It might still be January (seriously how is it still January?) but I’m already thinking ahead to Spring. I’m a firm believer in forward planning and that includes what goes in my wardrobe.
Never one to follow fashion, I’ve spent my thirty five years gradually cultivating my own personal style. I like to take inspiration from what’s in fashion and put my own twist on it. In my opinion there’s nothing more attractive than someone who dresses authentically and by that, I mean someone who looks relaxed and comfortable in whatever they wear.
My rules are keep your cuts classic with tailored jackets and slim fitting shirts and trousers but play with your style by introducing colour, pattern and texture.
Unsure where to start? Why not take inspiration from my suggestions for Spring 2019.
The sports luxe style looks set to be around for a while. If like me you prefer to keep your look classic but still want to nod to the trend, try adding a bomber jacket to your wardrobe. Choose one in printed silk for a statement look, or go uber-luxe with buttery suede. Sporty can be sophisticated.
From polka dots to parakeets, there’s something for every man here. And, whilst florals for Spring may not be groundbreaking, it is a trend that’s making a welcome return this year. My advice would be to keep the look elegant and stick to a simple two tone design. If you do feel like trying something bolder, make sure you keep the silhouette slim to avoid looking like your uncle at a family barbeque.
If you still think that men can’t wear pink, think again. From blush rose to lilac, pink hues are set to be a staple of the menswear lines this season. Take inspiration from our very own EIC Mark Munroe and layer with powder blue to create a soft, chic look that will see you straight through from day to night.