Summer Style for the Gents

I have to admit it is a quite a bit different being on this side of the camera. I have loved being able to contribute to our local Indianapolis style show. It was a blast getting to talk with Phil Sanchez this morning about a few summer style ideas for men.

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

Here is what I usually see when I am on set helping clients in television. This is where I have been comfortable for the past few decades of my life. Behind the camera life is amazing. I have often said that I am a behind the scenes ninja that gets the absolute craziest things done. I have had the honor to work with so many talent individuals all over the country.

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

I think Phil had fun with this segment too! Check out the message notes below, or you can always visit Indy Style through Wishtv.com select Indy Style from the menu. If you do check out the full segment piece, weigh in on the comments——>Do you think I come from a public speaking background, or am I always on the creative team?


Indy Style 7-2 Summer Style for the Gents

DO Incorporate brighter colors into your wardrobe.  Boldly say goodbye to the cold with a wardrobe refresh.  A few fresh ties can help put you in a more relaxed summer mood and transition well for an after work gathering with friends. Brighter colored tee shirts can liven up your basic bottoms, and make it easy for your friends to find you while at the lake.

DO NOT Rely solely on Crocs for your summer shoe of choice.  Dress it up a little with a boat shoe like a Sperry from time to time.  

DO Mix prints.  Wether pairing a check shirt with a polka dot tie, or plaid shorts with with a floral button down it is okay to mix your prints together.  For some of us this was a big no-no growing up, but the trends have really changed to not only allow this, but promote it.  If you are new to mixing prints the key thing to remember pertains to the scale of the print.  Do not pair prints of the same scale, pair prints of differing scales.  Having a medium scale plaid short with a small scale floral can really make a nice subtle impact.  Focusing on at least one common color between the two garments will solidify the combination visually

DO NOT Wear your standard board shorts out to the grocery store, or to the movie theater.  Keep those shorts as close to the body of water as you can!

DO Wear sunscreen.  Sunscreen is available in many forms.  I recommend using a 50 SPF with a dual duty for your face. If you are going to the trouble to place product on your face, it might as well be doing two jobs.  My favorite has a brightening ingredient in it that softens any discoloration you may have accumulated over the years.  If you are going to be partaking in water sports or getting particularly sweaty try a nice spray on sunscreen that can keep you covered, and be cognizant to reapply.

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

Photo Credit : Alivia Pavich

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