What a pleasure it was to meet the incredibly upbeat and personable Amy Salinger, my second stylist of the week. Amy's a professional stylist who has been on every TV network and magazine including MTV and The Today Show, and has worked with several celebrities. She was also a cast member on the reality show The Cut. I was excited to spend time with her to come up with a casual daytime ensemble.
Amy first tackled my shoes. She pulled out a pair of blue Adidas (similar to the ones above) that she thought were great. Amy showed me a ton of different items to wear with them and suggested getting additional casual and “dress casual” shoes at DSW or Zappos.
Once we got the shoes sorted out, we focused on a casual outfit for day. Amy really liked a Cordarounds pair of pants that I owned (and reviewed for GuyFriday) and suggested matching them up with a dark blue casual fleece and grey undershirt. She brought out my Adidas shoes and we were good to go. I would have never put this outfit together myself, and I think Amy did a great job of taking me to a place that I would never have gone on my own.
I highly suggest learning more about Amy on her website at www.amysalinger.net!
Here are her stylist tips:
- Mixing patterns: Subtle with subtle always works. Subtle with bold is more daring. Save the bold with bold for when you are a pro!
- Add an unexpected color. The key is to have everything match and then throw it off with one surprise color. This is what sets you apart from the crowd!
- Layer it up! T-shirts, button-downs, sweaters, and blazers. This is the order from which to layer. Think options… Layers one and four. Layers two, three and four…
And check out our guide on how to Hippify Your Guy for more ways to make your man stylish.