A large part of the reason we try to look good is to impress the fairer sex. So, it couldn’t hurt every once in a while to get a woman’s perspective on the clothing and accessories she’d prefer. We turned to our friends at Style Girlfriend to do just that. Here are the new pieces Brittany Hammonds, the site’s online editor, is liking right now.
Brittany Hammonds is the online editor at the daily men’s lifestyle site Style Girlfriend. Style Girlfriend offers guys friendly advice from a female perspective on lifestyle topics like dating, fitness, travel, and home, in addition to personal style.
Todd Snyder Half Zip Polo
If Don Draper were to throw back a few craft beers after work, this is the polo I’d imagine he’d wear. Retro-inspired styles look great on any guy—regardless of body type—because of the tailored cuts and timeless details. This updated polo featuring a zipper instead of buttons will look great with jeans and oxfords on a casual workday or with shorts and boat shoes on the weekend.$98
Kenneth Cole West Village Leather Loafer
I’m all about a sharp leather loafer. Especially during spring and summer. Between the classic slim styles and the recent chunkier updates, this iconically preppy shoe is more wearable than ever. For a classic look, pair them with trousers and chinos—just make sure to show a little ankle for the full effect. If you want to tone down the prepster vibe, take a page out of Jeff Goldblum’s book with a black penny loafer and white sock combo.$99
Faherty Mid-Length Striped Swim Shorts
Swim trunks are the perfect opportunity to go all out with color and pattern. Solid neon colors? Definitely. Bright tropical prints? Oh, yes. Pastel patterns? Bring it on. On top of looking bold in the best way, an abbreviated inseam that hits above the knee is universally flattering. Shorts hitting below or at your knee will visually shorten your legs, AKA make you look shorter than you are, so look for a pair that hits an inch (or more!) above your knee.$125
Garrett Leight Kinney Sunglasses
These classic frames are definitely spotlight-worthy, and you’ll want to keep a close eye on them because your girlfriend will want to “borrow” them more than your coziest sweatshirt. Trust. I love that Garrett Leight’s online store lets you completely customize their sunglasses and digitally find the best frame for your face by using the “try on” feature.$315
Edwin Coach Jacket
A coach jacket is the ideal alternative to a bomber or denim jacket when the temperatures heat up but you still need another light layer. The shacket (shirt jacket) structure makes it easy to dress up or down, while the wind-breaker fabric gives off a sportswear look. Meaning: you’ll look effortlessly cool yet polished.$109
Ow oww. The modern man’s answer to gentlemen’s wisdom all rolled into an entertaining pastime? Talk about a win-win situation. This deck of cards is handsomely designed and makes for a great gifting option (or keep it for yourself and you know, prominently display it on your coffee table).$15