Cool, cas (ual) summer looks – for the gents

Last week, I shared some amazing summer looks from recent photoshoot I collaborated on.  Here’s the second half of that shoot… this one is for the gents. If this doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does.  The fabrics are light linens and cottons so they are easy to wear during a warm summer day.  The all-over baby blue is easy to wear but I do understand that not all of you are comfortable pulling off this tone on tone look.  Instead, pair a white linen buttondown shirt with these pants.  The floral pattern shirt, shoes and belt brings the perfect pops of colour to complete this look. Yes, there is pattern on pattern going on here.  It’s subtle (the pants) yet very interesting.  This is a great look for a night out.  The dark denim blazer pairs well with these patterns and grounds this outfit a bit, however, the outfit will look great without the blazer as well (the t-shirt has short sleeves).  A shoe that has more of a sneaker feel to it will bring a more casual look to this outfit.  It you want to dress it up, add a casual dress shoe. Let me know if you have a question/comment about these looks. Photo Credits: Hair: House of Tin Salon Makeup: Makeup by Bean Photography: Kat Slump Model: Ashley Cote Styling: Yours truly (that’s me) Clothing: Simons and stylist’s own

Sweet and edgy

Well… sorry about my absence lately.  I really do apologize for that. On a brighter note – I have some great summer style ideas for you (ladies AND gents)!  I recently collaborated with some extremely talented people to put together this photoshoot. Ladies, let’s start with you.  Here is a couple of different looks for you: sweet and edgy. I love this look.  I’m really into the 50s inspired skirt paired with a bright, bold sleeveless blouse.  Her hair and makeup is glamorous while being on point for a daytime look.  This would be a perfect outfit for a patio lunch with friends.  To make this outfit speak to your personality, I’d suggest adding accessories and shoes that fit your style. This is an edgy look that has a “don’t mess with me” attitude to it.  I love the leather on leather look with the bold, rich blue racerback tank being the star of this outfit. I know some of you aren’t diggin’ the side boob that comes with this look but there are so many ways to take inspiration from this look and make it yours (e.g find a cobalt blue tank that is more full in the arms/back or perhaps incorporate this colour into an outfit using a blazer, necklace or earrings). Gents, in my next post, I’ll show you a couple of looks I put together for you. Stay tuned…. Photo Credits: Hair: House of Tin Salon Makeup: Makeup by Bean Photography: Kat Slump Model: Ashley Cote Styling: Yours truly (that’s me) Clothing: Simons and stylist’s own  

Layering: An essential for Fall- part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to collaborate with some amazingly talented people on a fall photoshoot.  I’m pretty excited to share this collaboration with you. Let’s start with some interesting menswear looks for fall. Layering is a big part of fall fashion.  By investing in a few key pieces – light, versatile outwear and a neutral sweater/cardigan – you can create so many different looks and can do so for many years to come.  Also, you’ll notice a few different colours injected into rather classic pieces. Our first look is a dressy casual look.  I`ve paired a slim, wine coloured pant with the mustard v-neck sweater.  It looks awesome overtop the checked dress shirt and under the classic sportscoat (I think every man should own this type of sportscoat). Enjoy. Style Tip: add different accessories or details that make this outfit truly your own.  Maybe that`s a leather wristcuff, a bold watch, a new `do, etc. It`s time to give credit where credit is due… Hair: House of Tin Salon Makeup: Makeup by Bean Photography: Kelly Rosborough, The Bokehcchino Project Clothing provided by: Jaisel Model: Diljot Styling: Moi!