Chaps Men’s Styling Event: Part 1
I don’t get to cover men’s fashion often – but I’ve realized, it just may be a beautiful symbiosis of some of my favorite things. I love men, and I love fashion: So, sexy men wearing clothes that make them look sexier? That works…
Backing up, Chaps invited a few bloggers to their showroom last week, to take part in a men’s styling walk-through. I was there with my blog-world friends Keiko Lynn and Christine Cameron — each of the three of us brought a “date” for the event, and over wine and cheese, checked out the seasonal offerings to look forward to this fall and winter at Chaps, and got to pick out some duds for our handsome man to be styled in!
I brought my delicious friend Nick who loved the attention – I think he may have an inner model that was desperate to be discovered.
Now, I’m going to hold off posting pix of Nick because I am going to do a SPECIAL post very soon with his before and after style makeover pix – for now, though, I want to share some of my favorite looks from the showroom.
As I was browsing the men’s styles, I found a lot I’d myself wear – and I’m a girl! The cardigans, for instance, are great oversized “boyfriend” sweaters – so cozy to wear with a tee and jeans as cafes get chilly. I’d actually steal any of the sweaters! Though, it’s more like SHARING – and isn’t that the most important part of any relationship?
Seriously, though – men’s fashion is not that different – cognitively – than that of girls. It’s all about picking the right pieces – and you can look classy and sexy and expertly put-together without going to the most expensive stores and finding the priciest pieces.
I think if I was a dude, I’d probably spend a lot of time shopping in Kohl’s in the Chaps department – the prices are great, the quality is excellent, and you will find the fabric to be rich, with a fine soft texture in the sweaters.
So, yes, I was impressed — I won’t tell you yet what styles Nick chose to try out – but I’m super excited to see the results, and will share the photos with you soon!