backyard chic – Bluefly and Original Penguin for men

[ 0 ] July 6, 2012 |

We’re smack in the middle of backyard party season and no doubt your weekends are booking up quickly!  If you’re looking to make a splash – and we don’t mean by falling into the pool – take a good look at your wardrobe. If it’s more schlub than suave, Bluefly and Original Penguin have the solution.

Let us be your personal shopper and show you how upgrading your summer wardrobe can turn your look from dorm-room doofus to backyard chic. This post is part of our special series showcasing the brands and products at Bluefly. Click to shop with our exclusive 24% off coupon! (exp. 07/31)

India Ink Space Dyed Cotton Polo $31.20
Because we’re talking about adult get-togethers, you’re going to need a shirt that doesn’t feature a cartoon character, beer brand or clever saying on the front.  I prefer to roll up long sleeves, but short sleeves will do, providing it has buttons and/or a collar.

 

Lavender Lustre plaid cotton shorts $31.91
It’s hot – no one expects you to wear long pants. But the easiest way to look like an overgrown child is to wear basketball shorts off the court. They’re shiny, usually in some awful color and invariably far too big. You have nice legs, let’s see them! Checks are a good choice for casual, yet classy, but don’t double-down if the shirt is checkered too.

 

Ernie leather slip on loafers $69.15
The fastest way to gross people out is by letting them see your knobby old Hobbit-feet. So please, please, please…do not wear shower shoes in public!  That said, I’m all for laceless shoes. In fact, you might even call me a raging lacist. But there’s a wide range of options for comfy yet sharp looking footwear. Boat shoes, mandals, or my fave, the slip-on loafer.

 

This summer, make the jump from dud to dude. You don’t have to stop having fun, but there’s nothing wrong with looking like a grown-up while you’re at it.

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