Recently in Mens Accessories Category
The summer of 2012 has officially set in. We've seen heat waves around the nation, a tropical storm that hit Florida, and neighbors and co-workers heading out of town for week long vacations. The summer trends have also set in for both men and women. Popular attire for men this summer are pastel colored shorts or shorts with print on them, light weight blazers, and Sperry or Sebago shoes. For women, it is in to be seen in colored denims, both bright and neutral in saturation, maxi dresses, and wedges. Many will be seen trotting around the beach or pool in pair of Ray- Ban, Maui Jim, or Nine West sunglasses.
And most of us will also get through a few paper backs while relaxing outside and basking in the sun. However, those of us who are far-sighted and need glasses to read, often sacrifice fashion for the ability to read. But, did you know that you can remain up to date with the latest trends, while being able to read, without sacrificing your fashionable sun glasses?
These glasses are perfect for anyone who spends a decent amount of time outdoors and also enjoys reading. Sun-readers or reading glasses with tinted UV protection lenses are available in a variety of designer brands. You can find sun-readers in stores like Wal-Mart and America's Best, but they will not have the designer frames that ReadingGlasses.com has. Find brands such as Ray-Ban and Maui Jim at ReadingGlasses.com and enjoy the ability to read in the sun and still be fashionable.
*This feature post is a collaboration between The Smart Stylist and ReadingGlasses.com
- Deep Blue Sunray Diver Automatic Stainless Steel Watch
This watch is perfect for the man on the go, and is also a great summer watch. Deep Blue watches are known for their superior water resistance, as they are actually diving watches.
This particular model is water resistant to 3,300 feet! Choose from several different colors for the face, all bound with a sleek stainless steel strap.
- Android Naval2 Swiss Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
Android watches are known for their sleek, modern design, so this watch is great for a guy who likes to keep things simple yet stylish.
Featuring a genuine leather strap and reliable Swiss movement, this Android is also built to last. Find Android watches online at retailers like ShopNBC.
- Invicta Russian Diver Swiss Chronograph Sunray Dial Bracelet Watch
This brightly-colored, innovative timepiece is on-trend for summer. Bright colors are absolutely essential this season, so this is the perfect watch for trendy guys everywhere.
It also adds a fun pop of color to any outfit, and is available in bright blue as well.
These are just a few ideas (all under $300!) to get you started. Does your father or husband have a specific brand favorite? Are they looking for a watch that performs a particular function? Shop around to find the perfect watch, and know that it will be a much-appreciated gift that lasts for years.
*This featured post is a collaboration between ShopNBC and The Smart Stylist.
TAG Heuer 'Squadra' Men's Sunglasses MSRP $350. Click here for the retailer nearest you.
(shown below) Tag Heuer 'Grand Carrera' Stainless Steel Watch $3,500 Nordstrom
Known for high-quality, luxury watches TAG Heuer launched a collection of innovative and stylish sunglasses a couple of months ago. Personally, I'm not a big fan of 'sporty' shades. And usually when I see someone off the field wearing these -- say with a sports coat while out to lunch with their co-workers -- it makes me cringe. But the 'Squadra' line deserves a second look.
On the athletic front, they are very well designed to provide all the things that the athlete would need. They fit well under a helmet, have a singular, slightly flexible lens for a full field of view, and fit any face very well.
Although they are designed to stay put on your face -- and they are snug -- they are also remarkably lightweight and expertly balanced. I am sure they are the lightest shades I have ever worn. And there are no moving parts in the uni-body form.
A far cry from the typical shiny, mirrored sport shades we see all the time. An active male could splurge on these sunglasses and wear them from the field to lunch on the town without worrying about offending my sensibilities.
TOMS Blue Leaves Slip-On Shoes $54.00, Martin+Osa Double-Layer Cardigan $49.50,
GAP Marled Red Striped Scarf $24.50
Yup, you read it right. I have 11 not 10 best gifts for him under $100. I kinda got carried away, just a little. Anyhow, I'm sure most of you can agree that men are easy to shop for. And it's not because we tend to appreciate anything and everything gifted to us. Don't get me wrong with that last sentence, we are thankful and secretly love getting presents. We are easy to shop for simply because we can use any addition to our closets, accessories, grooming, etc. Hey, we are very ecstatic if we just get a gift card. On what to buy with that gift card, is a totally different story.
Braun Cruzer3 Shaver $59.99, Marc New York Vintage Leather Travel Case $95.00, Issey Miyake Intense Limited Edition $67.00, Lab Series Oil Control Daily Hydrator $27.00
I've always told my friends who asks for advice on how to let the 'man' in their lives know that he needs to change their cologne, ditch their raggedy shoes or anything that has to do with improving their style and fashion sense is to get the point across in a subtle way. And one way to do that is through gifts. So, make this holiday gift giving an opportunity to upgrade his style. This shouldn't cost much but can last a lifetime!
I'm sure if body grooming doesn't involve waxing, plucking and razor burns more men will surely be doing it. Though it is also more of a personal preference, it wouldn't hurt to do a little bit of 'manscaping' when things get a bit to hairy. Braun just might have solved every man's grooming dilemma with bodycruZer, the newest grooming tool for men equipped with Gillette Fusion Technology designed to give every guy an easy, pain-free, smooth, striking good body looks.
Emmanuelle Chriqui, star of HBO's Entourage, has partnered with the new Braun bodycruZer to launch bodycruZer.com a site dedicated to male bodygrooming. She'll serve as the "voice" of the online women's movement to get more guys to groom below the neck.
From left: Calvin Klein Passcase Wallet $45.00 Macy's, Nixon Spring Clip Wallet $28.00, J. Fold V-Twelve Wallet $75.00, Diesel Leather Bi-fold Wallet $32.00 YOOX
Wallets are perhaps the most overlooked accessory by men. Thinking since they are always in their pockets, style is not an issue... a misconception. I don't know about you my dear readers, when I see a very well-dressed man, stylish from head-to-toe and then see him pull out a raggedy wallet is a bit disappointing. If you're gonna go for it do it right.
You don't have to have a Gucci or Dior, there is a plethora of stylish and hip wallets out there under $100. You can go wrong with a classic black leather wallet but it won't hurt to have a bold colored one. Opt for a wallet that has some texture to it. May it be in the leather it is made out of or the design itself. Guys, let us learn and emulate what women do with handbags. I personally have an everyday casual wallet and an another for special occasions.
From left: Corto Moltedo Leather Wallet $295.00 YOOX, Dior Homme Billfold $420.00 Saks, Burberry Bifold Wallet $225.00 Nordstrom, Francesco Biasia Wallet $48.60 Forzieri
One online store I highly recommend is PUMA. Starting August 4th to the 31st, save an extra 25% OFF on all merchandise! Sale items included. PUMA's designs appeal to everyone. Just look at a few items that I found shopping the sale. I love the fresh, hip and trendy apparel, shoes and accessories that I'm sure your student or perhaps you would love! No special code needed for the discount. Happy Shopping!
- Whooga Ugg Boots
- Max and Chloe
- The Posh Review
- The Budget Fashionista
- Makeup Talk
- Chic Galleria
- Makeover Momma
- Ideal Heel Blog
- LA Stylist Mom
- Discount Trendsetter
- Diary of a Personal Shopper
- JLife Haircare
- Budget Chic
- Style It Less
- World Man About Town
- Jewelry Gal Blog
- Stye It Online
- Unique Jewelry