Take it from this Washingtonian, the changing of seasons isn't always a good thing. Sure, we all love the change of Spring to Summer but this Winter into Spring is nonsense! As I sit here clutching my Sugar Free Vanilla Latte with my space heater on full blast, I can't help but randomly price check cruises to the Caribbean or a vaca in Mexico. (Shh don't tell my boss, I'm still on the clock!) And you know, if this weather doesn't shape up I may take a weekend get away to someplace much warmer, a place where they serve you drinks with little umbrellas, a place where I can work on my tan!
That's Right, you guessed it! It's Cruise Season! This is a time where we northerners are sick and tired of Mother Natures icy embrace and take a cue from our fine feathered friends and head south! From Miami to Rio de Janeiro sometimes a guy just needs to hope on a boat and get cruised! (See what I did there...did you like my lil play on words?)
When packing for a cruise you have to be prepared for any event, Dinner, Dancing and then what to wear when your get to your port of call?! Decisions Decisions...well, you're in luck! I've been dressing fashionable men for over a decade and I am here to help you with all your styling needs!
MAKE A SPLASH
Most importantly we need to pick out your swimwear, this sets the tone for your entire trip! There are 3 types of swimwear every man must have, Family Friendly, Dare to Bare & Scandalous!
Family Friendly: This what you wear either when you are in mixed company or as your cover up for the reveal (See Dare to Bare & Scandalous) Board Shorts and cropped Board Shorts are the place to go here. Hugo Boss and Park & Ronan are great brands for this look.
Dare to Bare: This is the stage where you can show a little skin but your still being modest (for now). These cuts tend to be mid thigh and a little more low cut. Penguin, Sauvage & Zanarobe have great mid-length styles!
Scandalous: I think we all know where this category is going... face it, Sex sells. and what better way to sell your own personal brand then to give them the WOW factor. Designers such as Andrew Christian have perfected to art of sensual swimwear, Look no further than this LA based brand! But be prepared, you will turn heads!
Are you a little pale? No worries, you can always bump up your base tan with three easy trips to your local Tanning Booth. What? Opposed to tanning beds? Not a problem, try a self tanner (just make sure you follow the directions or you may ruin your favorite pair of white linen shorts...yes, I'm still bitter!) Take my advise and you will be sure to make a splash!