I don’t typically talk about Men’s Fashion on The Foxy Kat blog, but the man in my life inspires me day after day, which led me to writing this blog post. Although I’ve only known Aaron for seven years, I’ve seen many photos from his earlier days of his different outfits. Most of the photos were in costumes during his 20’s. He didn’t even need to go to a costume party to get all dressed up! There were times when depending on the party/event, he would dress up wig and all just to stand out or be more relevant to the theme. After our first date, I went through his Facebook profile pictures and thankfully he already won me over otherwise I might have second guessed things – lol! There’s a lot to be said about a 29 year old man who is confident enough to wear only tight flame shorts/boxers to a kickball game, pitch in those shorts and then make it his profile picture.
Last year, I recommended Aaron for the His Style feature in the So Scottsdale! Magazine. I was so excited when they published his write up for the month of February. Now almost a decade after the flame-shorts, Aaron has a very classic but modern look. He plays off of current fashion trends, while also being true to his comfortable and distinguished style.
The other important men in my life are my dad and my brother. My dad can’t put together an outfit if his life depended on it. There are the occasional situations where he thinks really hard about how he would like to look and he definitely accomplishes, but on a day-to-day basis my dad doesn’t care to put forth the effort. On the other hand, my brother puts his looks together like an art form. Since he was able to develop his own opinions as a child, he has been coordinating outfits and putting looks together with such ease. In High School we shared a Jack and Jill bathroom and I almost always walked into his room to get his opinion on my outfit before heading out of the house.
Growing up with such extremes I always thought that there are only two men in this world – the ones who care about fashion and the ones who don’t. I love that Aaron has his own fashion and style opinions. He teaches me things about men’s fashion all the time and helps me edit my looks when I need it (and expresses his opinion even when I don’t need it!)
A couple weeks ago, Aaron and I attended my best friend’s wedding reception. It was the Monday before when Aaron decides to drop the bomb on me that he is sick of always wearing blue, black or grey suits, so he just ordered a PINK suit from Express. Usually I am fully supportive of his fashion choices, but I was actually planning on wearing a PINK dress to her wedding too! At this point we might as well wear the Justin and Britney matching denim outfits from circa 2001 American Music Awards. I ended up finding a look that didn’t match Aaron’s suit, but coordinated perfectly. I honestly was just trying to find a dress that fit and didn’t match at that point, but thankfully I found a gorgeous A.L.C. dress that had a little bit of pink in the pattern that it complimented Aaron’s look perfectly. If a pink suit is being considered, I linked a few dresses that compliment it below. It’s important to not be too match-matchy with your date. If the lady wants to wear bright colors or perhaps a pattern, she definitely can! A black or white dress is not necessary when a pink suit is worn. I actually think that a purplish-blueish-greyish color looks really nice against a pink suit too as long as it’s not so literal or typical pink and blue, like a gender reveal party. For the ladies reading, take a look at the dresses below and let me know which is your favorite!
Aaron and I were cracking up during dinner at the wedding because it seemed like pink was the accent color of choice between the napkins and pink champagne! You almost can’t see Aaron in the photo above because he perfectly blends in. I went ahead and tagged my favorite shades of pink men’s suits above. There’s even an ASOS printed suit that I love too! I will say that something as fashion forward as a pink suit might not be something that you can wear all the time, so a less expensive/high fashion brand like ASOS or Express is a great way to go. However, if you wear suits often and prefer a well tailored suit, then I recommend Paul Smith, Todd Snyder, and Sean John suits. If a head-to-toe pink suit is just too much for you, I recommend easing into it with pink accents like a pocket square and matching tie with a grey or blue suit. COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR THOUGHTS OF AARON’S BOLD LOOK!!