Spring Forward Fashion: Bold Colors for Men

The Look:

As spring gets brighter — so does your wardrobe!

Color-blocking with bright bold colors is all the rage this season!  Mix-up your look with multiple colors in one outfit.  If you’re scared of looking like a clown, try one bold colored garment or accessory that truly suits you.

 The Businessman

The Look: Ivy Prepster (left); The Inspiration: S/S'12 Louis Vuitton (right)

As the weather gets warmer suits get lighter so why not make the ties lighter too?  This season put away your wool ties and opt for silk.  This silk knit tie from Ivy Prepster is lightweight and comfortable – the perfect dress-up attire for a hot summers day.

Ivy Prepster Silk Knit Tie | $75 | Available at Ivy Prepster

The Casual Guy

The Look: American Apparel (left); The Inspiration: S/S'12 DSquared2 (right)

You may not be a trendy fashionisto, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look good!  This Green Hoody from American Apparel embraces the “bold color” trend while still being comfortable.  Throw this on for Seattle’s spring showers or when the nights get chilly this summer.

Salt and Pepper Zip Hoody | $48 | Available at American Apparel

The Prepster

The Look: Band of Outsiders and Sperry Topsiders (left); The Inspiration: S/S'12 Band of Outsiders (right)

Step out of your comfort zone with this vibrant shoe! Band of Outsiders and Sperry Topsiders have come together for the ultimate shoe collaboration – the orange Sail Cloth Boat Shoe.  The vintage look and trendy shade will pair well with spring’s colors and make a classic statement.

Sail Cloth Boat Shoe | $175 | Available at Forward Forward


The Beach Bum

The Look: J.Crew (left); The Inspiration: S/S'12 Michael Bastian (right)

Bring style to the beach with the 5” Portofino Trunk.  These trunks are inspired by the 1970’s and have a tailored above the knee fit. They are soft, comfortable and have a handy pocket so you can keep your keys safe while having fun on the beach.

5” Portofino Trunk | $75 | Available at J.Crew