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Boys Will Be Boys!


Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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Boys will be boys, no matter their age. I swear I see it every day at work and at home. My husband acts like my teenager at times and my teenager acts like my preschooler at times and the preschooler acts like the adult of the house most of the time except when he needs to have that occasional tantrum/meltdown…it’s like I’m watching Lion King with the Circle of Life right before my very eyes.

Funny enough I love working with men! They are more easily satisfied than women when it comes to putting together their look/image. Even if they are super picky, finding the right looks for them are simple (quality of) Fabrication, Fit and Feel (how comfortable it is on them). Once that’s achieved the rest is a piece of cake! Women clients? Well that’s a whole other article, lol!

Nonetheless, the point is that men don’t change much from who they were to who they are all grown up…they will ALWAYS be versions of their younger selves.

Even when they turn 50 and above men will still be young at heart and hopefully their desire to stay en vogue and desirable to who “floats their boat” (women, other men or both; no judgement here!) will still be intact. Men above 50 should be able to dress stylishly and stay in trend…with a little more sophistication of course. Everyone loves a little edge, a little more swag mixed with that seasoning (aka salt & pepper hair), lol!

Here are a few looks I think a swaggadocious and still age appropriate with and a little edge and sophisticated style. NOTE: to properly pull this off one would need to stay physically fit and not let your midsection grow too wide/large…that’s not sexy no matter what you wear.

AARP here they come… Sexy & Runway Ready!

Men’s Style Advice: White Hot Summer


Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 9:00 am

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It’s safe to say there wasn’t much of a spring, as summer just ushered its way in like nobody’s business. One sure fire way to keep cool, classic and fashionable is by rocking white. Whether you’re headed to a party, to work or just out on the town, there is a white ensemble that fits every facet of your personal style.

1.      A White Sneaker

A clean white sneaker is very necessary this summer, largely because of its versatility. You can wear them with shorts, sweats, jeans, and suits. With a wide variety of selections, you’re sure to find a pair that easily fits your budget. 

NFL Baller Tyrod Taylor sports a pair of low top common projects sneaker. Note how his trouser stops at an appropriate length just at the ankle.

 2.      White Jeans

Though they may be hard to keep clean, white jeans are definitely in this summer. The trick to these is finding the right fit for the occasion. Wear a skinny fit jean and dress it up with a loafer or sandal or a looser-fitting straight leg (please no boot cut fellas) and dress it down with your favorite sneaker.

  1. Fitted Tee

I’m not talking about Fruit of the Loom undershirts either. Invest in a few solid colored crew neck or V-neck that can take you from a movie date to running errands. Wearing a V-neck shows you put just a little bit extra effort into your look.  You can still be dapper and relaxed in your suit while wearing a T-shirt. Go straight from the office to happy hour to dinner.

 Here’s a few “Honorable Mentions”  for your Style Reference:

Hey Fellas, Are You Your Best Professionally Chic You?


Posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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It’s a new year and with that comes all kinds of changes to become your better you…at least it should be! I want to challenge you to commit yourself with new expectations of your aesthetic at work and play; but let’s start with work. Do you ever feel worried that your not taken seriously or maybe underestimated at work? Do you still look like you did in school/too young? Are you in looking like the position you want to be or like the one you’re in right now? At your interview it was paramount for you to give a commanding first impression however once you have that job it’s just as important to keep that look up as expertly executed as possible. Every last detail everyday should turns heads, get you compliments, and ultimately send a powerful message to the upper offices that you are meant to be in their ranks.

Hey Guys-

It’s a well-known fact that menswear is a much less complicated choice of options than it is for women; especially in suiting. Today the modern guy uses his accessories to liven up that cookie cutter dreary office suit with color and texture and variety.

NECKWEAR— A tie can pack just the right punch to an otherwise ordinary look with the right bright color or pattern. It’ll differentiate you from the “regular” men who pair dark ties with dark shirts. If a bold tie isn’t your cup of tea, try making that statement with your shirt instead.

COLLAR – The spread collar shirt is the standard now and will be for some time. Ginghams and plaids should be in every man’s repertoire; colors like brick red will set you apart.

‘KERCHIEF – We all know the classic white pocket square from the “RatPack” days to now and it still works for any suit however the new barometer on style and detail have professionals stockpiling an arsenal of patterned options in handkerchiefs. Don’t get intimated by the patterns and not knowing how much is too much pattern at one time. A good general rule is to wear one that plays off the colors in your shirt or tie.

Shoes- I am a big fan of the wingtip and brogue styles for men’s footwear. Color and texture in footwear is another vehicle to bring variety into an otherwise regular look. Always have your classic colors (black, cognac, chocoalte and navy) but adding options like cobolt or denim blue, burgundy, olive, etc… can make you look like a superstar when worn with a balanced hand.

Isabel Marant Pour H&M Debuts this Month!


Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 3:40 am

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This is the next designer following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Versace, Marni and Maison Martin Margiela, French designer Isabel Marant, a French Designer who was made infamous by her wedge sneakers that became one of the hottest sneaker trends of this era (I have a few pairs; I just loved them!). Marant is next in line to grace us her loyal customers and H&M’s customers with her signature Parisian chic designs.

“The Isabel Marant pour H&M collection is an eclectic mix of boho elegance and rock ‘n’ roll insouciance. The spirit is quintessentially Marant: masculine tailoring is featured together with skinny pants, sweatshirts, loose blouses, airy dresses and textured knits” says H&M about the collaboration due to hit stores November 14, 2013.  Not many have the full collection of the H&M/Marant collection, but I DO! View the full lookbook, which includes pieces for men (a first for Marant) as well as teens and make your wish list now because when those doors open on November 14th, I predict there won’t be much left on November 15th  to buy.  This limited edition collection launches in select H&M stores across Canada and the US.

Unfortunately pricing for the collection will be slightly higher than regular H&M threads and accessories; tops start at $50 and outerwear range from $200 to $500. Truth be told… us Isabel Marant loyalists are THRILLED to get an Isabel Marant piece at “close” to an H&M price! We will suffer through the fact that its a little higher than other H&M items, really its ok!

I find her collection a great mix of what that contemporary woman would need. The Isabel Marant pour H&M has everything from basics like easy tees and tanks, teenager swag accessories, outerwear, shoes, cool sneakers and of course, the classic LBD, this collection is saturated with versatility for the whole family. Rather than designing a different style for ‘Women’, ‘Men’, and ‘Kids’, Isabel Marant stuck to the same look/story in knits and tie-dye for the entire collection comprising of sequins, knits, silk, and quality fabric.  Although the collection boasts wearable statement-making streetwear, the outerwear and knitted coats in this collection are nothing short of exquisite.

Another detail of this collection worth mentioning and that sets her apart from collections prior is that Ms. Marant used iconic models to showcase her premiere collection with H&M by the likes of supermodels, Alek Wek, Lou Doillon, Milla Jovovich and Constance Jablonski…Way to make your mark Isabel. Now let’s get shopping!

 

 

 

The Mini’s have it…Finally!


Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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2013 Mom & Me Blazers H&M

It’s always the cutest thing to see a mini version of you in your children. It wasn’t always the case until recent years that you could find little replicas of the trends hot off the runway; especially in menswear/boyswear hence that’s why I birthed BRYCEWEAR many years ago (https://www.facebook.com/bryce.wear). It was only Ralph Lauren who dared to launch a high end kids line for his lifestyle brand. Christain Dior only had baby Dior limited in sizes primarily layettes. Since then I have watched childrenswear style grow to mimic fashionably savvy moms and dads styles. From sneakers/footwear to graphic bold pattern jackets at H&M and chanel-like suits at Oscar De La Renta Kids, Marni and Stella McCartney, Lanvin, the list goes on and on now.  The point is there are stylish trend driven kids clothes for at varying price points almost everywhere and I couldn’t be happier to know that I was one of the first to bring trend driven style of boys clothing options to reality with BryceWear.  I might bring it back within the next year or two if I find the right backer… who knows but for now I am satisfied that kids today have many options of top quality style for every occasion! Here are some of my favorite spots: All Saints, Burberry Kids, Crewcuts (J. Crew Kids), Zara Kids, Next Kids (Europe), Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci Kids, Gilt.com, H&M Kids

 

Simple Solutions to Promote Independent Dressing


Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 12:50 am

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DRAWER STICKERS

The time with my kids are precious and sometimes I feel like I never have enough time to devote to them but when I do, I really really don’t want to be spending it yelling about details on the small stuff. Yes I sometimes wonder why I of all people a Fashion Stylist and Trend Expert have only boys who couldn’t care less about fashion or coordinating the right socks with their look or caring that their nails need clipping, etc… (That list could go on and on).  Because of this, I look for any ideas big or small to assist them in becoming more independent in their grooming and care and overall becoming a better more independent dresser.  Because I travel alot, when I’m home I cater to my kids and I sometimes feel like I am not helping them but more helping to feed my occasional guilt of being away from them.  I believe it is ok to coddle them a little but not too much.   When children learn how to do things for themselves/move more independently they feel empowered. Independent dressing is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced a little every day.  I look for all kinds of ways to mix up learning methods even if it’s just playtime to them but secretly I know they are learning something beneficial for later.

I came across some stickers that I thought would be a great way to familiarize my guys with where to find (and put back) his clothes in drawers. I also use a label maker (for the ones of reading age) to help. Not for nothing; it helps the cleaning person, babysitter and husband (don’t forget that’s another child to monitor) know where things go when you aren’t around to do all the directing or micro-managing yourself.  I love anything that takes a second or two or three or thirty off my to-do list!

 I also like to give them a choice in what they wear for the day…much like I do with my clients. I sometimes lay out 2 or 3 looks for them and ask them to choose.  From time to time I let them chose their full look on their own (and cringe at the final choice) and let them have full authority on it.

Here are 3 free computer games that help teach appropriate choices of clothing based on the weather or the activity:

1.  Caillou Dress Up Game:  Caillou will let you know what the weather is and the child needs to select the proper clothing based on the temperature outside.
2.  Sid the Science Kid Weather Wheel:  Click on the weather wheel to determine the conditions and then dress the character to match up with the weather.
3.  Muffy’s Wardrobe:  Instead of the weather, you can choose an activity for Muffy to participate in and then you must choose the right outfit for that activity.

For the stickers go to www.crafterhours.bigcartel.com/category/stickers  for yours today and if you find any other great tips share them.