Fashion has always heavily favored women’s style. It’s no wonder why; the colors, silhouettes, styles, and options that women have available to wear make it exciting and curious. But we are entering into an age where fashion is beginning to blur the lines between sexes and male fashion is becoming more daring and unique in itself. I’ve recently begun taking more and more inspiration from men’s style than ever before, from little details to complete copycat outfits, and I think woman have always done this, whether subconsciously or knowingly, for years (blazers and boyfriend jeans, anyone?!).
Take a look at 10 of my favorite male fashion influencers on Instagram and add them to your feed for a refreshing dose of daily inspiration.
Mariano Di Vaio, @marianodivaio
Mariano hails from Italy and his modern gentlemen style keeps his 6.1 million follows engaged daily. Mariano has an affinity for tailored suits, jackets, vests and is effortlessly European chic. He also shares his family life and values on Instagram.
Adam Gallagher, @iamgalla
Luka Sabbat, @lukasabbat
Model and actor, you may recognize him from “Grownish”, Luka’s curated feed often includes vibrant pops of color and silhouettes that are not traditionally considered masculine, creating a style that is influential to both women and men.
Phil Cohen, @thepacman82
Phil Cohen isn’t a traditional influencer, he doesn’t appear in a single one of his Instagram posts. In fact, no one does. He takes the people out of fashion and lets the clothes be the center of attention and curates a feed of flat lays.
Matthew Zorpas, @matthewzorpas
Not one to be afraid to try new trends, print combinations, or funky accessories, Matthew showcases his street style to nearly 190K followers against the stunning backgrounds of his international travels.
Will Taylor, @brightbazaar
In the 10 years since Will has been blogging, he has successfully published books, created his own product line and consistently promotes brand partnerships with integrity. Will Taylor has created his very own empire based on his quirky personality and flair for style.
Johannes Huebl, @johanneshuebl
Jim Chapman, @jimchapman
A contributing editor to GQ UK and a successful vlogger, Jim’s Instagram feed showcases his casual chic style, travels, and real life moments, creating a feed that feels personal. He has inspired more than a few of my own outfit combinations when I am lacking inspiration.
Men With Street Style, @menwithstreetstyle
As the name suggests, this account showcases men’s street style. Taking the faces out of the fashion to focus on the outfit components results in a fresh approach to sharing diverse fashion styles. Interested in more tailored suiting style? Check out their other Instagram: Men With Class.
Justin Livingston, @justinliv
We tend to focus heavily on women’s fashion because the industry seems to cater to women. Perhaps because of the sheer amount of options that are available, or accepted, for women to wear, but it’s time to concentrate on men’s fashion because it’s turning into an industry that is not only blurring the lines between gender and taking more chances but becoming more acceptable for men to experiment with different silhouettes, fabrics, colors, and accessories.
Women often take fashion inspiration from men, the menswear style has been huge this last year, and below you will see that men’s fashion has also been taking notes from women’s style and making it their own. Take a look at 5 of the top men’s spring style trends and how to wear them.
Fashion is anything but subtle this year and men’s fashion is getting just as adventurous as women’s has always been. The best tip for attempting print mixing is to start small with prints in similar colors, size, and shape.
Textures & Fabrics
Corduroy, leather, and velvet have been taking center stage in men’s fashion and it might seem out of your comfort zone, but there are simple ways to incorporate new textures and fabrics into your wardrobe, like corduroy pants with a cotton T-shirt, or leather or velvet accents on a shirt.
Light wash, relaxed fitting denim might be on your radar this season. Much like the ever loved, sometimes controversial “mom jeans”, you may find yourself scrounging through your dad’s old denim this season.
Men, it’s time to show off a little sock! Men’s socks are typically resigned to no-show or tall dress sock, but this season is all about showing off the sock in a low cut, quarter length. Dare I say, the “dad sock”?
Ladies, have you ever been shopping at Crossroads and something from the men’s section totally catches your eye?! Well, this scenario regularly happens to me when I’m out shopping and truth being told; I’ve actually scored some of my most amazing #CrossroadsFinds by strolling into the men’s section! Maybe it’s the fits or the simplicity of the silhouettes, but some styles are simply better when they are borrowed from the boys! Here’s a list of five styles that I typically will venture into the men’s section to find!
Real Boyfriend Jeans
You can always shop for boyfriend jeans in the women’s section, but go ahead and give this style a run for its money by opting for a pair of real boyfriend jeans! Go ahead and cuff the hem if they are a bit too long in the in-seam and embrace the roominess because looser jeans are right on trend!
A Classic T-Shirt
The men’s section at Crossroads has quite a few racks featuring shirts of all styles and colors, so I like to skim through them for tees with bold graphics or even basics that are a bit worn in. Slightly oversized and super comfortable, men’s tees are great for loosely tucking into a pair of high-rise jeans or for tying up in a knot.
One of my latest and greatest finds from Crossroads is a men’s All Saints denim jacket! I have plenty of women’s denim jackets already, but I definitely like the more relaxed vibe that this oversized denim jacket adds to my outfits. Fun Fact: My boyfriend actually takes this #CrossroadsFind out of my closet regularly so that he can wear it for himself!
Men’s blazers are a lot roomier and boxier in style, given the tailoring. Luckily for us ladies, menswear-inspired blazers are right on trend, so why not hunt for the real deal! I’m usually seeking blazers with a classic plaid or a window-pane pattern, but solid colored styles are a great find as well! So if you’re not seeing the style you’ve been manifesting in the women’s section, take a stroll to the other side of the store!
We all love a great print, and these new arrivals to our men’s department are no exception!
If you’re stuck in a kind of uniform: Jeans, black t-shirt, sneakers…..try one of our new printed tees or button downs. Featuring blasts from the past like cars, forgotten modes of media and even dinosaurs these prints are sure to start up a conversation or at the very least brighten up your day. Priced at $13.50-$16.50 they won’t last long, so stop into Crossroads this weekend to try them all!
Cassette, VHS, Boom Box Short Sleeve Button Down ($16.50)
T-Rex Print Button Down ($16.50)
Vintage Cars Button Down ($16.50)g
Burger and Fries Tee ($13.50)
T-Rex Print Tee ($13.50)
It’s official. The weather has finally cooled enough for OUTERWEAR. This week, the Crossroads new collection includes premium men’s outerwear in classic fits and fabrics, all at unbeatable prices. Our coats, jackets, flannels, blazers and bombers combine modern details with a hint of heritage flare.
Come shop these men’s styles and more at a Crossroads near you this weekend!