5.02.2012

That's What He Said!

I was thinking about a few the current fashion trends,
and that got me thinking about something else...

What do guys think about what's "in?"
Well thanks to Pinterest & the help of a few guys,
I got some answers!

I showed 3 guys examples of a few trends and told
them to rate the trend on a scale from 1-5.
1 being "Girl watchchu thinkin?!"
5 being "Girl dat's cute!"
And then I asked them to tell me the first thing that
came to mind about each trend.

NOTE: I made sure to tell them all that they were
judging the piece that I told them to focus on...NOT
the girl in the picture ;)
.

The Trends

1// Statement Necklaces
via

2// High-low skirts (aka mullet skirts)
via

3// Neon Color Blocking
via

4// Chambrays
via

5// Colored Jeans

via//via

The Dudes

Adam aka boyfriend
Adam has a laid back, semi trendy style.
He's also known to sport a fishing shirt once in awhile!



Statement Necklace:

1 out of 5
"That thing looks like seashells."


Mullet Skirt:

2 out of 5
"Those remind me of Indians...or belly dancers or something."


Neon Color Blocking:

1 out of 5
"That doesn't freaking match. It's like mixing red & pink on
Valentine's Day."


Chambray:

5 out of 5
"I like those a lot...they're cute & versatile."


Colored Jeans:

5 out of 5
"They remind me of summer & spring."
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Curt
He's pretty chill when it comes to style,
but still always looks semi-hipster...sorry Curt ;)


Statement Necklace:

2 out of 5
"It's a little much."

Mullet Skirt:

4 out of 5
"It's a unique way to blend 2 styles of skirts & still look good."

Neon Color Blocking:

1 out of 5
"Not a huge fan of bright color, and I don't think these go well."

Chambray:

5 out of 5
"I love denim button downs on women. It's a little less feminine, but I
prefer that. A laid back & cute look."

Colored Jeans:

4 out of 5
"They're a cute slim fit jean style that can enhance an outfit without
being too much."
.

Joey aka younger brother
Joey is a frat boy through & through.


Statement Necklace:

2 out of 5
"Looks like she's wearing shells."

Mullet Skirt:

4 out of 5
"These look good for a somewhat formal setting."

Neon Color Blocking:

2 out of 5
"She doesn't match."

Chambray:

4 out of 5
"Looks good with those jeans."

Colored Jeans:

4 out of 5
"Those colors are okay but I'm sure other colors could look
silly. Unless they're worn with a white top."
.


The verdict: guys could really care less about what is "in"...actually they typically prefer 
fashion that is a little bit more mellow than the bold choices that are currently
sweeping women's fashion. 

Who knew? ;)

I'm linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple!

49 comments:

  1. I LOVED this post! That was such a great idea Jessica! And I totally agree... my boyfriends favorite outfit on me is a plain white shirt and either my black yoga pants or jeans! Talk about simple...

    I created a new design for my blog and I would really love for you to check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think! xox

    www.lovecleansing.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this post! So funny, and interesting! Good one!

    xo,
    kara

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  3. I love this! I've noticed for years men compliment button down shirts on women all the time. Guys just like simple styles. Great post!

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  4. I'm loving the spin you took with this post, by not just posting your favorites and that's all. Great idea! :)
    I'm in love with colored jeans.. On the look out for the perfect pair!

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  5. The "that doesnt match" comment cracked me up. Guys dont understand that it doesnt always have to match but at the same time my boyfriend is always like does this look right with this. Ill agree with what everyone else said in that my boyfriend likes me laid back... a button up or something like that... he loves it!

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  6. You get best post of the month award for sure! Yes. I realize its only May 2nd. :)) seriously, loved this. Guys are hillarious, "looks like shells" "that doesn't match" haha :)) still true that guys prefer simple and cute :) *score for me!* lol

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  7. This was so cute!!! I might have to do a post like this, so creative and funny! I could see my brothers and husband saying stuff like that :) haha

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  8. Okay, I absolutely love that you did this! These guys are so great, ha ha, make sure you tell them that : ) I know it's hard with my hubby because he'll tell me he doesn't like something but can never quite tell me why - I felt like I heard his side of the story with this post, sort of!

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  9. Awesome post girl! So fun to hear what guys think of current trends!

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  10. So interesting! Whenever I ask my boyfriend what he thinks he shrugs- to avoid argument? I think so! Thanks for doing the hard work for us girls! hehe :)
    timefortea

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  11. Love this! I've done my own survey/poll with my guy friends and they've said about the same thing - they love the jeans (regular color) and relaxed top look. But I'm friends with mostly nerds, so their views may be skewed ;) :)


    <3
    http://kimberrleigh.com/

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  12. What a clever post! And I love that they all loved the chambray shirts because they are my faves :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  13. So entertaining to read :)

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  14. this is so funny and I'm not too surprised by their answers. glad they like colored jeans and chambrays - those are my favorites. although not like I'd stop wearing them if even my husband didn't love them. :)

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  15. Funny how they are each down with the Chambray look!! That's b/c it resembles something they would actually wear themselves!! LOL

    And they have the same idea about the statement necklace... they look like SHELLS HAHAHHA

    What a great idea gooorl! Love it and love you!

    Happy Wednesday :)

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  16. This is too funny! I guess I need to pick up a chambray shirt asap!

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  17. Haha loved this... and really such good insight from these 3 gentlemen =)

    Thanks for sharing

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  18. This is SUCH an awesome post Jess! I love the boys' comments - too funny. And I guess I'll think twice about all the colors I put together in my outfits? Oh, wait, I'm married - so my lucky hubs just has to deal :) But seriously - such a cute idea!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Haha, this doesn't surprise me a bit! I try to ask my brother for fashion advice every now and then just to get a guy's opinion. I wore paisley one day and he said, "I want to blow my nose on your shirt. It looks like handkerchief."

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  20. That is such a cute idea! So funny the reactions.

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  21. Very interesting spin on a pinterest post. I like it! Guys are funny!

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  22. That's hilarious! Such insight they have!

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  23. This was SO funny! I can't wait to ask my boyfriend what he thinks about these trends! :)

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  24. Popping over from The Vintage Apple. Very cute pins and even more entertaining responses from those gentlemen!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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  25. Oh my gosh, HILARIOUS! "those remind me of a native, or belly dancer or something" I love it. My husband reacts like that to some of the clothes I pick out, but he usually changes his mind once I have them on.

    Happy Wednesday!

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  26. You are so creative with these posts! Love it! :)

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  27. Hahah I actually agree with the guys on all of these!!
    Not a fan of the color blocking trend. I have bought a mullet skirt but had no idea it was a trend really lol
    From what my hubby tells me, he likes me in button down anything because he envisions himself ripping it off me hahah tmi!? Guys will be guys...

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  28. THis was an awesome post, Jess! I love how you changed it up to be different than a normal "Oh How pinteresting post" I'm glad you got your man to participate ;)

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  29. Amazingly, hilariously, wonderful, great to read post! LOVED LOVED this. You are so creative Jess!

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  30. hahaha Hilarious. I think this shows that guys like to see girls in what looks like their clothing. Proven by how high everyone rated the chambray shirt.

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  31. What a great idea to show case pins! Loved it. Girls, don't hate me. But I think I'm with the guys on the neon color blocking. A little out there for me!

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  32. I love this post. What a cute idea. Boys totally dig the sporty/laid back look. My style is ever-sporty most of the time. It's what my guy likes best!

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  33. HAHAHA this was perfect!! Guys have no idea about fashion...or do they? I found myself saying, "I can see where they get that", but of course don't agree because I love all the looks! Especially "shell necklaces"! Too funny :)

    You're so creative!!
    Love you!

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  34. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this!!! I laughed out loud at almost all of the comments. Hilarious!!!


    http://thebluehourfashion.blogspot.com

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  35. Oh my gosh. Girl, you are HILAROUS!

    I showed my boyfriend the photos and asked him what he thought of them. He said:

    1. "What IS that? Is it supposed to be a necklace?"
    2. "That skirt looks weird as hell."
    3. "That doesn't even match."
    4. "What is so special about that picture? She's wearing a shirt and pants."
    5. "I guess I would be okay with you wearing that."

    Ohhh boyfriends/guys in general :)

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  36. Oh my gosh. Girl, you are HILAROUS!

    I showed my boyfriend the photos and asked him what he thought of them. He said:

    1. "What IS that? Is it supposed to be a necklace?"
    2. "That skirt looks weird as hell."
    3. "That doesn't even match."
    4. "What is so special about that picture? She's wearing a shirt and pants."
    5. "I guess I would be okay with you wearing that."

    Ohhh boyfriends/guys in general :)

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  37. Oh my goodness I am laughing and LOVING every part of this post. You, my dear, have done it agaaain! What a creative idea. And it is so interesting to me how us girls think certain things are cute, while guys don't necessarily. This is such great insight :)

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  38. hahaha omg just goes to show how guys have totally different views on what girls think is "in"!! Love this post!

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  39. SO true!! Guys really could care less about what's "in".

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  40. I love this spin on OHP! :) It's good to know that most guys like a little more casual look! Even though I have four of the five trends in my closet right now! :)

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  41. Love how you creatively shared pins, opinions on fashion and a link up! I tend to agree with most the the opinions the guys gave!

    -Simone
    busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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  42. i love this! such a great idea... and my hubs is the same way. he likes the understated looks!

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  43. oh my goodness, this is hilarious! I LOVE all of those trends, but it is so funny so see what guys REALLY think...
    xx

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  44. hahahaha jess this is sooooo great!! but so true. girls dress for other girls. we don't dress for guys. guys are VERY simple. my boyfriend is always like why don't you just wear this? and i'm like i've worn it 50 times before!!!

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  45. Best edition of OHP yet, Mini Mint Mac! Love you, and love your brain for thinking of this!

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  46. This is such an awesome post! I love the way it's from a dude's point of you. Oh, men... what is so wrong about wearing shells by the way? lol Josh will always say I look great no matter what. He does perk up when it's a bit tighter or lower cut- other than that, he barely noticed the details. lol.

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