Friday, August 24, 2007
Fashion Forward: Men's Accessories
Listen up, guys, accessories are not just about your grandfather's cufflinks anymore. That's right now, you can add some bling to your look without going overboard. The Nightteam's Diana Diaz shows you how, in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN -- OK, guys, if you thought women were the only ones who could accessorize. Think again.
At Bottoms and Tops in Wilton Manors, everything from watches, to shoes, to rings and necklaces makes the look for men.
Chuck Wilson: "Even just a simple outfit, like a pair of blue jeans and a great T-shirt. You can switch up the whole look you're going for depending on what accessories you put with it."
Jeans and a T-shirt stay casual with a pair of flip-flops. Add a thumb ring by Diesel and a medallion necklace without going overboard.
Get a little funky with a pair of leather high-top wrestling shoes and a baseball cap.
You don't have to be religious to take on one of the hottest trends right now.
Chuck Wilson: "The rosaries are really great, especially down here in Miami and South Florida where it's warmer, and people wear their shirts open. It's something to fill that space, and it's a great look."
Other hot accessories: watches are big, literally, like this gunmetal timepiece by Fossil.
Necklaces either worn alone or doubled up.
Shoes from subdued to stand outs, like these bright green sneakers or lemon yellow Pumas.
Hats can top off a look from baseball caps to Fedoras, and, if you're really daring, try this rhinestone skull belt buckle.
Chuck Wilson: "Accessories are a way to express your personality. You can be as tame or as out there as you want to be."
At Neiman Marcus at the Galleria Mall, accessories for men go from basic to major bling.
Joe McElroy: "Lots of different things that wouldn't be like your grandfather's cufflinks."
This relaxed look takes on a whole new meaning with two cross necklaces in amethyst and blue topaz. It's no longer taboo to mix metals with these gold and silver bracelets and ring.
Celebrate Neiman's 100th anniversary with this exclusive black sapphire necklace by John Hardy or go all out with this white gold and diamond watch.
Joe McElroy: "It's available at a very nice price point, I believe $50,000."
If you're a little more down to earth, pick up this hot trend: a leather cuff designed by Model Lee Dahlberg.
Lee Dahlberg: "The company is called Rock Band, quite simply a rock on a band. Deeper than that, the stones have healing properties, so it's a look-good/feel-good situation."
You pick the leather and the stone that fit your personality. Celebs everywhere love Rock Band.
Lee Dahlberg: "I've got Brad and Angelina, David Beckham and his wife, Bono, Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson. One went out to Tony Bennett, which is a big one for me."
Diana Diaz: "Lee created this cuff to raise money to fight cancer in honor of his mother. Rock Bands range from $250 to $350."
Bottoms & Tops
2258 Wilton Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
2442 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304