Outfit Of The Day: Snow Spring Style

Outfit Of The Day: Snow Spring Style

Hey, I have just started my personal section of my blog, and this section is all about my personal style, how I put items together, and some inspirational images!

As you can see, today was a very cold day in the UK and I decided to create classic black-and-white style with my sophisticated outfit! It really reminded me of a winter wonderland today!

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In these two shots of myself on my first photoshoot in freezing conditions, I wore:
– a Comfortable black and white cotton blazer from ZARA MAN. (£70)
– a long-lasting, wind-blowing H&M Scarf (£12)
– Skinny fit Black jeans from TOPMAN(£38)
– T-shirt from ‘Taxonomy’ by TOPMAN (£28)
– Sunglasses from JOY (£5)
– Hybrid brogue/hightops from ZARA MAN (£100)

Hairstyle was inspired by Justin Timberlake. Look at his new video ‘Mirrors and Suit&Tie’

Also check out my Suit&Tied Instagram page! @suitandtied – feedback is always welcome!

Updated: Effortless Quiffs

Updated: Effortless Quiffs

I just recently got a haircut which I felt was perfect for this seasons upcoming spring hairstyle. This style is very much recommended to all males as it suits all ages. Previously I displayed a few images of what hairstyles are popular. Now, I’ll show you images of my hairstyle which is most surely my best hairstyle in a while!

(Below) is the Spring 2013 Effortless Quiff.

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I really love this hairstyle and it is similarly reminiscent of Justin Timberlake’s recent ‘Suit&Tie’ hairstyle.

But I actually was inspired by this image, which I have previously shown. (Below)

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This picture also inspired me to get highlights. I don’t like the idea of going for drastic changes, so I opted for a soft light brown scattered on the top of the head, whilst also encouraged to create a stand-out look by including light blonde highlights, which are very subtle, to avoid looking like Rogue in X-Men.

I think spring (hopefully) will be a positive bright season and you’ll be able to soak up some sun and show off some effortless Quiffs. Attempt to keep the top long, whilst trimming the sides short. Please make sure in order to achieve this hairstyle, do not create a short back of the hair, as it could come across as very bold and could be regrettable. Opt for a relaxed look. Blow drying after a shower, with slight product used to create a luxury texture will work wonders!

Thanks, let me know about your hair queries!

Spring Must-Have: Straw Hat

Spring Must-Have: Straw Hat

Spring is nearly here (21st March to be exact), and I have seen a spring of trends, but the one that has caught my eye recently is the Straw Hat.

I’m not the one who usually wears hats, but the Straw Hat looks good. I actually tried these on and they actually flatter my large head.

My current trip to London (my favourite city), my walk around Knightsbridge high street where I spotted the trend. I walked into one of my go-to shops, Reiss, where I spotted an amazing hat. (Below – Reiss hat for £49.99, a gorgeous blue)

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This hat also comes in a yellow colour (below).

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If the Reiss hat is not your style, there’s an alternative hat from Zara Man. For an affordable £19.99, here’s this option.

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And this option from Zara Man.
Also (£19.99)

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Like this cool trend? Let me know and what would you pair this with? What other trends are hot this spring?

Current Trend: Beards

Well if you’ve been watching awards season for the past few months, you’d realise that there was one trend that seemed to occur all the time, which was beards!

Oscar Winner and man of the The moment, Ben Affleck has been rocking a beard, which he kept for months on end. Since the success of Argo, he has kept the beard, which may be a positive or negative. However, it has sparked much conversation about the trend of beards in Hollywood.

Look below at the current stubble styles of the moment.

Ben Affleck – Very well suited beard, which suits his face shape and the thickness is not too thick.

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George Clooney – Bens partner in crime and producer of Argo, sports a grey beard which is apparently for a new film role. This beard ages him, but George suits the older, grey look. Which makes him look great.

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Chris Pine – This is a great example of making stubble look good on the Star Trek star. It’s not too scruffy you here has that effortless yet Prim look.

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Jason Clarke – the Zero Dark Thirty star opts for a scruffier luck yet this suits the relaxed style yet it is a unique style as it is not as sophisticated.

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Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables Oscar nominee sports a jet black polished beard, This is a different style as the facial hair is thinner on the sides andy thick around the box beard.

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So Guys, do you like The current trend of beards? I think a thicker beard creates maturity, while light stubble creates an effortless yet cool and rugged look. Try which one you like the most!

POP of Fashion

POP of Fashion

I always like wearing bright colours. Colours which make people look twice and I like wearing colours which compliment each other. This doesn’t mean go out wearing a pair of neon green jeans to the park, it means enhancing your style with a pop of colour. I like wearing bright colours very in a very understated way.

For example, the way I use bright colours in my wardrobe is to wear navy blue jeans and wooden brogues with fluorescent pair of socks which creates a whole new meaning to the outfit and just that little bit more exciting. As you can see from the image (below) it’s a very bright and luminous colour to wear, but it’s such a small piece of clothing on the outfit, meaning it won’t be on display, yet subtle hints will pop through and stand out. This preppy image creates a fun, carefree attitude when it comes to fashion.

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Another understated way to show bright colour, is through contrasting two darker shades, which still pop out.
This electric blue leather jacket really stands out against the mustard cotton shirt, which is quite mute, yet stands out without being over-the-top. (Below), the use of gold accessories with this enhance the muted bright colours for an expensive look.

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As yellow is a very bright colour, in the image (below) I have paired a bright yellow shirt with a black leather jacket and jeans which makes it look very indie and preppy. I like the idea of using bright colours and mixing them with dark leather or tweed. Darker jumpers with bright collars also look great!

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Hope you love the use of colour I have used in my daily fashion. Bright pops of colour make everyone think you’re wearing a different outfit. I love colour, it truly expresses what personal fashion aims to express. Try it out!

Hope you can give me feedback on what you would like to see. Thanks!

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Spring 2013 Hair Trend: Effortless Quiffs

Hairstyles are significantly important when you want to look and feel good. Here are some of the trendiest hairstyles also seen on GQ Australia.

The first is called ‘The James Franco’, obviously inspired by the terrific actor, and it also reminds me of James Dean, an actor who inspired Franco.

To achieve this look, aim to get sides shortened and keep the back a bit longer than the sides. Aim to gel the sides back for the classic look, for the top, aim to keep it longer and blow dry back. Then whilst blow-drying, rub gel into your hair and create the wavy texture. Also the use of hairspray will give that old Hollywood style and it’s done. This is really easy to do and very effortless, kinda like James Franco. (Look below to see how it should turn out)

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Another trend is the short quiff, which is pretty similar to the one above. Here it’s more neatly done. To create the perfect quiff, use a comb to create partings whilst forming a quiff at the tip of the hair and push back. (Below) is how it should turn out. Using less gel or product here works better.

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Quiffs are very on trend, if you’re wanting to create a more extreme quiff, grow the top longer in order to create a radical look. (Below) shows a highlighted quiff, Which is very effective. Soft highlights such as light tones, chocolate or honey tones create a cool look. Hairspray works well here, although textures wax can hold the hair upright.

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So as you can see the traditional short back and sides works well. It is truly up to you to decide how long you want the top to be. If you do visit the barbers, be sure to take some images with you in order for them to get the closest possible. Having a short back and sides allows bed head to look good and you can literally walk out the house with a cool look. Highlights will look great especially in the spring.

This is how my hair looks after a fresh cut. I look at celebrity styles. So check online for people’s hairstyles you admire. Thanks!

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