‘Ola’ Espania the things I love most, the weather and vermouth fueled lunch’s, the late dinners, the Spanish Tomato Bread and Catalonia way of life! I haven’t been to Spain since last July and I was so excited to explore the city, culture and nightlife scene!
Siesta Summer of Love, Sun & Sangria
Wearing my favourite Topman swimsuit and a few of my favourite summer accessories:
such as my favourite shorts from Uniqlo
Scroll along into the Siesta mood & Summer Style gazing.
My favourite Men’s Watch – I have been wearing it both on the Beach and at Sporting Events this Summer
at Henley Royal Regatta and on the beach. Here are some Mid-range & high street pieces:
Floral Printed Swimshorts: Topman / Nato Strap Army Field Men’s Watch: Henley Boutique / Oversized Acetate Frame Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
2nd day in Barcelona started with -29 degrees C
My outfit was all about smart casual, comfortable soft shirting and statement pants.
Please, take a moment and admire the scenery: “Siesta Dream” – let’s all imagine this is the ideal summer situation
The day ended with a sumptuous dinner and cocktails at W Hotel Eclipse Bar
Oxford buttoned down Shirt & Pants by Polo Ralph Lauren
Next day my Style Influencer buddy for the day Nadeshda coordinated for a Resort Vacation Look
Today I wore a full High Street Look with my signature favourite Prada Sunglasses
Faded printed T-shirt: River Island / Tailored fit Seersucker Shorts: Uniqlo / Rectangular Acetate Frame Sunglasses: Prada Eyewear
Hope you enjoyed my Barcelona Vacation Style Lookbook
Styling Credits: Leather Biker Jacket; Iceberg Italy, White cotton Tee; Boohoo Man, Skinny Jeans; Forever 21 Men, Desert Boots; United Colours of Benetton
Photography: The Adelaidian
When I first heard that the Italian Fashion Label was hosting a private event during London Fashion Week I knew it was going to be a great party to kick off the start of fashion week. Having attended the very first Iceberg Catwalk show in London since it made a comeback it was definitely one of those labels to watch. Also, I’m such a big fan of their Street Wear since the label was taken over at the helm from Designer James Long their newly appointed creative director from the UK. On Friday 13th Yes!! – I know what most were thinking in case anyone is superstitious it happened to be my lucky day as they had food catering from my favourite Meat Liquor Restaurant – just trying their burgers was delicious as I was feeling very hungry by 6pm while out and about accompanied by Aperol Spritz drinks served throughout the evening. My outfit staple to the party yesterday evening was my signature leather jacket from Iceberg worn with a white t-shirt from Boohoo Man and Skinny Jeans with a pair of desert boots as it’s officially autumn season. The Iceberg event was hosted at the 18montrose store in Kings Cross featuring DJ set’s from Tommy Gold, Jordss and Lifestyle Donald who entertained the crowd last night
With the all important summer social events and invitations coming all at once it’s hard to tell if we can get it right first time with the exception of Polo In The Park and Henley. Dressing to impress is a must where not only the elite rowing contest take centre stage but so does style. Read my recent blog post on Regatta Style from the Celebrities to the Spectators with who’s wearing what this year and where to be scene at the After Parties. We observe the movers and shakers of the rowing crowd, also the elite fashion veterans take on style.
It’s a known fact guys hate shopping, but in fact it’s quite the opposite when it comes to summer social event’s, even the debonair man needs to look his best. From experience I learn what suits best and give my recommendations for outfits and how to wear them by including these in your daily style edit.
Why not take an optimistic approach to colour and pairing your outfit with a bold statement set of bright trousers and the contrast of colours from red, green and yellow which are available to purchase from the high street to designer labels. These are worth investing in especially if you’re looking at brightening up that essential summer wardrobe.
Fitted shirt styles from Ralph Lauren are always great because they come in a variety of classic styles in the white button down collared shirt to pastel shades and bold stripes in blue. Then finish off the look with a neutral seer sucker style blazer to even out the contrast of shades. A Seer Sucker blazer is unlined, so designed to keep you cool during the hot summer months at event occasions.
With the English social calendar upon us we focus our attention towards stylish sporting events from the Varsity Polo, Polo in the Park to Henley Royal Regatta.
For this look at Polo In The Park, I decided to keep it neutral as being a non rower I felt I had to express an identity of my own. With summer you can’t go wrong and what better way to do this is to keep it neutral with a classic Ralph Lauren seersucker blazer but still include a splash of colour as you find the contrast helps bring out the best of both shades. Even by adding the slightest finishing touches to a look such as a colour coordinated pocket square by Forever 21 to tailored jackets can overall emphasize the best features of the whole outfit’s attire.
Looking for the perfect summer shoes can depend on the softness, texture and comfort to make it easier to walk on the lawn and inside the marquee enclosures. A slip on suede loafer in tan or dark brown rather than leather shoes helps the foot breathe more freely during the spring summer season.
Finally, your accessories choice can either create a luxury feel of sophistication or fail by choosing unsuitable items. You can’t go wrong with skinny belts in brown is minimal. Less is more. One of my personal favourites is a preppy style collegiate belt in dark navy with diagonal red stripes.