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!

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Oscar Night: The Best Fashions

OSCAR NIGHT IS HERE!

Not only is the prestigious movie awards in a few hours, so I thought we could look at some of the best dressed actors and actresses of the past few years!

Jennifer Lawrence: A nominee tonight and a favourite to win at her first Oscars in 2011, where she dressed sexy and simplistic, looking effortlessly beautiful. Looking forward to what she will wear today?

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Hugh Jackman: The always smartly-dressed Hugh hosted the Oscars in 2009. Hugh never fails to impress on the style stakes. He is a first-time Oscar nominee for best actor, so let us see what he wears this special day!

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Jessica Chastain: Another female who is also battling favourite Jennifer Lawrence for best actress. She was nominated for the first time last year for best supporting actress in The Help. This actress never fails to stun fans and critics alike with her beautiful dresses and her trademark red locks.

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Tom Ford: He is a well-known designer, yet he was nominated for best director for his directorial debut ‘A Single Man’. He has brilliant suits which many celebrities wear, and he always dresses perfectly.

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Rooney Mara: She earned herself a nomination for her portrayal as androgynous ‘Lisbeth Salander’ in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Her first Oscars allowed her to dress angelic, yet her editorial figure and look create an egdy style and a unique take on a simple white dress.

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Many More Oscar styles to come soon, especially after tonight’s red carpet!!!

Burberry Ambassadors: Eddie Redmayne & Cara Delevigne

Burberry Ambassadors: Eddie Redmayne & Cara Delevigne – Style Icons!

Eddie Redmayne is currently popular on my blog due to high demands of his style, so here I will show you his campaign shots for Burberry. These shots also include rising supermodel, Cara Delevigne, who has been very popular within the industry recently. Have a look at the stylish Burberry looks.

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This coat, Eddie wears (above) is stunning and very cool! Carla’s outfit is very reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and an interesting take on it. Beautiful olive and tan brown tones suit the autumn image

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This image (above), is a very cool image as the two display great style and an even greater chemistry. The tweed suit of Eddie is still on trend and the blushes colour coat of Cara is very unique.

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The coat (above) Eddie is wearing is a comfortable and statement coat in the colour of a tan/olive contrast. Whilst Cara is wearing a multidirectional striped coat which allows it to be
flattering to her slim frame and figure.

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This image (above) shows Gorgeous shades of the colour of brown. The Brown is also in the tortoiseshell effect which can be seen on Eddie. Whilst Cara’s glasses are much more experimental and high-fashion. This could be worn on a true fashionista or a daring character!

I hope you loved the Burberry style of these two fashion icons. Want more posts on Eddie & Cara? Let me know your favourite style.

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?

Ryan Gosling: Style Icon

Ryan Gosling: Style Icon

Ryan Gosling has certainly defined how every man should dress. From casual jeans and a tee to a blue tuxedo. He likes to try different styles, being defined as a Style Icon for Mens fashion of the 21st Century.

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This suit (above) was worn by Ryan at the ‘Ides of March’ Premiere. The Olive coloured suit is so cool and special. Here his tie is matching the suit which looks very good, and the patterned design on the tie gives an edge to the already show-stopping suit! The use of black creates a sophisticated style and the white shirt makes it more casual and relaxed.

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The suit (displayed above) where Ryan wore this suave brown suit at the premiere of ‘Gangster Squad’. Ryan, with his mother, shows off a three-piece suit, where the waistcoat looks great. Waistcoats are in trend and look good when matched with the suit. My favourite item here is the leather studded shoes, which is such a daring yet contemporary shoe. The shoe completes the outfit to make it a stand out piece of fashion.

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The suit (above) worn by Ryan at the Crazy, Stupid, Love premiere is a unique take on the classic black suit. This time enhanced with silver threaded check all over the suit. The design comes across well in images.

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The outfit (above) really represents the effortless style of Ryan Gosling. It’s very clean, casual and effortless. The stripy cardigan and black jeans gives off a casual look, whilst the rocker boots give a effortless take on a clean look. The sunglasses enhance his star image making him seem very cool and the chain around his neck adds some individual funk to his outfit, making it more interesting.

TIP: enhancing your style with little changes. From Ryan’s style we can see he likes to make a usual look, unusual (in a great way). He clearly understands fashion. Accessories are always a plus. Not too many, for example; a pair of sunglasses, a chain/necklace, a bracelet/watch or a cool ring. I also think the making traditional, untraditional is great also, like his studded shoes or a patterned tie. Never be afraid to think outside of the box and look at Ryan’s fashion for inspiration. I certainly have.

What do you think? Is Ryan Gosling a great icon for mens style? What’s your favourite look? Want to know where to get similar items? Let me know!

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!

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

Fashion Quote 1…

Fashion Quote 1
โ€œA man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and forgotten all about themโ€ โ€“ Hardy Amies

TIP: When wearing statement clothing, behave as if you’re wearing something casual, that’s when they all want to know more about you…keep it interesting