If you tear yourself away from your Netflix queue this weekend, make sure you look good. As far as we're concerned, the weekend is the time to push your workwear to the back of the closet, and celebrate your freedom with some bold colors. Below, we've laid out some of our go-to weekend looks.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
For most us, a comfortable t-shirt and jeans combo is a second skin, but there's an easy way to outshine your friends who just chose to throw on a hoodie. Start off by making sure your jeans fit properly, they should taper slightly and land at your ankle without any extra fabric pooling at your feet. Don't be afraid to stop by your local tailor to have them hemmed.
Top it off with a sweater - not a hoodie! - with a collar detail, and a simple pair of white low-top sneakers. From here, let the socks do the talking, and don't be afraid to mix up this go-to look with a wild pattern.
DINNER WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND
Ditch your jeans for khakis, and add a twist. With the warmer months in full swing, don't be afraid of a little color. Pair your fitted trousers with a pastel shirt, and, for crying out loud, tuck it in. Floppy shirt tails give you a I just woke up in a strange place and have to find my way home vibe. If it's a nice dinner, add an unstructured navy blazer - a must-have for every man.
Entrust your feet to a suede desert boot, along with a pair of pastel socks that take a queue from the shirt.
DINNER WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND HER PARENTS
Up the ante, and aim to impress with a pair of light wool trousers and a structured, well-tailored blazer. While this look is clean cut and formal enough for her parents, it avoids looking overdone (and overeager) in a full suit. Remember, it's the weekend.
A double monk-strap shoe goes above and beyond the average, but still keep the look understated. In this case, let your socks do the talking. They can be a conversation piece with her dad, so opt for a classic argyle pattern in unexpected bold colors.
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