The Dressed Down Blazer


By Gabrielle Gurrerro

Styling a suit or blazer in classic menswear is relatively easy, but incorporating one into a casual outfit can be a much more difficult maneuver. This week, we show you how to downplay your blazer by pairing it with a classic T alternative, the henley shirt. Swagoo Girls love how the henley plays with any blazer. The v-neck cut sends a signal of masculine sexuality we know women cannot resist. Dressing down the blazer calls for a straight leg pair of dark or light denim and a casual sneaker. This look is meant for experimentation so don’t be afraid to throw in some color to pique visual interest and add flavor.

Henley ad Blazer     Dress Down Blazer

 


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The henley shirt, similar to your favorite T, is a collarless top with a buttoning placket in front.  They come in short or long sleeves, which makes them perfect year-round. Short-sleeved versions look like a polo, while long-sleeved options follow more of a sweater-type vibe. These shirts diversify any wardrobe and are great “travel companions.” Pack them for a trip or keep a few on-hand to sub for your everyday top. With baseball season here, reach for one of our favorites, the two-toned, ¾ sleeve look featured below.  You are sure to get a few head turns sporting this look.  When pairing your henley with a blazer, the options are endless and failing at this look is hard to do. Get creative! It’s summer, reach for a light-washed blazer with a white shirt is perfect for a date going on a cruise in the bay, to a museum or just hanging in the park.

Baseball Henley White Henley - MEsh

LL Bean Baseball Henley

Frank Oak White Henley


Accentuate Those Legs

When constructing our Swagoo look at home, we suggest starting with dark denim. AG Protege Straight Leg or Joes Classic Straight Leg are affordable and complement all body types. Though there are many cuts, this week we are helping you style the straight leg pair.  Whether you’re slender or have an athletic build, this denim will give you that ‘apple bottom’ look you desire. Jeans are naturally a more casual piece, however, with the right wash they can polish any look. Not too snug and not too loose, our team knows it’s worth keeping a few pairs on-hand.

Dark Wash Straight leg   Straight Leg


Kicks to Impress

Classic sneakers give a look that goes back to 1930’s athletic style. A cool pair of lace-up Converse or Vans can be paired charmingly with any of our straight leg denim options listed above. The Swagoo team never recommends wearing this footwear with a baggy pair of jeans. Make a statement by showing off this sneaker and try not bury them under excess fabric. Feeling bold? Add some flavor by toying with a color or print pair and make a statement your style game is on-point.  

        

Zappos Converse Print

Nordstrom Converse White


Bling

Leather watches were once a standard piece of bling for a formal night out, but like most fashion rules from the past, that has changed. A classic, leather band has become a prerequisite for men and can complete any look. From business to casual wear, adding it to your daily routine will invigorate your fit. When choosing the right piece, start with the face. Silvertones are perfect for everyday wear while gold is great for adding a more provocative feel. Long and short hand watches create a sleek vibe and digital ones give a sexy tech feel. Put your watch on military time. This subtle gesture will show your date she is with an intelligent man.

 

Nixon Green Face    Fossile Watch Blue Digital Watch

Nordstrom Nixon The Sentry

Nordstrom Fossil Grant Round

Nixon Leather Digital Watch


Panty Droppin’ Scents

Perfect for giving off that young, sexy stylish vibe, Gucci Guilty features zesty lemon, cool lavender, and spicy pink pepper. Don’t go overboard with this scent as a couple sprays will permeate the air when you walk by. Gucci Guilty

Sephora Gucci Guilty


 

 

 

 

 

 








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