neutral-tones

Neutral Colours

I actually shot this look in 2015 and my love for neutral colours is still going strong! Although I styled this outfit 6 months ago, I still think that it almost applies to today’s climate simply because it’s a mix of warm and wet weather dressing. Pairing a chunky knit with a short skirt is my way of combating the 6 day spring period that we have over here. 

neutral-tones

neutral-colours
 neutral-tones

As I always do, I broke up my colour block outfit with accessories in a complementary colour. Brown and cream are two neutral colours that work beautifully together, plus the colour brown is life so it was an obvious choice. If you’re looking for an outerwear piece to wear in this weird season that we call spring where it’s raining 24/7 but it’s still warm outside, you should definitely opt for a lightweight trench. It’s a classic piece that instantly lifts and completes an outfit.

neutral-tones

 neutral-tones

neutral-tones

Because I styled this outfit months ago, the items that I’m wearing are no longer available but I’ve linked to similar pieces from the stores that I bought the clothes from so happy shopping!

Trench – Zara
Jumper – Topshop
Skirt – River Island
Shoes – Dune 
Bag – Zara

For more on how I style neutral colours, take a look at my camel and brown post. I’ve got a few more of these ootd’s lined up so keep your eyes peeled. What sort of things would you like to see more of?

Photography: Jodine Williams

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1920s fashion

1920s Fashion

I’ll be completely honest with you, when I was asked to style a shoot based on 1920s fashion, I was a little worried. Why? Because for me, the style in the 1920s was…ugly. Styles ranged from shapeless or drop waist shift dresses that did nothing to flatter the figure, to over the top flapper dresses that were excessively decorated with sequins, beads and look-at-me embellishments. Not cute at all. The challenge for me with this shoot was to capture the essence of 1920s fashion, but to almost modernise it to make it less…ugly.

1920s fashion

1920s fashion

1920s fashion

Instead of an outfit that’s adorned with sequins which can very quickly look like a costume instead of a classic evening look, I scaled back on the embellishment and limited it to the sheer capelet finished with beaded fringing and beads seen on the headband and drawstring bag. Because I focused less on all-over embellishment, I used a monochrome colour palette to ensure that the beaded touches stood out. With 1920s fashion, texture is key. The top and skirt played host to a crepe finish and were offset by a soft fur stole and hardened accessories.

1920s fashion

1920s fashion

1920s fashion

I was definitely out of my comfort zone when styling this 1920s fashion shoot. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that my usual style is tailoring and cleaner looks such as my previous posts girls in suits, how to style a blue suit and how to style a brown suit.

How do you think I did with this one? Is this something that you’ll like to see more often? Let me know in the comments!

Model: Tega Akpod

Hair Styling: Jasmyne Ingleton

Photography: Jodine Williams

Girls In Suits

Girls In Suits

I promise you that my next post won’t feature suits or tailored pieces but I just had to let this one slide. This time it’s girls in suits and these suits in particular belong to the opposite sex because women and menswear are two of the greatest things invented right? I’m joking obviously but my love for tailoring and menswear is definitely growing. Women in menswear is becoming more acceptable and I’ll be the first girl to hold my hand up and say that I often wear men’s shirts, shoes and jumpers, and now I can add suits to the list.

Girls In Suits

Girls In Suits

Girls In Suits

Like I explained in my previous menswear suit post, I definitely want to work on deconstructing a refined suit and stripping it down to something more relaxed, and with these two outfits I think that I’m slowly getting there. I kept the colour palette simple and classic for both suits and disregarded the need for a smart shirt.

Girls In Suits

Girls In Suits

With the first look, the key item was the t-shirt. On first glance, with its longline fit and polka dot design, it’s an informal piece, but when teamed with a structured blazer and cropped leg, it all comes together.

Girls In Suits

I decided on a cropped leg for the second suit too because cropped trousers are life! I wanted to play around with loose, boxy shapes regarding the suit just to show that in some rare cases, suiting doesn’t have to be fitted.

Girls In Suits

To complete both outfits, I coupled the suits with a simple bag and chunky shoes. The chunkier the shoe, the better in my opinion.

Girls In Suits

Girls In Suits

Do you think we pulled it off? Which suit is your favourite and why? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

Photography: Jodine Williams

Model: Lauryn Anokye

For my menswear styling that’s actually on men, have a peek at my blue suit and brown suit posts!

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

LFW: Sid Neigum AW16

Once you go black, you never go back right? But of course, if you’re Sid Neigum you mix the shade that’s never getting old with golden camel and charcoal grey to create an AW16 collection that stuns.

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

 

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

Standing tall at the Institute of Contemporary Arts were Neigum’s models in designs he describes as ‘maximal meets minimal’. Dominant and soft at the same time, the collection channels an essence of easy majesty without going overboard. Look-at-me outfits don’t have to be bright and zany, that’s just the easy way to do it. With key cuts, quality fabrics and skilled craftsmanship, reserved and refined over rules.

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

A chunky kimono that stood in its own right instead of looking like it was torn straight from a Jet Li film was a stand out, while long lengths, premium fabrics and choppy cuts worked their magic. Sid Neigum bought adult looks to the table all finished with patent ankle boots, a messy bun and cheek bones to die for.

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

London Fashion Week Sid Neigum AW16

 

 

Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit

The Blue Suit

  1. The fact that my last three posts have been on suits is definitely saying something. Clearly my love for menswear suiting is strong and I’m definitely going to be working on how I can take a suit that’s regarded as quite a refined piece and rework it into something more relaxed.
 Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
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Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit (23)
With this look, I’ve kept the classic vibe because let’s face it, it’s a damn good look and Mr Model here is killing it with ease. But I have tried to do something a little different so that this blue suit doesn’t seem so generic as this can quickly become the case with tailored and co-ordinated pieces.
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
Layering is huge for me and using this camel polo as a base is what sets the suit apart (yes I know it’s camel again!) Not only does it add another element in terms of texture, it breaks the blue suit up and provides a subtle casualness that I love. Playing on textures further, I’ve paired the suit with an over shirt rather than a dress shirt because of the woolen finish and I completed the outfit with a lightweight suede coat.
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit
Menswear How To Style A Blue Suit

What sort of style do you guys reckon I should take on in my next post? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to check out my last men’s post on how to style a brown suit.

Coat: ASOS
Shoes: Zara

Tie: River Island

 Model: Shaun Duckett
Photography: Jodine Williams

 

How to style a brown suit

The Brown Suit

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit

I’ve wanted to style men for so long and I’ve finally plucked up the courage to do it! I love menswear, I often wear men’s clothes myself so male styling just seems like the right thing to do. Anyone that knows me know that I love creams, browns and all of the shades inbetween, and I’ve extended my love for the must-have hues when styling this gorgeous model.

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit

Of course, I had to style him in a suit. Tailoring is life! It’s definitely an item that I’m going to wear more myself this year, and every guy should too. It’s an instant way to add a touch of refinement to your look, and you can really play around with colours, cuts and making it your own.

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit

How to style a brown suit
What do you think of the outfit? I’d appreciate some feedback on my first men’s styling post so don’t be afraid to hit up the comments. Outfit details below!

Suit: Zara

Roll neck: ASOS

Coat: Topman

Socks: ASOS

Watch: Tommy Hilfiger

Model: Sean McNeshie
Photography: Jodine Williams

how-to-wear-khaki-suit

Khaki Suit & Adidas Superstars

Khaki + Suiting = LIFE!

khaki-suit

 

Ever since I was young, I always wanted to own a dope suit. So much so that when asked what I wanted to do career wise, the answer was always a business woman. Why? So I could wear dope suits obviously.

khaki-suit

Over time, the occupation goals changed but the want for the perfect suit stayed strong. I no longer needed a corporate suit but a casual one instead. Enter the khaki co-ord.

khaki-suit

khaki-suit

Cropped at the ankle, fitted in the leg and gorgeous all over – this khaki ASOS find was exactly what I was looking for. It can easily be dressed up or down but to keep it casual, I paired it with a loose white tee and my beloved Adidas Superstars.

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khaki-ASOS-suit

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Unfortunately, it’s no longer in stock but I’ve linked you some similar ASOS suits and khaki suit trousers.

The rest of the outfit details are below!

Suit – ASOS

T – Shirt – Topshop

Trainers – Adidas

Didn’t catch my last style posts? Take a peek at how I styled up a vintage coat and camel and brown.