Fashionate: From the Guys’ Eyes

A few weeks ago I got into a heavy text message conversation with a very dear old friend regarding a new lady friend he had met. I am not one to judge but he was being a little shallow, judging her based on her haircut and clothing choices. He is a very sweet guy, and I think we are all guilty of quick judgement but he was accusing her on trend choices of being unappealing to him. This got me thinking, what does the other gender actually think of our favourite summer trends? Not that I am one to care what other people think I thought it would be a fun little experiment.

I decided to take a survey of various different guys to get their take on some of the hottest trends in hair and fashion right now. I did this for fun, and after the survey I think most of these men need a lesson in style!

I asked their take on: Mint Green, Ombre, Maxi Dresses, Coloured denim, Wavy Hair, straight Hair, Aztec, Bangs, and Braids.

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None of the guys new what a maxi dress was, but once explained the majority said no they like to see ‘a little calf’. News flash boys, Maxi dresses show off other assets and they can can take a casual day look to evening with the swap of your shoes! Best summer outfit around.

Coloured denim was a shocker, majority ruled a dislike! The feedback was they only like it when the jeans fit right and at least look expensive. Agreed, coloured jeans are all about how you wear them.

I may as well have been speaking gibberish when I asked the men about Aztec, so I came up empty handed on their opinion. I love this trend, you can add a little or a lot whether it is a full Aztec skirt, or a cute patterned bag to complete your outfit! BLONDE on Bernard is a great place to hit up your favourite Aztec outfit for the upcoming festival season.

Mint Green: A few of the guys said absolutely not, but majority ruled they loved it. Most stated they love a nice fitting Mint Green dress. Lucky for me I just picked up a gorgeous Mint Green chiffon dress from FRAKAS.

Ombre was yet another term unknown, this led me to believe these boy need some fashion school. After a lengthy explanation majority ruled it looks like you need your hair done. Get with the program gents, this is another trend here to stay! The girls (and guys) at LOYAL HAIR THERAPY are Ombre and Balyage pro’s! We believe it’s all about getting the right colour and placement for your hair type in order for your balayage or Ombre to look perfect.

Braids were split right down the middle, some said they felt like they were dating a 14 year old girl, where others said it was effortlessly sexy. Personally I love them and think it completes your summer look. When asked if they preferred wavy or straight hair, it was pretty split, most like both. I agree I think both are great looks depending on the occasion, just remember girls, experiment and try something new!

Bangs are a hot trend right now and I truly believe they are not for everybody, but on the right person a full fringe with a long hair cut is so perfect. The boys on the other hand, don’t love them at all. They said it makes them feel like they are dating their little sister.

There is a lesson to be learned today, we need to educate our men! Teach them that our styles are an expression of who we are and that is what makes us ‘hot.’ We love what we love and they need to get with the program. Let’s face it, we’ll never stop rocking our our favourite threads! Whatever your style, whoever you want to be, never let the opinions of others effect how you dress or how you feel. Love yourself for who you are. If you want to wear a Mint Green maxi dress with a gorgeous fish tail braid then rock it out sisters!


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