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Monochromatic: White

Sebastian McCall

More than once so far, we’ve heard that summer is over.  Really?  By whose assessment?  As far as we know, it’s only the second week in August , and we are in our full summer stride!  Sure, back to school and fall are closer than they are further away,  but we haven't thrown our hands up and resided to that reality yet.  There is plenty of summer time, summer weather and summer fashion to still be had and worn.  In fact, we are featuring another monochromatic look - this time in white...  A color that speaks to summer unlike any other.  

There's no need for a lecture on how to wear white, how to use it as any other neutral staple in your wardrobe, or how it looks great on everyone in any form.  We simply want to encourage you to wear it now and wear a lot of it because it’s super cute, and maybe wear it as a gesture that summer is not over, not by any means!  Even as we prepare for the new season to come, we won’t let go of summer just yet.  As long as the weather is warm, the days are long and the sun is bright, we will savor and enjoy it!

Bling it On

Sebastian McCall

What is your favorite accessory?  One of ours is jewelry… and we love it all - big or small, classic or exotic, and in just about every textile, hardware and color available!  Some of us love to really bring the bling when we accessorize.  The more layers and the more shine, the better.  For others, we prefer a more simplistic approach with one statement piece or a delicate accent on our neck or hands.  Accessories can be very personal, especially when it comes to jewelry.  It can reflect our style, personality and our spirit.  There are some pieces we own that we purchased for fun, some that were handed down or gifted to us, and others that mark a significant event or milestone in our lives.

While there are no rules on what jewelry you wear or how you wear it, it’s always a good idea to balance your jewelry with your outfit.  Each piece of jewelry you wear will draw attention to that area of your body.  Keep that in mind if you wear a statement ring, for example.  You might want to have manicured nails when someone compliments your ring and wants to see it up close.  Another tip is when you turn one up, turn down the other.  Meaning, if you are going to go bold with your accessories, you may want to keep some components of your outfit simple or toned down so it won’t clash or detract from the beauty of your pieces. Jewelry doesn't have to be expensive, and you can easily build your collection over time. 

Remember, bits of baubles are always fun, so don’t leave them out!  


Get Distressed

Sebastian McCall

We can already hear our parents or grandparents saying, “you bought those jeans like that?” Yes, we did!  It’s a style of jean, we explain.  Can you guess what kind of jean we are referencing?  Right, distressed jeans.  Why on earth would someone buy jeans with rips or holes in them?  And pay a lot of hard earned money for them?  

Distressed jeans have been around a long while.  Their exact origin is debatable but their rise to popularity really picked up when music bands in the 70's wore them as a sign of rebellion and a stamp of non-conformity.  Self expression through fashion has always been a way for a generation to demonstrate for, or against, cultural norms.

Today, distressed jeans are less about social statements, and are more of an artistic fashion statement.  We wear distressed jeans because they are an edgy and trendy style of denim jean.  There are so many variations of distressed jeans - from ones with large, gaping holes at the knees that expose a lot of skin, to others with minimal frays and shreds along the legs.  They are popular with both men and women, and can be worn by people of all ages.  It’s all a matter of balancing the distressed style jean with a look you are trying to achieve.   

The distressed look has been around a while and likely won’t be going anywhere soon.  It’s even expanded into other areas of clothing such as distressed t-shirts and sweaters.  If you don’t already own a pair, what are you waiting for?!

Color Poppin'

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You’ve often heard us talk about different ways to add flare and pizazz to your jean outfits.  It usually starts with a base of blue or black jeans.  Then, we spice it up with bright and bold colored accessories, tops or shoes.  What if we turned that around?  Let’s say… start with a bright and bold colored jean, and go from there!  Yes, blue, black, and white jeans typically make us feel safer with our outfit choices - they are more traditional, and straying from that is not always easy.  But wearing bright colored jeans is not scary!  One of the reasons we might stay away from bright colored jeans is because we may simply be intimated by the colors.  Green jeans?  Yikes!  Another reason we stay away from colored jeans may be because we are just not that confident in styling the jeans without looking like a rainbow, unless that’s the look you’re going for. 

So, we’ll take baby steps.

First, pick a bold color you would wear, and then find the right hue in that colored jean.  There is Christmas green, nature green, pastel green, blue-green… the list goes on.  Pick the hue that you feel like you can work with the best. 

Next, pair that colored jean with neutral colored tops and accessories.  It’s the same idea when you are trying to add a pop of color to your basic colored jeans, just in reverse.  

Once you are comfortable with wearing that bold colored jean, try different colors!  You can also take your style to the next level by adding printed tops, going for vivid monochromatic looks, or even color blocking your outfit, where you wear a different colored top, jean and shoe.  Summer is the best time to try out these looks.  It’s a refreshing take on fashion and traditional denim!

Summer Getaways

Sebastian McCall

Where is your summer vacation taking you?  We are full throttle into summer.  We spend our days working hard, and in our downtime, day dreaming about our next vacation.  We’ve already given you suggestions on what to pack.  Now the question is, where will you go?  What type of vacation do you like to take?  A touristy one - exploring a new culture, trying new foods, traveling a new city to take in as much as you can?  Or do you like lazy vacations, where you plop yourself on a lounge chair by the pool or beach with a good book or plug in your earphones to listen to your carefully composed playlist, and the most work you want to do is raise your hand to call the waiter for your next drink?  We’d take either scenario!

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, we hope that you are having fun and enjoying your time off.  We know we sure will!  Enjoy this down time with your family and friends because summer goes by way too fast.  Remember to take a photo in your Sebastian McCall Jeans on your vacay and tag us on our social media accounts.  If we can't get away, at least we can live vicariously through you!

How We Roll

Sebastian McCall

Cuffing your jeans.  It’s a simple concept, requires minimal effort, and can change the look of your outfit in a pinch.  It’s also the best of both worlds - it allows you to shorten or lengthen your jeans whenever you want!  Sure, you could tailor them shorter, however, you’ll be limited to that length forever.  Rolling up your jeans isn't just for practical reasons anymore.  It’s actually a way to style your jeans using your cuff.  As simple as it sounds, there are some details you should pay attention to when cuffing your jeans so it looks stylish and not sloppy.  Here are two styles of cuffing that work with many fits of jeans.

Deep Cuff Roll (top row)

The deep cuff roll is a larger, folded cuff - usually between one to two inches.  Since it’s larger, it is typically folded much neater, sometimes even ironed, with defined creases.  It can have more than one fold and is especially flattering on straight and skinny jeans.

Thin Cuff Roll a.k.a. Pin Roll (bottom row)

This type of cuff is much thinner, with the folds usually an inch or less.  The creases are usually less defined and less neat.  This cuff can also have one simple fold or be rolled up several times. 

How and when you choose to roll up your jeans is a matter of personal preference.  Obviously, the longer your jeans are, the more they will scrunch at the bottom.  Tailoring the length can help fix this.  But if you want some versatility with your jeans, cuffing the hem can broaden your options with wear and style.  The biggest takeaway is not to overdue it.  Some jeans are just too long and may need to be tailored a bit shorter.  You also don’t want to roll your cuffs too many times or it will look bulky and messy.  A perfectly rolled hem will look flattering and stylish.  It ideal for warmer weather and will give an edgy, casual look to your outfit.  Give it a try!


Monochromatic: Grey

Sebastian McCall

You know by now that monochromatic looks are in.  We love this style because whether you wear a dark monochromatic look or a light one, your whole outfit is making a statement.  For our monochromatic look this time, we’ve chosen the color grey.  It’s a color that has a large shade range from dark to light, a large hue range from blue grey to taupe grey, and it can easily coordinate with items already in your wardrobe!

Many of us might consider grey more of a fall or winter color.  But it’s actually a perfect summer color too.  Think of lighter shades of grey as you would any light, neutral, summer color.  It’s a nice change that gives a soft, yet chic look.  It will match with most of the colors in your closet, and the perfect pop of color such as yellow or green plays really well with an all grey ensemble.  You can also think beyond clothes for monochromatic looks by incorporating grey accessories and beauty products.  You have your fair share of blue and white jeans for the summer… now try something different!

Happy 4th!

Sebastian McCall

We are half way through the 2017!  Can you believe it?   Summer has officially begun and school has officially ended.  We are ready to start checking off activities from our summer plans list…starting with Independence Day.  July 4th is coming up, and whether you are headed to a firework festival, a family BBQ, or a neighbor's pool party, we have a few outfit ideas to help you look patriotic.  A pop of one or all the American flag colors is just enough show your pride and celebrate.  

Keep it simple with blue jeans.  Everyone owns blue jeans.  Everyone.  Throw on some jeans with a cute top, wear red lipstick and you are set.  

Want more of a pop of color?  Wear white jeans with a brighter hued blue top and either red lips or nails.  It’s simple yet chic.  

What’s even better is wearing Sebastian McCall Jeans in any color or style-  they are all made in the U.S.A!  You will not only be showing your pride, you will be actively be supporting a company that chooses to make their clothing in America.  There is nothing more patriotic than that!

Keeping Cool

Sebastian McCall

Some of us just can't give up our denim jeans in the summer, no matter how hot it is outside.  We just can’t!  It’s the foundation of our outfits all year long!  Jeans easily pair with everything and can be worn to many different festivities.  So how do we pull together an outfit that is not only cool looking but also cool feeling?

Start with the right denim.  Choosing lighter colors and lighter fabrics can help keep you cool.  The lighter the weight in denim, the more breathable it will be and feel.  Lighter colored denim doesn’t always have to mean white.  There are many shades of lighter colored denim jeans you can choose from that also come in many fits such as flare and bootcut and also in styles such as distressed or paneled.  

Pairing your jeans with lighter, flowy tops will also help keep you cooler.  Halters and tanks work well this way.  Also, don’t rule out longer sleeve blouses.  A delicate, sheer long sleeve top is airy enough to keep you cool and feeling pretty.

Finish your outfit with lighter shoes.  They don’t all have to be sandals but they should be lower on the heel height.  We do love our heels, but higher heels make us work harder to keep our balance and maintain our posture… even for the most professional high heel wearers.  We’re not asking you to give them up - just keep your heel lower when you can for the ultimate in feeling comfortable.  

Remember, you are not limited with denim jeans just because it’s summer and warm outside.  You also don’t have to sacrifice style!  There are so many options to choose from that will keep you feeling cool and looking cool!

We've Got Dads Covered

Sebastian McCall

Father’s Day is just over a week away, and shopping for Dad can be simple, yet hard.  Not because we don’t know what to get him - usually, it’s because he asks for something very specific and we set out to find that very thing!  Even if he has no idea what he wants, we have something in mind for him.  This year, step up his jean game!  We're sure he has several pairs already, but this time, get him one that’s different, versatile and modern.  Our choice: Sebastian McCall Straight Leg Jean in Navy.  Why this one?  Men love this jean for two main reasons.

First, it’s comfortable.  We know our dads love comfort over anything.  Our straight leg jean has structure, but is not stiff.  It’s has a clean cut that stays close to his body and does not bag out as he wears it.  Even when he is dressed in his most casual shirt and shoes, he will look neat and stylish.

Second, the color.  Since the jean is comfortable, men like to wear it all the time.  The navy color will allow him to wear it for just about any occasion.  He can wear it casually with sneakers, or he can dress it up with shoes.  It’s the perfect transition jean because it’s a denim jean, but can also pass for a pant.  Our dads love how simple and practical it is, while feeling super comfortable on.

Even if he already has his gift list, surprise him with these Sebastian McCall Straight Leg Jeans in Navy.  We are sure they will be something he will always love to wear!

T-Shirt Kind of Mood

Sebastian McCall

The  school year is finally winding down...  End of year school trips, final projects and reports are due, all while we try to keep up with the peak of the spring sports season.  Our days are so jam packed that staying in with pizza and a movie on Friday sounds much more appealing than the effort to get dressed up for a girls night out.  The last thing we want to think about is what top will go with these shoes!  It will definitely be a jeans and t-shirt type of weekend...

Even so, looking frumpy isn’t our thing either.  We still want to look cute!  We can pull this off if we have a perfect set of t-shirts with enough variety.   A good selection of t-shirts can pull your outfit together without much effort.  First, to keep from looking sloppy, no matter the neck line or shape, you want your t-shirt to have a nice fit.  You don’t want anything too long or short, nor too boxy or big.  If you like fitted t-shirts, make sure it doesn't pull across your chest or pinch in on the sleeves.   Looser styles of t-shirts should still have some structure. 

You can also have fun with t-shirts by selecting ones that have prints, embellishments or patterns.  And remember, the key to pulling off any t-shirt look is to pair it with the perfect fitting jean!

Men's Summer Denim Essentials

Sebastian McCall

Men might think women have it easier when it comes to building their wardrobes - especially for summer.  Women can choose from dresses, skirts, pants, jeans, shorts rompers, etc., all of which can be dressed up or down, sometimes with a simple shoe change.  Whereas, the base of a man’s wardrobe are shorts, pants and jeans.  While you may think jeans are too hot for the summer, some styles are actually perfect because of their weight, color and fit!  Choosing the right jean styles, fabrics and colors for summer can keep you cool, comfortable and stylish!  

Mens Moto Jean

Sebastian McCall’s Moto jean has a tapered leg with panel detail at the knee.  This light wash jean is a perfect, edgy style for all of your needs!  The fit is close to the body, yet with enough room to feel breathable and light.  As with all Sebastian McCall Jeans, our fabric is made with patented stretch technology that allows for all day comfort.  This jean easily transitions from day to night with the right shirt and shoe.

Mens Tapered Leg in Thunder

This medium wash blue denim is perfect for those late nights out with friends or cool beach house gatherings.  When trousers seem too stuffy for date night, these Sebastian McCalls will give you the perfect tailored look with added comfort.  

Don't sacrifice style or comfort in the summer!  You can now easily get these styles and more at  

Summer Weekend Staples

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The heat is on!  We can finally shed our cardigans, breakout the suntan lotion, and show off our pedicured toes in our sandals.  Dare we say "work the beach" yet?  Memorial Day is right around the corner and we’re not shy to admit that we’ve packed our weekender bag already.  What's in it?  Quick getaway staples of course: maxi dresses, swimsuits, flip flops, Sebastian McCall white jeans, shorts and some flirty tops.  

We are not rockin’ our white jeans just because it’s Memorial Day Weekend.  White jeans are just as much a staple as any blue jean.  You can dress them up or down and wear them to just about any occasion.  In fact, the are the the best alternative to black jeans in the spring and summer months when you want to look sleek and stylish.  How often does a simple crisp white shirt elevate an outfit? You can think of white jeans the same way.  There is something so chic, yet classic, about white jeans. So this Memorial Day Weekend, take your outfit up a notch with white jeans!

Do you have a Fashion Uniform?

Sebastian McCall

   Do you have a fashion uniform?  An outfit that you find yourself wearing more than once or twice a week?  Usually because you already know it looks good, and works for where you might need to go or what you need to get done.  Most of us have one!  A tall-tell sign is when you look in your closet and have many similar items in either style or shades. 

    What does that mean about our style?  That we’re boring?  Too busy?  Or minimalists?  For some of us, fashion is important.  It can be an expression of how we feel, give insight into our personality, or just reflect our mood for that particular day.  Yet, fashion should be fun!  Some days we have the time to get creative with our clothes.  We might choose brighter colors, add calculated layers, or coordinate our accessories.  Other days we just need to get things done.  It is not that we do not want to be fashionable - sometimes, practicality may take priority for the day.  Those are the days that we rely on those go-to pieces that just fit it with our lives perfectly without having to give much thought or effort.  

    Everyone should have a wardrobe that meets both needs.  You should have fun clothes for when you feel inspired or playful, and other garments that are more functional and versatile.  There are definitely some staples like a great pair of jeans, a white buttoned shirt, a soft white T, a black blazer or a LBD that everyone should own, because they transition easily to meet all of your wardrobe needs.  

    The great thing about fashion is that it allows us the freedom to be creative.  It can even dictate how we want our day to go.  How many of us dress up a little more on a Friday because we’re excited about the evening and weekend ahead?  Or, how many of us look forward to throwing on our jeans, a t-shirt and Chucks to relax and enjoy our Sunday Fundays?  Whether you're a fashion uniform type of dresser or prefer a more eclectic wardrobe, embrace and celebrate your individuality!

What to Get Mom?

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you go into panic mode of what am I going to get her??  All of a sudden, you feel like you can’t remember what she likes, what her favorite things to have or do are, or what she could possibly want!  We could probably chalk up this brain block to the simple idea of wanting to get our moms the best gift possible - one she’ll love, need and use.  

We’ve seen here at Sebastian McCall Jeans that things we like, our mom kind of likes too.  It’s not uncommon for moms and daughters that shop with us to choose a similar pair of jeans - either in color or style.  We like to look nice and trendy and stylish.  Why wouldn't we expect our moms to want the same?  Sure, I might pair my straight jeans with a higher heel or low back shirt while my mom opts for a more conservative blouse or top.  But I bet for our casual weekend brunch we both have on our jeans with a white t-shirt, a cardigan and some cute flats.  So while our styles are different, they are not that far apart.  

I’m sure that when we were younger, many of us dreaded the idea of becoming our moms, especially in relation to fashion.  Yet, as we get older, our connections to our moms get stronger, our interests become more similar and we start to want to do certain things like how our moms did.  So, as you start thinking about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, don’t stray too far from what you would like for yourself!  

Happy Mother’s Day to our Moms and all amazing Moms!!


Fashion and Social Media

Sebastian McCall

Where do you get your fashion inspiration?  What do you read, what pictures do you look at or images do you tend to look for to get some inspiration on what to wear, what’s new in fashion and how to wear certain styles?  Several years ago, magazines and catalogs may have been the top answers.  Now, social media is probably number one.  

Social media has surely changed and continues to change the fashion industry.  From a consumer perspective, we can learn a lot more about a brand then just what they sell.  Social media allows us to see their personality, the lifestyle they represent and their vision for fashion.  What used to be portrayed by a brand with one or two photos in a magazine or catalog has now become more fluid on social media with daily images and video content.  The use of social media also allows consumers to directly interact with and provide feedback to a brand.  Brands are forced to evolve and adapt to the current social and fashion culture at a much quicker rate.   This means, brands are listening to what we say and paying attention to what we are interested in.  

From a brand perspective, social media allows brands to connect with their audience on a more widespread and personal level.  Brands are able to spread their message and directly reach their customers without a middle man.  This has drastically changed the way brands are marketing themselves and reaching shoppers.  Brands can engage with consumers and get immediate feedback and sometimes unfiltered reaction to their fashion imaging and messaging.  Brands learn more quickly what trends are actually picking up and how consumers are interpreting those trends.  While this can force the industry to move at a faster pace, it is also allowing brands to grow with and align their products with the current cultural and fashion climate.   

There is no doubt that social media has impacted the way consumers view fashion and brands.  The most impactful social media outcome is the conversation space that has been created between brands and consumers. Fashion is and should be fun!  Use social media to celebrate and share it with others!

A Perfect Fit

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The quest for the perfect fitting jean can seem daunting for many.  The thought of trying on and taking off several pairs of jeans at any given time is exhausting just thinking about it!  There are so many different styles and fits to try, and that doesn’t even include the various colors, fades, washes, or even fabrics that jeans can come in.  

So, why bother?  Well, because you’re going to need them and use them.  Probably more so than any other item in your wardrobe.  They are the most versatile items in your closet that don’t require much special care or attention.  Do you need more than one pair?  Of course!  The are so many variations of jeans - it's actually fun to have options to choose from!  And let’s face it, even if our jeans look similar in either color or style, it’s no different than having more than one black pant or more than one pair of black shoes.  There’s a difference in them all, and we can see it if most can’t.  So, how do we approach the process?  With an open mind!  Don't get hung up on a size, or what you’ve heard should fit you well.  At Sebastian McCall Jeans, we believe a perfect fitting jean should have three major components:

Your jean should close in at your waist. No gapping allowed! And don't think anything is wrong with your figure if you see a gap. If a jean fits your legs but gaps in the waist, it’s an issue with the jean, not you!  With Sebastian McCall Jeans, you'll never have that problem, because they all close in perfectly at the waist!

Pocket placement is everything.  Sebastian McCall Jean pockets always perfectly fall right in the center of your seat.  Your pockets should be close to your leg but not down on your thigh.  Too high or low of a pocket can change to the look of your derriere, many times unfavorably.  So, make sure they fall exactly where they should.  

Your jeans should feel comfortable.  Even skinny or fitted jeans.  Fitted jeans shouldn't pinch or constrict.  Sebastian McCall Jeans fit close to the body and stay that way all day.  They don’t sag or bag out.  You don’t want a jean that looks one way in the morning and morphs into something different by day's end.  Sebastian McCall Jeans will fit perfectly all day, every day!

Why bother looking when the perfect fitting jeans are right here!  Grab a pair of Sebastian McCall Jeans - they are always a perfect fit from the first pair on!  Visit our website or come try us at our partnering retail location, Charlie’s Jeans.

Lighten Up

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Color is filling the views outside our window nowadays!  Flowers are blooming, trees are coming back to life, and people are bustling in the neighborhoods.  The bright sun and warm air are finally making it feel like spring!  We are so ready to put away our winter coats and boots.  Most of us probably haven’t completely transitioned our winter wardrobes into spring or summer yet, but we are definitely pulling out some of our favorite lighter pieces - one of which is our lighter colored denim.

Sure, there isn’t a rule as to when we can or should wear lighter colored denim, but we don’t always gravitate towards it when it’s colder and darker outside.  Now is the time to pull them out and start wearing them!  Above are some of our favorites styles.  Light denim can come in various shades and washes, from super light to about medium light.  And don’t worry, darker denim is still in our wardrobe mix.  It’s just nice to lighten it up as the weather and season changes.  It’s a perfect option to wear as we spend more time outside watching little league games, brunching at sidewalk cafes, and attending spring festivals!

Jean Rises

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Remember when super low-rise jeans were in?  You know, the jeans so low on the hip, that if you sat down, you would surely give the person sitting behind you an unpleasant view.  Thank goodness we are beyond that fashion trend!  So, what are jean rises?

When we talk about the rise of jeans, what we are actually talking about is the rise of the fabric from the crotch seam to where your waistband sits.  In other words, does the jean waist band sit below your belly, at your belly or above it, or closer to your belly button?  Some of us prefer one fit over another.  Why? Some of us have a longer torso and prefer higher rise jeans, or some of just like the style and look of a higher rise jean.  And while you may find “rules” on what type of rise you should wear according to your body type, we don’t believe that you should always be limited to those restrictions.  In all cases, your jeans should always button with ease, not gap in the waist, and maintain that closeness throughout the day.

Most jean styles today fall between a mid-rise and high-rise length.  Even jeans that are considered low-rise are not nearly as low as before.  What’s your favorite rise?


The Accessory Game

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Some might think that women might have it a little easier when it comes to accessorizing their wardrobes compared to men.  We might assume that women typically have more options on what we can use to accessorize our outfits, and the variety of colors that each of those accessories come in.  What you’ll find is that there is actually an abundance of accessory options for men.  Below are just a few of those accessories that men can interchange both in color and style that can upgrade their wardrobes.


Belts are one of the more obvious men’s accessories.  Besides the typical brown or black leather belt, there are fabric belts, woven belts, and statement buckle belts - all of which come in a variety of colors and styles.  This accessory can add a simple detail to a man’s outfit or stand as a statement piece.  


It's easy to underestimate just how many different types of hats that there are for men.  Besides your usual sports caps, some of the more popular styles include the Fedora hat, Panama hat, Newsboy hat, Cowboy hat and Flat cap, just to name a few.  All of which come in diverse colors, patterns and fabrics.


This is probably the foremost accessory that speaks to a man’s personal style the most.  Just like for women, this accessory has a large price range. You’ll find three main watch categories - dress watches, sports watches and casual watches.  Within these categories, however, is where the possibilities are endless.  There are countless combinations of band options, watch faces and color choices. 

As we mentioned, these are just a few men’s accessories that are out there.  There are many others such as a wallets, money clips, socks, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses, etc. that also come in distinct styles and a spectrum of colors.  It’s pretty safe to say that the accessory game is pretty close for women and men!