That early summer look

Nothing says “summer” better than a light coloured blazer with a pair of trainers. Once you get these two items right, what you choose to wear in-between is completely up to you.

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Let me get straight into it and list out what I wore on an evening out on my most recent holiday.

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Blazer: If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a few months then you would know that I put a lot of emphasis on my blazers. As I mentioned in this piece I did with Mazda last year, a blazer has the potential to transform your entire look. A well cut blazer is that perfect bridge between casual and smart. You can through a blazer over a t-shirt and you are guaranteed to pull off a smart-casual look. For this piece, I wore a light blue check blazer which is in fact a suit. To pull off the smart-casual look, I ditched the trouser for a pair of chino.

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Chino: Chinos are a perfect balance between denim and a pair of traditional trouser. If you do not have a pair or two in your wardrobe already, I urge you to invest in at least one. A pair of dark coloured chinos will do you a lot of good as they transcend seasons. For my look, I went for navy chino to contrast the blazer.

Shirt: Nothing is as versatile as a crisp white shirt. Every man should have at least three in your wardrobe.

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Trainers: A pair of smart white lace-ups trainers (or sneakers as our America friends would call it) can take you more places than you could imagine. Never underestimate the flexibility of a pair of trainers especially when they are leather. These white trainers are sure to add a laid-back element to your look.

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Sunglasses: Sunglasses or shades or specs or whatever you may want to call them are a must have for summer. Apart from their practical use of reducing sunlight that enters your eyes, they make you look cool.

Pocket square: Last but not least is the pocket square. The truth is I always feel like my look is never complete if I am not wearing one. No matter how dapper or dandy I look, on most occasions, I have to have one on for the look to be complete. So for this look, I opted for a bright coloured pocket square. Kind of like a statement piece but without the bravado. something to give the entire look a bit of colour.

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So there you have it, my early summer look. Let me know in the comment section what you think. What would you add or remove from the look?

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Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Blazer: Suitsupply – Chino: Gap – Trainers: Suitsupply – Shirt: T M Lewin – Sunglasses: Ray ban – Pocket square: Paul Smith

2 thoughts on “That early summer look”

  1. ooh I love this light coloured blazer with that pink pocket square contrast. You definitely have the summer vibe going on with this look.

    ( also could you do me a favour and insert the sunglasses emoji at the end of your sunglasses paragraph. that’s what came to mind when I read that lol )

    YaaLia x

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