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Menswear Monday: What to Wear on Casual Fridays

Good day, gents! For today’s Menswear Monday, I wanted to fast forward a bit and focus on that day of the week that we all look forward to – Casual Fridays! How does one manage to look professional still dressed down to celebrate the TGIF spirit? Below, I’ve got a few tips and tricks to achieving that perfect balance of business and casual.

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1. Vince Basic Slub Polo Shirt

2. Rodd & Gunn Dune Lake Shirt

3. Nautica Long Sleeve Solid Oxford

4. RVCA The Ween-End Stretch Pants

5. Perry Ellis Slim Fit Cotton Flat Front Dress Pant

6. Brixton Reserve Chino Pant

7. Cole Haan LunarGrand Wing Tip

8. PUMA El Ace 3 Leather Sneakers

9. Globe Moonshine

SHOP MEN'S >>

Let’s start with more traditional workwear staples like the suit. Suits can still be incorporated into your Casual Friday ensemble by simply dressing them down a bit.  You can opt for a slightly more fashionable version of your classic business suit but still look professional. You can also liven up a classic suit by adding in a bright button-up shirt underneath. No tie needed here! It’s Casual Friday after all!

Another cool Casual Friday outfit option for the office is a sleek monochromatic look. Pull in either all grey or a combination of grey, black and white. You can also do a more casual approach to monochrome dressing by pairing a nice chambray button-up with a mid-blue chino pant. Again, leave the tie at home. If you feel you must wear a tie, try a slim light grey tie for a more fashion-forward, casual feel.

Tie your Casual Friday outfit together with a nice pair of men’s oxfords or, if your workplace allows for it, wear a sleek and simple pair of sneakers. 

I hope your workweek goes smoothly (and quickly) into Casual Friday! Try one of these outfit tips in the office this Friday and you’ll be able to transition right to Happy Hour in style.

--B

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Menswear Monday: 3 Air Travel Essentials

Guys, get your boarding passes ready! Flying is about to become less of a hassle and more of an anticipated opportunity to show off your great style thanks to a few comfy, travel-ready basics. Air travel has more than its fair share of annoyances—from long lines at the security gate to delayed flights, there’s no reason why your outfit shouldn’t come prepared for anything the travel gods may have in store!

We like to think of dressing for the airport as a lesson in stylish simplicity and impeccable utility. Keep things as streamlined as possible by cutting out unnecessary elements when going through security: belts, shoelaces—they’re outta there!

An airport-friendly outfit starts with a great pair of stretchy pants like a slim jogger or athleisure sweatpant. It’s super convenient when going through security (no belts!) and makes for a comfortable plane ride no matter how long your flight may be. Since airports and plane cabins tend to be pretty cold at times, it’s a great idea to always have a nice hoodie sweatshirt handy. Just throw on your hood, slip on your sleep mask and drift away 30,000 feet in the air.

Last, but certainly not least, a pair of effortlessly versatile shoes is a traveler’s best friend. Slip-on sneakers are a great option for air travel because they’re not only easy to run in (gate changes and missed alarms do happen!), but getting through security is a breeze without having shoelaces to contend with.

Below is a small sampling of a few of our popular men’s travel wardrobe must haves: 

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SLEEK HOODIES

1. Alternative Rocky Zip Hoodie

2. Vince Heathered Pullover Hoodie

3. Diesel Brandon-Z Sweatshirt

SHOP HOODIES >>

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

1. Ted Baker Teutra

2. Vans Classic Slip-on™

3. BOSS Green Stiven On

SHOP SLIP-ON SNEAKERS >>

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COMFY JOGGERS

1. Levi’s® Men’s Authentic Sweatpant

2. Publish Sprinter Jogger Pants

3. Original Penguin Range Pants

SHOP JOGGER PANTS >>


SHOP ALL MEN'S >>

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The Trend: Coachella 2013 Recap

How do celebs keep cool in the desert?  We have your invitation to one of the hottest desert pool parties at Coachella.  You'll see why Katy Perry makes a big splash in one of my favorite designers!  --Victoria Recaño

Check out this week’s featured trends!

Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Sunglasses

Missoni Lucrezia Headband

Versace Collection Neon-Trimmed Strappy Heels

Vince Men’s Trouser Shorts

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The Trend: SXSW Fashion Wrapup

"Come with me backstage with Prince and out with Usher! I'll show you how to rock their looks and shop their style.  A little bit of sparkle makes a big splash!"
--Victoria Recaño

Check out this week’s featured trends:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Women’s Oxfords

Giuseppe Zanotti Western-Style Boots

Rachel Zoe Striped Sun Hat

Vince Men’s V-neck Tee

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The Trend: A "Legendary" Episode

This week, Victoria has a one-on-one with two legends in music! Living legend Dione Warwick opens up about her casual-chic style, and John Legend is stumped by one of Victoria’s questions about his signature style. Watch John's legendary reply! 

Check out this week’s featured trends:

Jean Paul Gaultier Silk Tat Stripe Peasant Top

Vince Long Sleeve V-Neck Pocket Tee

Versace Collection Trend Fit Denim

Givenchy Men’s Sunglasses

 

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The Trend: Sundance Style

The Trend goes to Sundance to check out what’s hot in snowy Park City, Utah during one of the most prestigious film festivals of the year.

Check out this week’s featured trends:

Giuseppe Zanotti boots

Alexander McQueen skull scarf

Alexander McQueen aubergine sunglasses

Vince Pima Cotton Long Sleeve Hooded Henley

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The Trend

The Trend goes 007 once again as they highlight the ever-dapper James Bond style. You can certainly channel your inner double agent with a head-to-toe Zappos Couture outfit!

Check out this "Bond-approved" trends! :

Bikkembergs Grey Suit

Vivienne Westwood Feather Tie

Vince Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee

Versace Sunglasses

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The Trend: Sophie Monk

In this edition of The Trend, host Victoria Recaño chats it up with hot Aussie star Sophie Monk.

Here are this week’s top trend highlights:

Feminine flat sandals: Loeffler Randall Serafina

Statement ring: Alexander McQueen Pearl Skull Ring

Sleek & simple men’s shorts: Vince Trouser Short

Printed girls’ dress: D&G Junior Denim Plush and Foulard Dress (Infant)