Move Over Blaine

Step aside Darren Criss, there's a new fashionista in town! There was a moment in time where I was an avid TV watcher and one of my favorite shows was Glee. Other than the Britney Spears themed episode which was epic, I think one of my favorite highlights of the show was when Darren Criss was introduced to viewers as the amazingly talented Blaine. But I think on top of girls melting from the sound of his perfect songs and voice (who can forget when he did this version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"?), I think we all died the most with every outfit he wore. But usually, these characters are just those in books or TV shows, never being able to meet someone nearly as amazing as the fictional characters we grow attached to. Thank goodness for us Fashionlainers though, I've been able to find a real life Blaine --someone who one ups the "Blaine look", making it look better than ever. Never being afraid to play with patterns, bright and bold colors, and even bow ties, Francisco knows how to not let his fans (like me) down, by always coming up with the ultimate outfits. Sometimes with fashion it can be a hit or miss, and not everyone (including myself) has the most supreme and perfect fashion days. But I can confidently say that there hasn't been one moment with Francisco that I haven't seen his outfits be a hit. With crisp and clean cut looks and unique combos that I may never have thought of putting together myself (i.e. collared polka dot shirt, red skinny jeans, and tuxedo shoes), Francisco shows us being  fashionable is not only that of stories and TV shows.

T-Shirt: Topman // Pants: Pac Sun // Shoes: Aldo // Belt: Express

The Trendsetter

This week's inspiration is none other than one of my recent male fashion inspirations. I call Aaron the "trendsetter" because he is one of few guys I have met who loves all fashion and trends and likes to raise the bar with his ensembles. He loves experimenting with the latest styles, whatever that may be, not afraid of seeing how it turns out. With the touch of a beanie hat, Ray-Ban glasses, and a Michael Kors watch, accessorizing is a must for him and his outfits. Spending time with Aaron, you can see the acute vision he has for a look, a style, or a trend that he is going for and will do what he needs to to make that vision become a reality. Aaron loves getting inspiration from the people around him and taking bits and pieces from everyone's style and make a new one of his own. Caring more about looks than comfort, skinny jeans will always beat the baggy, and on a day like this where the weather was blistering cold, a v-neck was all that was needed to survive... all in the name of fashion!

Plaid Shirt: Urban Outfitters (similar here) // V-Neck: H&M // Jeans: H&M// Shoes: J. Crew // Beanie: H&M// Glasses: Ray-Ban // Watch: Michael Kors