Westfield London and myself believe that accessorising a suit enables a man to stand out from the crowd and put your own stamp on otherwise conventional work-wear. This is why when asked by Westfield to take a £75 gift card, go shopping and personalise one of my own suits, I thought it would be a good little challenge and something that would interest my awesome readers. Accessorising a suit however is not easy, you should have a basic understanding of what colour accessories compliment the colour of your suit and also each other. You need to do this without over accessorising, remember that a suit is a masterpiece of classic tailoring so sometimes less is more.

Last week I headed over to Westfield in London, White City (Nearest Tube - Shepherds Bush) to be precise. Being in the SS16 Spring/Summer season, I decided to accessorise my light grey, double breasted suit from Hawkins & Shepherd. During the journey to Westfield I had to think about what colours would work well with the suit and match my personal style. Colours I wanted to look for were, pinks, greys, peach, mint and blues. In terms of the materials, I was looking for light linens, silks and cotton...nothing with a heavy weave.

One of the first shops I visited was Reiss where I picked up a light pale pink pair of socks for £12. I then spend the next hour or so visiting so many shops such as TM Lewin, Thomas Pink, M&S, Suit Supply and NEXT. However I just couldn't find what I was looking for. The ties and pocket squares were all heavy silk and were all the same old styles that I have seen year after year...I was after something a little different. Finally I ended back at Reiss where I found this semi-skinny grey linen/wool blend tie (£45) and this blue geo-metric print pocket square (£25). Okay so I went a little over budget, but I think it was worth it.





Photography by Kylie Eyra

*this post was sponsored by Westfield*