Southern Gentlemen. That's the theme for the season, according to Carrie McNeill, owner of Cole Couture in Tallahassee.
"Men of the South have always been known for their distinguishable décor and dress. Modest but strong style is the final touch of their status as gentlemen," she said.
Surprisingly to some, there is a push now for everything from tees, to collared shirts to button downs in pastel shades of color. McNeill says men are stepping out once again in wide array of colors this fall. Although, she has a fashion warning for those looking to step out of their comfort zone, or simply step-it-up.
"Darken up with denim and clothing weight for the cooler months approaching but be bold when selecting colors."
One trendy look is a Southern Proper button down collared shirt paired with a Weathervane beau tie in green with chocolate brown accents.
"As denim becomes the new dressy, we have paired this classic look with a pinch of creative color with jeans from 7 For All Mankind," said McNeill.
Finish the look off with the latest from TOMS - the shoe of TOMmorrow - and you're set and ready to go. Aside from comfort and style, TOMS are great for another reason too. For each pair of TOMS you buy, one pair is donated to a child in need. Tied, crisp & clean!
Another great look is a Citizens of Humanity lightweight jean paired with a Southern Marsh yellow polo.
"Yellow pairs perfectly with navy," said McNeill.
Use a belt with accents to show your passion, hobby or sport. One with golf clubs for the man who likes to hit the course or anchors for the nautical lover.
Overall, McNeill says we are seeing four high fashion trends this season, so throw on a blazer, break out the denim, brush off the velvet and clip on a broach. These are the must-haves, at least for this season.
While the trends seem to be ever-changing, McNeill says the love and support of the Tallahassee community is constant, and she is forever grateful for it.
"Thank you Tallahassee for sharing in Cole Couture’s love of fashion for a cause."
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