Well hello all! I am pleased to have Sarah of Wayward Girl guest blogging today! Sarah, show the gents (and those of us who love them) how to sidestep style slip ups!
As one of the few ladies in film production, I’ve gotten used to being one of the guys. That’s why it breaks my heart when guy friends of mine don’t understand how their lack of style affects their dating game.
Yes, it is shallow and sad to admit that the way a guy dresses has a huge impact on our opinion of him, but it’s a truth universally acknowledged. That’s why I’ve compiled my four biggest fashion no-no’s for all of our favorite men, because let’s face it, they would be lost without us.
1. Plaid Shorts, Cargo Shorts, or Any Combination of the Two
I’m not sure what it is about plaid shorts that bother me so much, especially seeing as I’m a sucker for a nice beard and a plaid, flannel shirt, but something about the pattern on the lower half of the body just doesn’t sit right with me. I think it’s because it reminds me of my middle school days and all of those pre-teen loves that some how didn’t work out.
The same goes for cargo shorts. If I see a guy in either it’s just an automatic NO THANK YOU because this is not 2002, you are not a cast member of Veronica Mars, and unless you are a rugged explorer about to set sail for safari, you do not need that many pockets.
2. Sporty Sunglasses
Before a guy puts on a pair of these he needs to ask himself these questions.
1. Am I Lance Armstrong?
2. Am I about to go snowboarding and or surfing?
3. Do I want to look like a tool?
If the answer to any of these questions is NO, then stay away from the super sporty aerodynamic shades and stick to classics like wayfarers and aviators, for everyone’s sake.
3. “Funny” Graphic Tees
Yes, okay some the shirts from the website woot! are cool, but nothing is a bigger turnoff than a guy wearing an ironic t-shirt, especially one that is neither original or funny.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing hotter than a guy rocking his favorite band’s tee (as long as it’s not Creed or Dave Matthews), but a guy’s sense of humor should be the only funny thing about him.
4. Black Shirt + Neon Tie Combos
I was on the speech team in high school so I know all about guys and terrible dress shirt+tie combos, and I’m here to say that they just need to stay away from black dress shirts, especially with solid neon ties.
Yes, it’s true, a guy whose confident enough to sport a pink tie obviously has something going for him, but there’s a difference between pink and fuchsia.
Ladies, let us know what you think! Can you stand a guy in plaid shorts or do you have other fashion feux pas that drive you crazy?