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Casual men's shoes for Summer 2024

Casual men's shoes for Summer 2024

I've seen some great shoes in various client's wardrobes recently but there are others who just don't seem to be able to get their heads round summer shoes!

Hence, it's something I'm often shopping for with clients. Here's a selection of summer shoes that I've been buying with the guys I've taken shopping or been thinking about getting on future personal shopping trips! (Could that be with you?)

Categories: Spring Summer dressing, Recommended buys

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3 x Smart Casual Pale Blue Blazers

3 x Pale Blue Blazers for Smart Casual Occasions

I noticed recently, there's been a lean towards buying pale blue blazers with my clients - I guess it's an obvious choice for summer.......and it looks great with varying combinations of white, dark and light blues underneath, so you can give it different looks.

Also, there's not as many grey blazers around in summer, so if you already have a navy one then a lighter blue is a great alternative to that.

Here are three that I've been getting with clients.....

Categories: Recommended buys, Spring Summer dressing

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Best seersucker clothes for men for Spring Summer 2024

Best seersucker clothes for men for Spring Summer 2024

Seersucker has been gathering pace in the world of menswear, and when I was prepping the other day for my client's shopping trip this weekend, I spotted it in nearly every store!

It's one of my favourite fabrics, as it's crisp and structured, doesn't screw up, and the dimpled look of the fabric gives it some interest without needing to do too much with your outfit....and who doesn't like that easy option!?

Here I've picked out some of the pieces I saw, we bought, and other pieces I think would make a great, versatile addition to your summer wardrobe.

Categories: Travel and holidays, Recommended buys, Spring Summer dressing

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Menswear layering ideas for Spring 2024

Menswear layering ideas for Spring 2024

It's been pretty cold in the UK this past week. No doubt, you want to shed the winter layers and you're desperate to ditch the puffa, but it's just a bit too nippy still to do so. Layers are the answer, but I find this is something my clients often struggle with.

Here are some suggestions for you.....have a look through and then see if you have anything similar and challenge yourself to find some different outfits in your wardrobe in the next couple of weeks.

Categories: Answers to common questions from clients, Spring Summer dressing

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Is it time to give your wardrobe an update for Spring 2024?

Is it time to give your wardrobe an update for Spring 2024?

Are you looking forward to shedding the winter layers and embracing your Spring wardrobe or are you dreading it?

It's easy to cover up beneath layers and coats in winter, but once the sun starts to shine it gets more difficult to hide.

You've felt comfortable wearing your dark neutral colours while the weather's been dingy and dank, but now the days are lighter and brighter, you'd like to go for more colour, but you're having a hard time figuring out which ones.

Well you're in luck, because I've got some suggestions for your Spring update.....

 

Categories: Recommended buys, Spring Summer dressing

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Everything you need to know about my Wardrobe Edit - the personal styling service for men

Everything you need to know about my Wardrobe Edit - the personal styling service for men

Spring is the perfect time for reassessing and reorganising your wardrobe, so in case you don't know what it is, I thought it'd be fitting to give you a step by step guide on how my Wardrobe Edit service works.

You may be aware of the fact that you're not completely happy with everything in your wardrobe, and you're just making do with things but you don't know what needs to change, and what you need to do to improve your style.

Or maybe you have a few nice pieces in your wardrobe already but you just don't know how to put them all together to make really great outfits, and you feel frustrated by that. You want to be able to wear those lovely things you spent good money on but you don't know how.

Luckily this is exactly what I love doing! Read on to find out exactly what a Wardrobe Edit for Men entails and how it works......



 

Categories: Working with a personal stylist

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What makes a navy blazer look casual or smart?

What makes a navy blazer look casual or smart?

After a couple of recent discussions, I thought it'd be helpful to give some examples of various navy blazers and what to look for that makes them more formal or more casual. The differences can be quite subtle, and on the hanger they may look remarkably similar and it's not until you've tried it on that you can see the difference.

I hope this post helps to shed a little light on the situation!

Categories: Recommended buys, Answers to common questions from clients

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Why do I need a Personal Stylist for men when my partner could take me shopping?

Why do I need a Personal Stylist for men when my partner could take me shopping?

Perhaps you're hesitating about using a personal stylist? You think, why would I spend all that money when I could just get my wife / girlfriend / partner to take me shopping instead. Surely it's the same?

I get it, if you've never worked with a personal shopper or stylist before then you probably haven't experienced what makes it a completely different experience to going shopping with your friend or spouse. 

I've set out how it's different in this blog post - click through to read.....

Categories: Working with a personal stylist

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What shoes to buy to wear with smart casual outfits for men

What shoes to buy to wear with smart casual outfits for men

I know we've all been 100% converted to wearing trainers with everything and they're pretty much acceptable everywhere now, but wouldn't it be nice to have an alternative too?

That's what a lot of my clients have been looking for on recent personal shopping trips. They want something that looks good with smart casual clothes like dark jeans and a chore jacket, a casual blazer and chinos, or a sweater and bomber jacket.

Here are some of the shoes that my recent clients have bought, to go with those types of outfits.......

Categories: Recommended buys

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Men - here's how to make your outfits look more interesting and contemporary

Men - here's how to make your outfits look more interesting and contemporary

When clients come to me, they want to replenish their wardrobes but also they want to know how to update their style to be more modern and contemporary, and often how to take it from being a bit ordinary to being just that bit more "edgy" and exciting without them looking silly or like they're trying too hard.

Maybe you too,  feel like you don't dress too badly now but know you've got a bit boring and could look better, and would love to make some tweaks to your outfits to look more modern and a touch different to the 'norm'.

The problem is you don't know where to start, .and that's exactly why I've put this blog post together! Keep reading......... 

Categories: Recommended buys, Working with a personal stylist

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