Outfit of the Week | Men's Style Edit | ASOS, Superdry, Serge Denimes

This week has been pretty awesome, I started off the week doing lots of fashion photoshoots with loads of new clothing that I've brought, so I've got some incredible Style Edits coming in the coming weeks. Tuesday evening was a dinner event to celebrate the launch of the new Mont Blanc fragrance attended by industry experts, press and social influencers all joined together for a tasty evening at the Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden. 

Wednesday night brought the launch of the new male grooming brand House 99 which was endorsed by the one and only David Beckham, who also attended the event and mingled for a couple of hours before heading off. Moving swiftly on to my Thursday where I had a meeting with one of my favourite brands of all time Boda Skins who are hosting a pop-up store just around the corner from Warren Street tube station. I managed to get my hands on one of their designer leather jackets which you do not understand how happy that makes me! 

Male grooming and fragrance aside, I feel that 2018 is going to be the year of men's accessories with designer sunglasses and jewellery at the fore-front of this trend. Just look at brands such as Serge Denimes, Taylor Morris and Alex Orso who are pioneering this trend in men's fashion. 

For my outfit of the week, I'm wearing an ASOS striped t-shirt layered with a checked wool blend jacket, black jeans and black Chelsea boots from Superdry. I've accessorised with a psir of H.F.S sunglasses by Taylor Morris, a Kartel watch, rings from Serge Denimes and a pendant chain from Alex Orso.

As always if you like the look, shop it by clicking on the images below.



Introducing Kartel Watches Latest Men's Collection

I've had the pleasure of sampling quite a lot of fashion watches around the £100 mark, over the last few years and one brand that sticks in my head for offering the best value is Kartel Watches. Kartel are always bringing out new strap designs and different colour combinations to keep their brand on-trend and contemporary. 

Retailing at around the £100 mark, these are a great buy. Kartel have managed to get the perfect balance between cost, quality and design. Pick up one of their watches and they feel well-made, they have a medium weight and each component has a certain quality. I've owned many Kartel watches and never had any problems with the watches that I have owned. What I love most about owning these watches is that the designs tend to be very minimalistic so they become collectable - wearing a different Kartel watch for each different outfit you wear throughout the week.

I've owned a few other brands who operate in this price bracket and they feel very lightweight and plastic. So if you are after something fashionable, wearable and affordable - look no further than Kartel watches.

Their new men's collection focused on minimalist colours and colour combinations whilst sticking to it's core contemporary design.

So if you like any of the above watches that I have styled, you can shop them below. You can also have the back of the watch engraved for free.

Photography by Ella H

Kartel Watches | The New Collection

Before I get onto talking about watches, let's talk about Christmas and New Years! I mean seriously why does Christmas seem to fly by in a flash. I say that because I've had such a great time and finally a few days where I just relaxed with family and friends without thinking about work, blogging, Instagram or twitter much at all - a rare occurrence for me! I hope you all have also had an amazing Christmas, eating and drinking an obscene amount of food and drink. Now it's the day after Boxing Day and I'm back, refreshed and raring to make the most of 2016 whilst looking at my plan of attack for 2017. 

This shoot was taken during a cold winter morning around St Paul's in London, styled and photographed by the incredible Ella H - with thanks to singer Seljan Nasibli for putting up with me during this shoot!

Today I started browsing online to spend my Christmas present money as I just couldn't face the crowds of Oxford Street or any of the major shopping centres like Bluewater or Westfield. If like me, you are looking to purchase a new watch, take a look at Kartel watches. The watch faces are very classic, simple and uncluttered in design yet with incredible style and very trend focused.

In the first look, shown above, I'm wearing the Kartel KT-HUME 40MM-CVSB-R, but that sounds more like a Starwars robot, so here are a few more friendly details about the watch. As with all Kartel watches, they are totally affordable with this watch retailing at £75.00. The watch strap is black woven nylon which matches nicely with the black watch face, whilst the watch trim is in silver which gives a nice clean contrast to the style. I would wear this watch with anything monochrome, black ripped jeans, leather jackets and white t-shirts.

Moving on to my second watch, which is at a slightly higher price point at £85 - but what you'll get for that extra tenner is a leather strap and a functional watch with small date detail on the watch face. Is is quite similar in look to the first, although rather than silver dials and rim we have a rose gold design. When styling this watch, I would wear it with greys, navy blues and autuminal colours.

Finally you have the premium Kartel fashion watch at £110 featuring an incredible hand woven, genuine Harris Tweed strap. Totally unique and I love how they have used a dark green Harris Tweed yet kept the watch face plain white, rather than showcasing the watch face - this time the watch strap takes centre stage. Clean and crisp, I would wear this watch with a outdoors style, Im thinking quilted jackets, dark leather boots or knitted jumpers.



Photography by Ella H

My Outfit of the Week | Men's Style & Fashion

I'm so glad the weather is getting colder...yes I have turned the heating on already and outdoor fitness is becoming quite bitter in the evenings. However what trumps all of these negatives, is that I can bring out my favourite AW15 (last years collection) dogtooth overcoat by Zara. Every time I wear it, it totally transforms an outfit, even the simplest of styles such as black jeans and a white t-shirt like what I'm wearing in this weeks outfit of the week.  

I recall last season Zara had some incredible knits and outerwear such as coats and jackets and after a quick browse just now it seems they have created an amazing AW16 collection also. 

Moving on from coats. In this weeks outfit I have stuck to monochrome tones with black jeans and ercu tee both from ASOS, whilst I have kept things comfortable with black suede slippers from Donhall & Bell. Completing my look, this grey watch from Kartel works well with the greys in my coat.



Photography by Ella H