Originally posted in 24 Hours Vancouver
A short while back, we received an e-mail from a man who had recently shed a few pounds and was ready to treat himself to some new clothes. Like many men, he had never included a lot of colour into his wardrobe, but feels that now is the time.
So, how do men do this? It can be scary for males to buy colour for themselves and the big question is: how much is too much? No guy wants to feel like a clown or that they’re getting a lot of unwanted attention. For these men, we say keep it simple and take man-baby steps by introducing one bold colour in your outfit a day. By pairing a statement colour with neutrals you’ll make just the right statement.
1. Blue-soled shoes
Ladies have loved their Laboutin’s for years, now it’s time for the guys to give coloured soles a shot. These BOSS Grey Suede Wingtips with the blue sole are a really fun way to inject colour into your look.
2. A painless punch
Scarves are the easiest way to integrate colour into your look. Try this chunky yellow knit scarf from Jack and Jones over your coat or blazer for a bold and practical fall-winter look.
3. Bold britches
A red pant you say? We’re going to push you. We love vintage cords from J. Crew that come in several colours. These tell the world that you are not afraid of fashion. And wait until you see how many compliments you get.
4. Impress with less
Sometimes all you need is a great belt to add that finishing touch to your outfit. We love this orange stitch-striped webbing belt from the GAP, and you can’t beat the price.
5. The power of pink
Turn heads and make a statement with this fabulous pink wool blazer from Joe Fresh. We love the cropped look and feel that it’s a great one to dress up or down.