Although we cannot always consider boys as “fashion experts”, sometimes it is nice to get the opposite gender’s opinion. I gathered up several campus boys to share how they feel about the latest girly trends. The results showed various opinions but most of the guys did agree that it takes a certain personality to go with the trend.
Central Michigan University senior Mike, 23, puts it perfectly: “What’s most attractive to me is a great girl, not necessarily a great wardrobe. Although, in all honesty, most great girls have great wardrobes too.”
Check out what the rest of the fashion critics have to say below!
Ben, 19- “I think it takes a dainty girl to pull off a floral dress. But it’s pretty cute.”
Eric, 21 -“I’m actually a big fan if a girl can pull this off. But I think they only have about 2 more weeks of being attractive. They work from April through mid-October and if a girl can pull them off, it immediately catches my eye.”
Reid, 19- “Some floral prints in large doses make the girl give off an old woman vibe. Floral prints in small doses make girls appear innocent and cutesy. I would be more likely to introduce this girl to my parents.”
Alex, 20- “I think they’re really hot. They show innocence. The kinda thing you expect a hot but classy girl to wear.”
Kevin, 19- “It takes a very specific facial structure to be able to pull something like that off. I feel like you are looking for attention.”
Ben, 19- “Some girls can pull it off and look good, but it’s not something that I’m attracted to. It’s an older thing, like something out of a ’50s movie. ’50s girls may have been hot in the ’50s. But now they’re old.”
Mike, 23-“Not a big fan, although some girls pulling off the overall “40′s pin up” look can make it look amazing. But if it’s trying to be hipster or look roaring twenties, it loses me.”
Eric,21 -“Only one girl has ever made red lipstick cute to me and that’s because she basically came out of the 1940s herself. Not a fan at all.”
Alex, 20- “Depends on the situation. If I see a girl wearing red lipstick walking on campus I find it unattractive because it’s out of place.If you’re going to some kind of formal, more power to you.”
Reid, 19-“Girls who wear red lipstick typically are very confident. Red lipstick is very sexy.”
Kevin, 19- “I feel like they’re trying to hide their bodies and they’re shy. I feel like they should take off my jacket and give it back.”
Mike, 23-“I think they can be pulled off really well if mixed with casual clothes.”
Ben, 19- “Boyish blazer jackets are boyish. I like girls. Not boys.”
Eric, 21- “Not really a fan. I haven’t seen one girl wear them that makes me find it cute or attractive.”
Joe 20,- “Boyish blazer jackets are hot if they’re like bright colored.”
Reid, 19- “Girls who wear boyish blazer jackets are typically very confident which can be pretty sexy, but there is a fine line between spunky boy blazer jacket girl and uptight business woman.”
Alex, 20-” They are fashion forward. You know if someone is wearing a fashion scarf they actually care about what they look like.”
Kevin, 19- “It’s cute and innocent looking more than anything else.”
Ben, 19- “Not really sure how I feel about fashion scarves. Whenever I see girls with them on inside I want to tell them to take them off, and if they’re cold they should turn up the heat.”
Mike, 23- “Yeah these are cool. But only if it’s cool outside. If it’s summer and blazing hot, no scarves of any fashion should be worn.”
Reid,19-“Fashion scarves are okay if she wants to look trendy and well dressed, but they aren’t a turn on.”
Do you agree with what these guys have to say? How do you feel about floral prints, blazer jackets, red lipstick and fashion scarves? Also be sure to check out Meaghan’s fashion tips for looking classy in the classroom!
Jessica Fecteau is a fashion, etiquette and apartment/dorm life writer and is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. Jessica loves fashion magazines, traveling to big cities and watching chick flicks with her roommates.