

—Lauren Hutton

Style Rule 6: Love Everything You Have

Photo: Pixabay.

Actually, I should rephrase that and instead say: only buy clothes and accessories that you absolutely loooove. Like, OK, why not? are not really a deal maker. Only loooove is. And if you are not loving a piece, then don’t buy it in the first place.

And yes, sometimes you have an event coming and you may not have a proper shoe or an outfit for it and eventually you end up buying something that will follow in one of those categories. Because that was what you could find at that particular time. OK. Sometimes it is the way it goes. But even in those cases, try the best you can buying something you actually loved. Or at least consider renting, borrowing…

And if you still couldn’t find anything and buying is the only solution, always remember that you can sell the piece afterwards if you are not going to need it for other occasions. This way you can keep your wardrobe on the love vibe.

And speaking of it… keeping your entire wardrobe committed to a love only vibe will help to make you shop wisely and make you save some serious bucks but also this little detail will help to build a wardrobe that you are more likely to wear it all as you should, frequently and happily. Because when we only have pieces that we love available that is the tendency. Just think for a moment in that piece in your wardrobe that you absolutely love the most. That piece that sparks joy (hello, Marie Kondo!), a piece that if you could you would wear it all the time. See? That can actually happen for real if you ONLY have in your wardrobe pieces that makes you feel that way.

Wouldn’t that be wonderful? It would, right?

Then consider this every time you go shopping for something. Only buy pieces that you loooove.

Style Rule 5: Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Details

Details are key to maximize your looks. In order to do that you have to understand that details can make (or break) a look, they can differentiate a look so you don’t get bored when repeating an outfit, they can communicate your style or who you are when you have no or little opportunity to do so. Or just don’t want to use words for that.

What do I mean by details? Details can be literally a detail on your top like something sparkling, it can be a message on your t-shirt, it can be how you wear your sweater, your belt, your scarf, your cuffs, your hem, your tucked shirt or even just an accessory per se.

To illustrate that, think about wearing your cuffs undone at its on place, a half tucked, half untucked shirt, a belt buckle a little off its place, a different scarf knot, a bracelet or any kind of so you jewelry,

If you master that you can easily wear to the most everything you have, you can pack lighter because you will get that you don’t need a lot of pieces to have something to wear, you just need the right pieces and the right details.

For inspiration on details you can check my boards on Pinterest Details For Her and Details For Him. I will update them frequently-ish.