Sunday, 25 April 2010

Summer Style 2010

Not sure what to wear this summer? Here are some inspiring suggestions.

Muji's no-nonsense basics and natural colour palette will get you through the heat in effortless style.

Looking for something more colourful? Then Hentsch Man's offerings make for the perfect choice.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Horizontal Stripe Oxford

A fun, fresh take on the classic oxford shirt. I love and want it!

The Smooth Company Horizontal Stripe Oxford from Urban Outfitters

New Stuff from Jack Spade

These new items from Jack Spade reinforce my new found love for colour.

Industrial Canvas Dipped Coal Tote Bag

Industrial Canvas Dipped Banker's Envelope

The Hawthorne - red cotton shorts

The Perlow - red striped cotton shorts

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

It's All In the Wrist

I'm not really big on accessories. Usually, a simple watch is all I need. But the bracelets below, which are oh so beautiful and painfully preppy, are making me reconsider things.

Sailor bracelets by Kiel James Patrick

Silk tie bracelets by Justin von der Fehr

Images via Valet and Unabashedly Prep

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Colour Story

I've avoided colour for as long as I can remember. Perhaps I found it gaudy, or maybe I was just afraid that it would look silly on me. I hid behind black, white and gray for the longest time - my comfort zone. But slowly, I've been changing that.

I'm re-discovering the wonder of colour and all the beautiful sartorial possibilities that come with it. I slowly introduced it to my wardrobe in little doses in the form of coloured socks. I even surprised myself a few weeks ago by purchasing these wonderful kelly green shorts from Ralph Lauren.

Perhaps it was the photos below, from the amazing site Close Up and Private, that really did it for me. The combination of different shades, hues and palettes are a sight to behold and every outfit is done so well without trying too hard.