how to accessorize a guayabera

What to Wear with a Guayabera Shirt

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A beautiful guayabera is the starting point for impeccable style. Originating from the lands of Mexico, this elegant shirt has captured the hearts of men the world over, thanks to its casual yet sophisticated allure. However, to bring a truly remarkable outfit to life, it's the accessories that make all the difference!

At Linen Horse, we know just how much detail can enhance an outfit, which is why we've reviewed all the accessories that will magnify your men's guayabera in no time at all. Small, well-chosen touches can transform your style and reflect your personality with elegance and originality.

Follow our guide to discover the secrets of the art of accessorizing your guayabera. From head to toe, we'll reveal the essential tips for adding a touch of finesse, charm or modernity to your outfit. Whether you want a classic, timeless look or a more daring, contemporary edge, we've got the perfect accessories to complete your style.

Ready to discover how to transform your guayabera into a head-turning outfit?

Let us guide you to style excellence!

The jipijapa hat: the perfect accessory for your guayabera

Some people still wonder whether wearing a jipijapa hat is really necessary. It's not essential, of course, but it's an undeniably elegant accessory, especially when it's wisely chosen to suit the situation.

After all, it's all in the context. An open-air wedding in the bright sunshine, a relaxing day at the beach, a summer getaway in the city or an evening with friends on the terrace - all these occasions are ideal for proudly sporting a magnificent hand-woven jipijapa hat!

This traditional hat, also known as a "Panama Hat", is much more than a simple accessory, it's a symbol of relaxed, authentic and refined elegance. Its presence adds an undeniable touch of charm to your outfit, while providing stylish protection from the sun's rays.

Dare to accessorize your guayabera with a jipijapa hat by choosing a natural straw model, which will add a pleasant texture and a handcrafted touch to your style. In harmony with a cotton or linen guayabera, this woven hat will bring a bohemian chic note to your look, whether for a casual day or an elegant evening.

Let yourself be seduced by the different shapes and sizes of jipijapa hats, from the classic fedora to the panama trilby and the legendary montecristi hat, each model offers a unique touch that reflects your personality.

For even more authentic style, opt for a jipijapa hat handcrafted by our talented artisans in the purest tradition. At Linen Horse, our boutique, we offer a selection of high-quality jipijapa hats, crafted with passion and expertise.

So, whether you're planning a sunny getaway or an urban day out, don't forget to complete your outfit with a jipijapa hat, the ideal accessory to sublimate your guayabera and assert your style with elegance.

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The watch: the essential accessory for a well-dressed wrist

Men love watches because they add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their wrists in an instant. To accessorize your guayabera with elegance, choosing the right watch is essential.

Opt for a watch that blends harmoniously with the casual chic style of the guayabera. Avoid overly imposing watches that could distract attention from your overall outfit. Instead, opt for a medium-sized model with a sleek, refined design.

Watch materials should also be taken into consideration. Choose quality leather straps, which add a touch of sophistication and perfectly match the texture of your guayabera's cotton or linen fabric. If you opt for a metal bracelet, make sure it's discreet and elegant.

The color of the watch's dial and strap is another important consideration. For a consistent look, choose neutral tones such as black, white, gray or navy blue, which are easy to match with all guayaberas colors. If you want to add a touch of color to your outfit, opt for shades that blend harmoniously with your guayabera, without being too garish.

Finally, don't forget that a watch is an accessory that reflects your personality and style. Choose a model that suits you and gives you pleasure. A well-chosen watch will enhance your look with elegance and accompany you in style on all occasions, whether casual or formal.

Accessorize your guayabera with a belt

A belt is an essential accessory to complete your look with a guayabera. As with the bag, it's best to avoid faux leather or polyester belts at formal events. For an elegant, refined look, opt instead for genuine leather and a brass buckle, which will add a touch of class to your outfit.

Ideally, match the color of your belt to that of your shoes for perfect coordination. This will create visual consistency and add a touch of sophistication to your style.

For a more casual look, try braided belts, which add a touch of originality to your outfit. Don't hesitate to explore fancier textures to add a touch of fun to your look.

As for belt width, opt for a model around 3 centimeters wide for formal events. For more casual occasions, you can afford a wider belt, between 4 and 5 centimeters for example. Belt width can also depend on your body type and personal preferences.

Accessorize your guayabera with the right bag

To complete your look with a guayabera, don't forget to add the perfect bag to your ensemble. Many men are reluctant to adopt the bag on a daily basis, but it's both a practical and aesthetic accessory if well chosen. Think of it as a pair of boots or a leather jacket: an elegant way to dress up your outfit with style.

The ideal bag is one made from beautiful, thick leather or hard-wearing canvas to ensure durability. Pay particular attention to details such as zips and handles, which should be of good quality. For those who travel by bike, a water-repellent canvas bag can be an excellent option. In any case, steer clear of plastic materials and round backpacks, which can give a juvenile appearance.

What to wear with a bag ? On your way to work, a brown satchel will pair perfectly with our white guayabera and brown shoes. This will create visual harmony and add a touch of sophistication to your professional appearance.

Choosing the right shoes to go with your guayabera

The perfect match between your guayabera and your shoes is essential to create a harmonious and elegant look. As we discussed in our previous article on "What shoes to wear with a guayabera", the choice of footwear can truly transform your outfit and enhance your personal style.

First of all, it's important to consider the type of occasion you're going to wear your guayabera for. If you're going for formal wear, opt for elegant leather shoes like derbies or richelieus. These sophisticated models will add a touch of refinement to your look, while harmonizing perfectly with the elegant cut of your guayabera.

For a more casual style, moccasins or sneakers are an excellent choice. Loafers, with their relaxed yet chic allure, go very well with guayabera for a touch of cool and chic. As for sneakers, they add a casual, modern touch to your outfit, while retaining a certain elegance.

Let's not forget boots and ankle boots, which can also be an interesting option, especially for a casual dress style. They add a touch of originality and character to your look, while remaining comfortable and versatile.

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Our expert's advice

Accessorizing your guayabera is child's play if you remember to pay sufficient attention to detail and choose first and foremost a guayabera of impeccable quality like those offered by Linen Horse. Our guayaberas, whether short-sleeved or long-sleeved, are designed with meticulous attention to finishing and fabrics, guaranteeing optimum comfort and undeniable elegance.

When you add the right accessories to your guayabera, you create a true synergy that will enhance your personal style and confidence. It's all about balance: a jipijapa hat for a touch of authenticity, a discreet watch for timeless elegance, a leather belt to match your shoes for perfect harmony.

Remember, too, that the occasion and level of formality play a crucial role in your choice of accessories. For a wedding or formal gathering, opt for refined leather shoes and a sober belt. For a casual yet chic look, opt for loafers and a braided belt.

Finally, never forget that the most important accessory you can add to your guayabera is your self-confidence. With a carefully accessorized outfit and a Linen Horse guayabera, you're sure to feel at the peak of your elegance.

So dare to experiment, have fun with colors, textures and patterns, and find the accessories that perfectly reflect your unique style.

At Linen Horse, we're proud to offer you a collection of superior quality accessories, made with passion and craftsmanship by our artisans. Make every occasion an opportunity to shine with your perfectly accessorized guayabera and assert your style with confidence and elegance.

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