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.
Move over brie and berets, Breton stripes have commandeered my summer Francophilia. Is it basically a striped shirt? Absolutely. But it’s also more unexpected because of its boxed cut, signature collar, and nautical pattern. I love seeing this sailor style paired with slightly distressed denim and chelsea boots or thrown over khaki chino shorts with a dark denim jacket and Vans.$65
There’s something very refreshing about keeping it simple with a contrasting striped tee (in an equally refreshing lemon shade). A bright t-shirt with a squared-off pocket will do a lot of heavy lifting in your summer wardrobe when paired with light denim and a crewneck sweater or stashed in your beach bag for a trip to the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” hotel bar.$70
I’d bet my bottom dollar that by now you have a few pairs of standby denim favorites, but how about dipping your toes in a new jean pool? I’m talking a twill. These pants will offer more stretch than usual denim while retaining their shape throughout the day. Try a subdued hue like sage or slate with staples like a white tee, coaches jacket, and minimal sneakers.$148
Smoking slipper meets espadrille meets something that looks instantly impressive on guys. The smoking slipper detail makes this laid-back footwear more rugged, especially in a muted camo print. Slide them into any outfit that you’d otherwise wear with sandals or slip-ons for an instant standout style.$65
The rumors are true: we’re in the midst of a pin resurgence—and I’m all for it. Once reserved for formal suiting adornment and sweaters in the 50s, this small accessory can have a big impact. Since pins are budget friendly and serve no other purpose than … looking cool, embrace the updated humorous designs and pop-culture references for a guaranteed conversation starter.$12
Slate and Stone is becoming the name of the game for super soft fabrics in flattering colorways. This multi-color micro print is interesting without being too overpowering, making it ideal for any guy looking to amp up his swimwear. Opt for a pair that sits at your natural waist, doesn’t parachute out at the thigh, and has a hem that hits above your knee.$98