Walking into 2016 like… Confident, Poised and Intentional

I don’t know about you but for me 2016 is the year of great breakthrough and consolidation. It is the year of more growth and maturity with the gifts God gave me.

For starters, I fully intend to raise my style game creatively to give you all a fresh and inspired perspective of C F Him. The idea for this year is to be confident, poised and intentional with my work on all fronts.

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But before I get carried away with laying out my plans for 2016, I would like to use this opportunity to reflect on and share my appreciation for my family and friends who  supported me through 2015 on this journey. I am thankful to everyone of you for your contributions and encouragement in making this blog a success. In all this, there are two people I would like to say a special thank you to from the bottom of my heart, Charles (August child) and Rita (Colson Style theory) you have both been inspirational and I thank God for you. Charles your skills behind the camera are unparalleled and it is amazing how despite your busy schedule you always find time to do shoots with me. You add so much value beyond just clicking away. And yes, thanks for the countless tips on capturing the perfect image. Rita you have always been like my muse who I constantly draw inspiration from. Your creative eye and great sense of style has taught me a lot. I can always count on you for a healthy debate on my ideas and how to implement them. I sometimes feel as if I can’t put out my creative ideas unless I pass them through you first. I truly thank God for the two of you and I look forward to more amazing collaborations and most of all, a deeper friendship.

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2015 was a year of sewing the right seed into C F Him and watching it grow. It has been a year that has taught me a lot  In many respects this blog and all that has come with it has been a full time job, staying up all night editing photos, planning style concepts and running and updating social media like my Instagram page. The truth is that I have enjoyed every bit of it barring a a few knockbacks and reality checks which every creative person needs for validation and perspective. I thoroughly enjoy the feedback and interaction I get from you the followers. Your views inspire me to work harder and better. So here is a big thank you for your support last year. Without you, C F Him would not be where it is now

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So back to 2016 , for me my plans for the year can be summed up in two words. Growth and Maturity. This year is all about pushing boundaries and limits as far as style creativity is concerned. The plan is to also travel more so I can bring you all along with me though my blog, be more fit so I can share fitness tips and immerse myself into culture to create a discuss right here. I hope you are as excited as I am as I look forward to sharing it all with you.

Before I sign out, let me describe the look in the photos. I am sure you will have noticed the unconventional nature of the dress code, which is precisely my intention. This look is not about playing safe or conforming to the rules.

The aim is to take a pinstripe business suit to create a non-business look. Just in case you missed it, I did a post on business look called That business look.  In this piece I’ve changed  a couple of items from that look to create a brand new look. Up-cycling at its finest and most chic..

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I swapped  the more formal Paul smith Loafers for a pair of military styled boots from Massimo Dutti. To highlight the boots, I rolled up my trouser slightly which removes any form of formality. With the green tie and green and white polka dot pocket square  and my mustard/yellow coat I make sure I get noticed by everyone. I mean the colour is vibrant and it is a statement piece by itself. I wore this beautiful coat over my shoulders to give the look that little extra edge.

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Like I said, this year is all about being bold, confident, poised and intentional and I believe this looks captures that beautifully.

Happy new year everyone. Here’s wishing you all a wonderful 2016. Please continue to share my site with your loved ones and don’t forget to subscribe to my Instagram @cutsforhim and twitter @cutsforhim accounts.

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11 thoughts on “Walking into 2016 like… Confident, Poised and Intentional”

  1. You dress impeccably! I swear, it’s so refreshing to see a well-tailored suit on a man. A real departure – I’m sorry – from the intentionally dirty, ripped jeans and lumberjack shirts paired with stupid tuques so popular on my side of the pond.

    This post was really thoughtful! For 2016, I hope to up my accessories game. Despite being your “average lady”, I am not shoe-obsessed, but want to be! LOL! On a recent trip to London, I treated myself to a pair of caramel-coloured Barker’s brogues, and I can’t look back. The fine quality has absolutely spoiled me. And sigh – I could use a decent handbag. Boy – I sound like a schlep.

    I hope to build a perfect capsule wardrobe this year of fine pieces. I also want to take more pictures of myself in my overhauled wardrobe. Glad I found your blog because it’s super inspiring!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you so much Style dom for all the wonderful words of encouragement! Appreciate them.
    Sounds like you got it all under control for 2016 🙂 .. high five to that! And yes Barkers do good shoes. One of the brands i completely trust and the prices are not extortionate.
    I look forward to reading and viewing your blog through the year. Always a good read and quality photos.

    Happy New Year!

  3. But can we talk about those boots and that coat? Maybe like Yaa Lia, I too should start praying, and take it a step further and even fast. I absolutely love your style! I also wish you nothing but good things as you embark on your journey with said New Year intentions.

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