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Men’s Swimsuits Fashion: From Board Shorts To Speedos

The summer season is also the swimming season and with that it’s important to look stylish if you’re above or below the water. For women, the choices are much wider and really speak to the personality of the woman wearing the swimsuit (as we’ll talk about in our next post). Yet, for men the choice of what type of swimsuit fashion statement you want to make really comes down to two distinctly different choices: knee-long, board shorts/swim trunks or a Speedo. This may seem like an easy choice for most men (most men can’t pull off a Speedo or at-least shouldn’t try to…), but Speedos are making a little bit of a comeback and their presence on the beach should really be taken into the equation.

Let’s first speak about board short swim trucks. These types of swimsuits for men are really great and can even be worn away from the beach and the pool, but they do have their limits. Board shorts that are too long, covered with designs of flowers, or worn by the wrong age group can make someone stand out worse than being in a Speedo. However, that doesn’t mean there are not other options like some swim/board shorts that go great with a nice linen shirt. The selection is endless and it’s best to pick one that matches you well.

Now on to the Speedo swimsuit choice. Speedos are making a popular comeback on beaches around the country and are doing so because they come with a certain aura of bravery, and with the right body, style. If you’re wearing a Speedo that most likely means you have a healthy dose of confidence or a healthy body. This is attractive, but then again it’s important to make sure that your confidence meets reality and that you’re body can pull off a Speedo. If not, it’s best to leave the smallest of male swimsuits to the imagination and home in your closet.

Come back next time for a review of female swimwear for the upcoming summer season!


Flip Flopping on Flip-Flops

The summer season is a hot one and with that comes the attempt to look stylish while staying cool and comfortable. We’ve already gone over when it’s the right time to wear shorts during the summertime, but what about the feet? The feet are one of the warmest and most uncomfortable places on the body during the Dog Days of Summer, so it’s best to come up with an option to make them comfortable and look nice. Shoes and socks are great during the winter when they keep your feet warm, but during the summer it’s sometimes best to ditch the sweaty socks for the better and literally cooler option of sandals. Yet sandals, especially flip-flops, can sometimes be a fashion faux pas, so when is it okay to wear them?

Most will say that if there’s not sand or a beach involved it’s probably best to leave the flip-flops at home. Others say they’re in fashion, but only in certain settings. Flip-flops, or sandals in general are best left when hanging out with friends or taking part in activities that aren’t considered to be professional. Simply put, if you’re going to work in an office or going to a formal event it’s probably best to think long and hard before throwing a pair on. However, flip flops are comfortable and very well liked during the hot summer days, so if you’re going to wear them there’s a few rules you should follow before you show your toes to the world.

First things first, make sure you have the feet to pull off wearing sandals to begin with. Ugly feet and toes that aren’t pedicured can be an immediate no-no when it comes to wearing sandals. Also make sure the sandals themselves match the event you’re going to. Plastic, floatable flip-flops may be great for going to the beach, but invest in a nice pair of high brand sandals if you’re going someplace that demands style.

Summertime is a great season for style and it’s also a great time to wear basically whatever you want. However, if you’re going to wear flip-flops or sandals make sure that you don’t flip flop with the fashion rules to wear them.