Men-Spiration Monday: Joe Manganiello

It's time for a little Men-Spiration Monday! Once a month I like to switch up the scenery and get some outfit ideas from stylish men. This month my subject is Joe Manganiello. (And FYI in my head, his last name is always pronounced Mango Jello.) It was sooooo hard to find pictures of him with his shirt on. But I'm fully committed to this series, so I diligently went through hundreds of shirtless pics to put together an overview of his fully-clothed style.

In general, his style is very casual with a few signature formulas:

Fitted T-shirt and Jeans:

Button Down Shirt with Jeans: 

Option One or Two, Topped with a Structured Jacket:

A lot of his looks are very simple, but I think what consistently makes him look polished is the perfect fit and tailoring on all of his pieces. (And of course the figure going into those pieces doesn't hurt a bit.) I also noticed that he has a few signature accessories. He frequently wears a large watch on his left hand with a couple of beaded bracelets on his right, and occasionally he'll add a necklace or two with his plain t-shirts. Very simple, easy to-recreate stuff but it creates a nice, polished look.

Style Twins:
This month I didn't have to create any new outfits to match my style inspiration. I love basic pieces just like Joe, and I've already worn a couple of similar looks:
Outfit One: Tee: Old Navy / Jeans: Express (Similar) / Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar) / Bracelet: Stella & Dot "Portia" / Sandals: Forever 21 (Similar)

Outfit Two: Sweater: Express (Similar) / Jeans: Express / Shoes: Sole Society / Necklace: Express / White Tank: Target

I'm finding that putting this series together helps me feel a little more savvy about menswear in general, which comes in handy for me living with three males! But I also keep noticing that a lot of what makes someone look "put together" applies across gender lines, so I'll keep on looking outside the box for outfit ideas!

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  1. I like that burgundy top with the zipper detailing you are wearing in the last outfit! :)

    Thank you for the link up.

    Away From The Blue

  2. I'm sure going through all of these shirtless pics was so hard. I love his style.


  3. Hahaha... now I'm going to have Mango Jello stuck in my head. I'm sure it was tough to go thru numerous shirtless pictures. But somebody's gotta do it, right? Love your feminine versions of his looks. Have a good week, Gina.

  4. Mucho caliente mi amiga - Joe is every inch hot!!!


  5. Oh yes girl, I love me some HIM! He made the sexiest wolf on TV :) Definitely a great way to start the week!


  6. Oh you poor girl, I'm SO sorry that you had to endure hundreds of photos of him topless....it must have been excruciating! LOL! I never knew how to pronounce that name so now I do! Mango Jello lol. Love both of your outfits too!

  7. So sorry you had to look at all of those shirtless photos to find these! Love this inspiration!

    Doused In Pink

  8. Loving the laid-back look on him. He has a great style!
    We Shop in Heels

  9. You're such a trooper to look through all those pictures of him. Hard day at work, huh? Lol love this series and the looks you came up with!

  10. oh my gosh I used to love this guy. he is seriously attractive. i was similar - I called him 'Mangy Jello' haha. Mango is probably better. You both make me want a pair of grey jeans!

  11. Very unique angle to find inspiration! Thank you very much for hosting this link up for us!


  12. Love fitted tees and jeans. xx

  13. Such a fun way to get inspiration. I have no idea who this Joe guy is,though haha!

    1. oops. www.amemoryofus.com ****

    2. Ahh!! He is a TV & Movie actor, but right now I think he's best known for being engaged to Sofia Vergara. :)

  14. Can I just take him! Really he can wear whatever he would like haha! Actually, I am so happy that you posted this! One of my friends has asked me to help him with his style for an event and I was needing some inspiration! These are all great! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and weekend.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  15. That's a rough day at the office looking through all those pics! Ha! Love your tan sandals with the gray/white look. I need to spend a little more time studying men's style - to be a better help to my husband.

    Daily Style Finds

  16. I love him in the black and yellow nikes! Something about men casual is so sexy to me! Love this post!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  17. Pretty sure you couldn't have picked a better looking subject! Love this post!

  18. Going through tons of shirtless pictures must have been really tough;) I think you did a good job nailing his look! Thanks for the Monday eye-candy!
    xo Adri

  19. Love the eye candy on the post today! Tough job of a blogger :) I am sharing my menswear inspired outfit on the blog today too.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  20. Love this! And yes, you are right--the basic pieces ALWAYS look good (man or woman) and stand the test of time! Both of your looks would be spot on 10, 20 years from now! Love the basics :) ~ XO

  21. I'm feeling his basic style vibe haha and his hotness.


  22. I love your observation that the basic outfit formula is pretty unisex! I never would have thought of it that way, but I suppose it's really just the fit that sets apart men and women. Ok, that's not the ONLY thing, but you know what I mean. And I feel dumb because I had to look at his IMDB. Apparently I've been under a rock!! Carylee | more pieces of me

  23. Oh hiiii Joe! Not mad about this post one bit! Guys in buttons downs (especially a *nice* plaid one) and jeans is always a great look.

  24. Lol I had no idea how to pronounce his last name but now I'm always going to say it as mango jelly. I love how you "girlified" his looks. I love that burgundy sweater!


  25. Well he's a little bit yummy! Thank you for sifting thru all those topless pics for us, someone's gotta do it ;-). Lol! Anywho, great outfit look-a-likes.....like you said, I bet it's been interesting learning more about men's fashion, and the similarities between male/female.
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  26. There are farrrrr worse things in life than a good-looking guy in a fitted t-shirt. ;) Haha!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. Every time you wear those grey jeans, I love them! I need to go try them on I think. And I agree with Kellie. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  28. This series is so fun and I bet you have a good old time going throught the photos of the guy. I've always liked Joe. Sofia is a lucky lady. His uniform is pretty basic, but I think he'd look goofy in any other type of outfit. Sometimes the simple and basic formula works and you've recreated it perfectly.

  29. Great compilation of his looks. I love him on a fitted shirt.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  30. Hold up...am I suppose to admire his clothes or him? Right now my wires are crossed, and I can't focus on nothing but how hot he is lol. My favorite outfit of his is the one with the tennis shoes with the pop of yellow lace.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  31. I pity you for having to comb through his photos to find just the right ones - haha! Love this series, Gina! You had some fabulous Joe-inspired looks!

  32. I pity you for having to comb through his photos to find just the right ones - haha! Love this series, Gina! You had some fabulous Joe-inspired looks!

  33. I pity you for having to comb through his photos to find just the right ones - haha! Love this series, Gina! You had some fabulous Joe-inspired looks!

  34. Let's simply say this ... this man is divine, his body is slamming and mostly a guy built like that makes 'ANYTHING' he wears looks good. Thanks for the share, I did enjoy looking at him ;-)


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