Floral Shirts for Summer | Men's Style Edit

Google search 'floral shirts' or browse the SS18 menswear collections from all of the high-street powerhouses and you be inundated with floral print shirts signifying a trend this summer season. If you shop around as much as I do, you'll realise that some designs of the floral shirt are loud with bold prints and bolder colours - think of a floral shirt mating with a Hawaiian shirt. 

Personally I prefer floral shirts that are a little more subtle, such as this Reiss number. Two colours and a semi-simple print design. Easy to style with a pair of black or navy jeans or with shorts on your summer holiday.

In this men's style edit, I'm wearing the shirt from Reiss, t-shirt and jeans from ASOS, watch from Rotary, sunglasses from Taylor Morris and Chelsea boots from Goodwin Smith. 

 

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Yellow Tinted Sunglasses | The Latest Men's Summer Trend | Men's Style Edit

If you wasn't sunning it up at the most Instagrammable festival this week, aka Coachella in Palm Springs, California then you were probably getting royally pissed off with everyone that was. In all honesty I have no clue what bands played or if it was genuinely any good. All I know is that it's quite stylish and there seems to be a big wheel in the middle of it that's in the background of everyone's photos. 

What I did get out of all the 100's of instagram photos that I liked is confirmation on something that I've known for a while - yellow tinted sunglasses are this years festival trend. Actually let me rewind, this is not just a festival trend but one that will span men's, women's and unisex accessories this summer.

The yellow tinted sunglasses that I'm wearing in this men's style edit are from Gucci. Navy and yellow always work well together so I've gone with this colour theme for this look. My navy essentials t-shirt is from Zara and the layered navy striped shirt is from Reiss. My jeans are from ASOS, shoes from Goodwin Smith and finally watch from Rotary.

 

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My Smart Casual Spring/Summer 2018 Style Edit | Remus Uomo

If I review my social media messages and emails over the past year or so, the majority of them are around the subjects of how to dress smart casual followed by colour palettes that work well together then how to layer clothes. So in this transitional spring/summer style edit, I have tried to touch of each of these subjects and offer some kind of solution. For this outfit, I have teamed up with the guys from Remus Uomo and carefully scoured through their new SS18 collection to pick and style my hero pieces from the range.

This outfit is firmly in the smart-casual box, however leaning to the more casual side with trainers and an open buttoned shirt. I realise that this is not a look to go for in the office. However, this outfit has many facets, just button-up the shirt, tuck it in and layer with a blazer and you'll smarten up the look in no time. Another option would be to swap out the trainers with a pair of smarter shoes or boots and again you'll have another variation on this style edit.

Colour matching can be a complete headache and the most easy to spot if someone seemingly got dressed in the dark! If in doubt, stick to a classic colour such as white, black or grey which tend to go with everything then combine with another bolder colour. Stripe patterns, blues, whites, melange and navy are great colours for this spring/summer season and work extremely well as part of an outfit, so combine them together and you'll be just fine. Get the most from your new purchases and change the look up slightly with things you already have in your wardrobe. Colour wise you could change the navy t-shirt to white or even something bolder like a shades of pink, red, orange. For a great holiday evening look, change the blue trousers for a pair of white chinos.

It is officially spring and as we've already experienced temperatures can be as low as 0 degrees yet as high as 20 the further into spring we go, so it is important to know how to layer clothes. Layering-up is not just about throwing on a vest, t-shirt, shirt, blazer and coat then be done with it, you have to think about what colours and textures go well together and most importantly what your plans are for the day. How much time will you be spending indoors and well as outdoors? Will you be walking a lot or on public transport? I say this because being warm is an amazing feeling but layer too much whilst drinking a flat white, power walking to your next meeting and it can become extremely uncomfortable. For this look, the layering is simple, this t-shirt from Remus Uomo is pure cotton and slightly thicker in texture than a thin cotton t-shirt and therefore warmer, so I have layered with a soft light shirt. For extra warmth simply add a lightweight coat or blazer which you can carry when on the move.

As always guys, if you love this style edit, you can shop the look below by click on the product images. Thank you for reading.

 

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*This is a sponsored post and has been created in collaboration with Remus Uomo.

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A Men's Spring Wardrobe Refresh: 1 Smart & 1 Casual Look

It feels a bit odd talking about what to wear for spring and how to transition from a winter wardrobe to a spring one when it’s the 19th of March and there is still snow settled on the ground in London. If I looked out of my window this morning, I would have thought that it was bang smack in the middle of winter. Yet if you go by the astronomical seasonal calendar then spring actually starts tomorrow on the 20th March 2018 and if you follow the meteorological seasons than it already started on the 1st March!

In truth, this is exactly when you need to think about making strides away from chunky knitwear and big coats and investing in transitional pieces of clothing such as thin knits and lightweight jackets.

I’ve been online shopping at House of Fraser to produce two Men’s Style Edits for you for inspiration on how to look the part this spring. The first style is a smart casual look, which is perfect for wearing in the office Monday - Friday or for those of us who are self employed freelancers because it is warm, comfortable and stylish. The second look is casual. It’s what I would wear at weekends, meeting friends, heading to the pub, museum, art gallery or whatever you get up to in your spare time.

 

THE SMART CASUAL

This look was actually quite easy to piece together as the first item of clothing to jump out from the screen was this Linea Thames Merino Funnel Neck Jumper. It's a deep navy colour which is rumoured to be the colour of choice this spring for menswear. Although if this is not your preference, they also have the option to buy it in a charcoal colour which you could use as a substitute in this outfit and would still look great. This knit is made from soft, thin merino wool so it's breathable and therefore will keep you warm in cool days yet cool in warmer days or after drinking a coffee on a power walk through London to catch your morning tube! The zip goes from the neck area to your sternum (the breast plate bone), this gives you the ability to layer another coloured t-shirt underneath and unzip the knitwear displaying the colour contract in layers. Sticking to a navy theme I've chosen to add the Linea Hnedrick Half Lined Blazer, which is currently on sale from £125 to £65, so you'll have to snap this item up quick. I'm wearing a medium which would fit someone with a 39"/40" chest. I love the pale blue button hole which is perfectly tailored accentuating the impeccably crafted peak lapel. It's a blazer that just keeps on giving. No that is not a pocket square, it is the inner lining of the blazer pocket which you can pull up emulating a pocket square or tuck it in depending if it suits the complete outfit you are wearing. The lower half has been kept quite simple with a pair of Linea Battersea Cotton Stretch Trousers in black retailing at £39 and are also available in navy, charcoal and blue. Everyone knows footwear is the first thing people notice, so I've taken a bit more time picking out a pair of Chelsea boots, which are my boot of choice this spring. This pair from Dune have a beautiful herringbone fabric design for the elastic part of the boot which make them stand out from the huge choice that you have at House of Fraser. 

THE CASUAL

Sticking to a budget, I wanted to make small changes to the first smart-casual look and create something totally different for your weekend attire. I've achieved this by keeping the entire bottom section of the above outfit the same and just concentrated on styling my top half and accessorising slightly different with a weekend bag and sunglasses. The champion piece for this outfit is the Howick Gill Long Sleeve Jersey Polo (was £28 now £14) 50% off which mean you can now buy 2 for 1 from their colour selection of burgundy, navy and green. I did wear this jersey done up to the top button with nothing underneath and it looked good but I prefer it layered on top of a simple white pima cotton crew neck t-shirt as in the images below.

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*This is a sponsored post and was created in collaboration with House of Fraser.