Outspoken is one word that comes to mind when considering Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” TV host Andy Cohen. Of course, fashionable is another one.
The man who sits front and center at all those crazy “Housewives” reunions has teamed with online retailer Gilt to curate a pair of sales on Gilt MAN and Gilt City that launched on Wednesday. Needless to say, he enjoyed the process of helping others shop.
“It was so fun. I was like Andy Wintour,” he toldomg! Tuesday night at a dinner at Maysville in New York City to celebrate the collection. “They gave me all these options and I got to ‘X’ things out and choose looks that I like. I’m very opinionated about fashion, so it was really fun for me to get to do.”
In honor of his Gilt-y pleasures, we asked Cohen – who also toasting the release of his bestselling memoir, “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture,” out in paperback this week – to share a few spring fashion dos and don’ts for men.
DON’T be afraid to go dark, despite the warmer weather. “Dark suits typically make you look a little slimmer,” he said.
DO mix it up. “I like mixing plaids and stripes, and plaids and solids.”
DON’T go oversized. “Get really quality suits that fit you well – that are not too big, because so many men wear suits that are too big for them.”
DO rock a simple tie. “Get some cool shirts that have color or patterns and mix them with some solid ties.”
DON’T fear the brown shoes. “I love a brown shoe with a gray suit, and I love a brown shoe with a blue suit,” he told Gilt. “And I occasionally get crazy emails and tweets that say, ‘You can’t wear a brown shoe with a blue suit, or a gray suit!’ and I say, ‘You’re absolutely wrong!’ The only shoe I wouldn’t wear a brown shoe with is a black suit.”