Oz: The Great & Powerful Style

As Wizard of Oz prequel, ‘Oz: The Great & Powerful’ releases this week, I have noticed Oz inspired fashion online and a trend which is sure to be popular in the next coming months!

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James Franco stars as the eponymous Oz, but I have spotted the suits and clothing inspired by Oz.

Let us enter the Emerald City…

Famous fashion blogger Adam Gallagher is my fashion icon! He has created the perfect outfit pairing an emerald blazer and trousers with wooden brogues and a tweed/brown waistcoat!

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The Yellow laces give an homage to the yellow brick road and keep the outfit interesting and thought about carefully through the details.

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You can find a majority of these styles on the current high street such as Topman and River Island. Check your local stores for a whimsical wardrobe change!

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Rising Star Style: Alden Ehrenreich

I recently watched ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and I was amazed by the brilliant acting of newcomer Alden Ehrenreich. He recently wore an amazing suit at the LA premiere of ‘Beautiful Creatures’.

The suit is impeccably tailored to perfection and the colour of burgundy and a dark claret look amazing. The suit is by designer Albert Hammond Jr.

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I love this suit. The colour is very on trend and the combination of the brown and burgundy tie and brogue combo create a laid back and suave look.
What do you think about this suit? Alden is for sure a new fashion icon and rising star.

Movie Fashion Icon of the Week: Matthew Goode – Stoker

Stoker, a new movie releases this week has generated a lot of buzz. I begin Movie Fashion Icon of the week, so I could show you inspirations from the movie and premiere outfits.

This week sees British actor and star of the creepy Stoker, Matthew Goode. He plays a slick serial killer type named ‘Uncle Charlie’. Here are a few styles which are very classic and always trendy.

This still from the movie (below).
This style pairs a contrast of a rust coloured sweater with a pair of cream coloured chinos and a cream shirt. This very retro look is emphasised by the amazing brown sunglasses, which is a very big trend this spring.

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A very casual, yet preppy look which always looks good. A pair of dark blue jeans is the best look with the black sweater. Wearing smart shoes or brogues will also create a sophisticated look.

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Here (below) is Matthew at the premiere in London for Stoker. Where he slicks back his hair and dons a dark grey/navy suit. The use of the maroon stained tie looks really interesting, giving it a special flair.

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Like this Slick Stoker Style by Matthew Goode? Let me know 🙂

Andrew Garfield: Spidey Fashion Sense

Andrew Garfield: Spidey Fashion Sense

The current Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield is a current inspiration for mens fashion at the moment. His casual look consists of a slim pair of black/blue skinny jeans, usually paired with converses/trainers or preppy brogues. Whilst he pairs the jeans with a pop of a colourful shirt, a graphic tee or a chunky coat.

Whilst on the red carpets, Andrew never fails to impress. My favourite look is the Balenciaga suit he wore at the French Premiere. (Below), Andrew pairs this Spider-Man red suit with a pale blue shirt, which also has a pop of red under the blue making it suit perfectly. The use of no tie makes it more relaxed and cooler, because a tie would make it too much. The maroon brogues complete this outfit to create a perfect look, off the runway.

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This other outfit (below) is very casual yet has the star look to it, due to the statement shirt, which really pops!
Andrew has paired the light red with a slim pair of dark blue jeans, and a simple pair of plimsolls. This outfit is perfect for a day out in the sun! Pair it with a pair of sunglasses and you’re good to go!

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Another great way to create a smart/casual look is to look at Andrew’s next outfit. Here (below) he creates a preppy smart and chilled look in one. He pairs a smart navy blazer with a salmon pink shirt, creating a relaxed contrast between the colours. While he pairs it with a pair of blue skinny jeans and some edgy worn out converse, his personal style. This is a great way to dress down at work or even to wear on a night out. To sophisticate the outfit more, just pair the outfit with a nice pair of smarter shoes.

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Overall, Andrew loves to keep it smart and sophisticated yet he looks cool in his casual gear. A great fashion role model in British fashion, and I think more British men will dress like him.

Like Andrew’s preppy yet casual look? Let me know! What’s your favourite outfit. Is he a style icon? Is he a good spider-man?

Fashion Icon: R-Patz & Gucci

Fashion Icon: R-Patz & Gucci

Robert Pattinson, star of the Twilight Saga may seem to have a relaxed personal style, yet you can tell he has a fashionable, confident side comes out when he dresses in the best Gucci suits! Let’s see his best choices.

This suit is one of my absolute favourites (below). He wore this powder blue Gucci at the premiere of Cosmopolis. This was after the K-Stew cheating scandal, where he displayed to the public that he was unfazed by the media frenzy and promoted his film with style and class. I love the idea of the suit shade getting darker. His powder blue suit is paired with a darker blue shirt and a black tie. The colour contrast of this is brilliant and recommended when wearing a coloured suit. The idea of using black minimally creates a unique look, rather than the typical. Also a great fit is hugely important, slim fit trousers are the trend, and ultra-slim is much flattering to guys with longer legs or a natural slim frame like R-Patz.

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This suit (below) was worn at the Twilight: Eclipse premiere. Although a while back, maroon/burgundy is a popular suit colour on red carpets for men. This suit is very daring, so pairing it with a white shirt makes it pop and keeps it simple. Having the jacket buttons match the tie here works well.

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This suit (below) was worn at the premiere of ‘Water for Elephants’ and I love this colour. This brown is rarely seen on the red carpet, (but Ryan Gosling was recently seen wearing a similar one). It’s such a rare colour and yet it works really well. The black and brown combination works well and the brown is not a typical brown, it’s almost hazel and chocolate combined.

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Last but not least, is one of my favourites R-Patz has donned. Worn at the Breaking Dawn Part Two premiere in LA and I have to say its a stunning suit. I love it. When I first saw this suit I was crazy to find a cheaper and affordable version! It’s one of a kind due to the intimate squared detailing on the emerald suit, it also has a silky shine to it. A statement suit for sure. The powder blue shirt is also a great combination, making it that little more different.

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Tip: in order to look youthful, only close the one button of the jacket, allowing you room to breathe also.

More Celebrity styles coming up soon! Which one is your favourite suit? Let me know!

Scarf-face the Fashion

Scarf-Face the Fashion

Another accessory I love to wear in the winter and I can truly have fun with are Scarves!

I always wear a scarf, whether it’s in the cold winter or an evening out, it automatically compliments any attire.

There are so many styles of scarves. Either thin cotton types, or chunky knit wear. From ascots to snoods. So many to choose from!

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(Above) is a 100% cotton scarf in navy blue from high street brand ‘River Island’ which is very simple and can make a casual outfit very sophisticated and cool. You could also pair it with a suit or a dark pea coat.

This chunky knit scarf (below) from Zara man is a very fashionable item. I love the style of how it’s wrapped around, as it keeps you warm in the winter chill and turns heads when you walk by.

The black scarf (below left) is very understated yet this reminds me of Johnny Depp, making it very relaxed and effortlessly stylish. A blazer and a scarf work very well together, especially when it’s thin and light in weight.

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For those dressing to impress, silk scarves are very suited towards working men. Silk scarves add an elegant ‘tinge’ to the smart casual look, and on guys define expense and class. Silk scarves are usually patterned, yet I think you should stick with heavily patterned silk than a plain one. (Look below)

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I love this scarf (below) especially because of the pop of colour and the design. It really contrasts well with the check design and the beige coat. Try and contrast well, it always looks fashionable to take a risk.

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Another example is how to contrast a scarf is choosing a darker colour and putting it with bright or moody colours. (Below) is my check black and white squared scarf with an army green jacket which works well.

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I hope this explained how scarves can enhance a look instantly without changing the outfit & best of all, it keeps you warm and stylish! Feedback welcome! Please share this around.

Trend: Fifty Shades of Colour Combining

Trend: Fifty Shades of Colour

No I’m not going to be discussing anything inappropriate even though it is Valentine’s Day. I’m going to show another trend which I believe is stand out and great in terms of restyling your owned clothing.

As (shown below), I have paired the colour green, using softer shades. Pastel is trending at the moment in fashion and I opted for a light emerald shirt, a ink green pair of jeans and a sea green matching belt with gold accents. The option of wearing the Blazer is up to you, which is also a light mint green.

None of these shades of green are too out of the box, rather they blend and contrast well together. It again categorises itself with the preppy/smart-casual attire. I think it’s suitable for men of all ages. I highly recommend contrasting light and slightly darker shades than choosing two ends of a colour spectrum.

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I think when deciding on how to put an outfit together, especially similar shades, you should have a good understanding of what each individual piece of clothing brings to the relationship of combining colours. For example, this combination of an Armani fall outfit of 2011/12 displays how the colour grey can look effective.

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Besides the statement coat, this shows how the different combinations of Grey can work effectively together. It is quite similar to wearing a suit. You may have every piece which is matching, yet you could make it more unique by adding a silver or shiny grey tie, or accessories such as black leather gloves with metal accents. The coat could also range from black, navy or the daring option of silver. Shoes should always compliment the outfit as a whole, as it finishes the outfit off, in order for yourself to look good.

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This outfit (above) plays with the option of creating the contrast by wearing a black shirt. Yet, the silver tie compliments the darker shade and suits the whole outfit. I think at a wedding this should be encouraged more, while you’re at work try to use a lighter shirt to create a casual look. Try this look on any romantic occasion as well, such as this Valentine’s Day.

Any feedback on how to work with your shades and contrasting, ask me for some feedback or any of your colour combining issues. Thanks