Winter accessories can really help to show your personal style and also to help your outfit look finished off and put together. It's the small details that often make the difference....a great pair of socks peaking out from under your jeans, a beautiful scarf, a hat to add some colour to your outfit. Here are my top picks of winter accessories and how to wear them.
Sartoria Lab Style Tips
It's a common problem to have a long body and short legs. There's nothing much you can do about this at the gym or anywhere else so the best way is to address it is to learn how to visually balance out your proportions and elongate your legs as much as possible. This in turn will make you look taller and slimmer. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:
Now the nights are drawing in and the Christmas jingles will soon be playing in every store, clients have been updating their wardrobes with new coats on the recent personal shopping trips I've done.
Of course they all had varying briefs, so here I've put together a selection of the best coats I found to fit their critieria. I've concentrated on ones that are suitable to wear to work and fit over a suit jacket, though most of these will look great as part of a casual outfit too.
Brrrr.....there's a definite nip in the air.......time to kit yourself out with some sweaters methinks.
So, what will you choose this time? The same plain navy, black or grey that you always go for? Whilst I agree they're very useful basics to have, there are plenty of other options out there. So why not branch out this Autumn and experiment a little and choose something with a different neckline, texture or in a different colour to switch things up a bit?
Whilst batting some ideas round with a client who'd recently signed up to my subscription service - he told me he'd been searching for clothes for people who ride bikes in cities & had discovered Rapha, a brand that not only do cycling clothes but office friendly ones too.
I did some research into more brands and here are some suggestions on others who produce great urban cycling clothes that will be practical for your journey but won't look out of place once you've jumped off your bike and headed into the office.
Inspired by a personal shopping trip where we purchased the jacket below, I've been doing a bit of research on stylish and practical clothes to travel in. Here's what I found that ticked both those boxes.....
What's the alternative when you're looking for trousers that aren't jeans or chinos, but are also not as plain as a lot of suit trousers tend to be?
I like the ones that have some sort of texture to them or a small micro pattern. I find this adds a bit of interest when wearing a plain shirt but is versatile enough to go with lots of things too.
Here are some I found coming up for the new season.
I thought it might be helpful to share a few of the questions that I'm asked frequently by clients whilst we're on shopping trips or during a personal styling session, and the answers I give or the other websites I direct them to for reference.
Whether it's Brockwell Lido or the Bahamas you're going to, take advantage of the sales to restock your swimwear drawer this summer.
Most of my clients like a medium to longer length so I've chosen a selection of those here, in colourful prints but ones I feel whisper summer sun without screaming "look at me" from the sand dunes!
Fashion does tend to get a little more confusing as you hit middle aged and beyond - questions start popping into your head.....does this look too old? Too young? Should I be wearing that at my age? etc etc Or perhaps not....maybe you've given up somewhat and stick to the same tried and tested shops and items that you've used in the past.
So in this blog post here are my Top Ten Tips on What to Wear for Older Guys.
When it comes to summer there aren't so many opportunities to layer to keep your look interesting, so accessories become even more important. Just by adding an interesting belt, throwing on a scarf, or updating your sunglasses you can keep your summer wardrobe looking stylish. Here are six ideas of what to add to your wardrobe this season to keep your summer cool:
Short sleeved shirts can be slightly tricky to get right - as one client put it - they can look a bit "coach driver" - I knew exactly what he meant! They do have their practicalities though & the ones I've got my eye on this summer are camp collar styles.
Here's a selection, if you fancy trying one out this summer: