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Menswear Spring Preview

Welcome to the second day of the menswear spring preview featuring Kirven and Antonio, two incredible dancers with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.   I have always appreciated menswear, I flip through GQ monthly, often find myself perusing their website, and hey I even have a pinterest board dedicated to menswear.  So I was obviously excited going into this photo shoot, not just because I would be working with two unbelievably talented dancers from one of my favorite dance companies, not to mention a fabulous photographer whose work I admire, but also because I love menswear.  I enjoy the subtle nuances of menswear and its simplistic nature that is accented by boldness.  Through putting this post together, I learned that the absolute most important component when it comes to menswear is fit, obviously this is important for women as well, but it is EVERYTHING in menswear.  If a jacket is too loose it automatically looks sloppy and if a pant is too tight it is just offensive.  There is however a fine line when it comes to tightness because tight is in (you have the hipster revolution to thank for this one), so it is important to stay true to yourself and your comfort levels when embracing the slim cut.  Other quick tips for spring when rocking a slim cut pant, cuff your jeans and expose your bare ankle for the world to see!  Also, try embracing an old man loafer, this is the perfect way to polish off an outfit.  I love color so I styled Kirven and Antonio in a full spectrum, when mixing and matching colors trust your gut and don’t over think it! Chalks, which are the male equivalent of pastels are also huge this spring/summer season and are generally easier to play around with.  Bottom line, have fun with your look! Embrace change and whatever you do make sure the fit is perfect!

Again, special thank you to Kirven Boyd, Antonio Douthit, Abby Jiu, Buffalo Exchange, Rise Events and Durkl!

On Antonio: Pants: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Sweater: Barneys Coop (similar found here), Shoes: Sperry Topsider. On Kirven: Pants: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shirt: Gant (similar found here), Sweater: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Tie: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shoes: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here)

On Antonio: Pants: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Sweater: Barneys Coop (similar found here), Shoes: Sperry Top-sider (similar found here). On Kirven: Pants: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shirt: Gant (similar found here), Sweater: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Tie: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shoes: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here)

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Mint Tingle

I am paler than pale so I was slightly terrified of mint.  Pastels and pale are never a good mix or so I thought.  I wasn’t fully ready to commit at first so I experimented with mint nail polish and fell in love!  Somehow mint actually made me look tanner…it was like magic!  Not only does mint go with pale, it actually works with a surprisingly broad spectrum of colors and textures.  So I challenge you, find the shade of mint that works best for you and embrace the official color of spring and add some mint to your wardrobe!

perfect mixture of sheer, neon, and mint.  i also love the layered necklaces

Photo courtesy of gudbjorglilja.blogspot

great texture combination

Photo courtesy of oneofeachblog

surprisingly wonderful color combination–pink, nude, mint

Photo courtesy of pinterest

i need this blazer! flawless mix of sophistication and edge

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feminine and fabulous

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patent splash of mint

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this is the easiest way to integrate mint into your look….i HIGHLY recommend it!

love me some rebecca minkoff–you could wear this with everything!

Photo courtesy of misszeit.tumblr

subtle color blocking

Photo courtesy of ashley-ringmybell

sheer and sequins…..simply the best

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Cherry Blossoms

Spring is in the air!  The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, but sadly the blossoms were the first to arrive to their party and the first to leave.  Luckily, I (along with thousands of tourists) were able to catch the blossoms at the end of their peak and snap a couple pictures along the way.

cherry blossoms, jefferson memorial, tidal basin, and tourists.....so dc

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