Insects are the new black

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Back to business as usual with the first outfit post in way too long :0 but as you can see, old ways die hard and as so many other times the shirt is doing all the heavy lifting for the outfit – even though I must point out my new loafers from River Island as a nice addition to my shoe collection. Back to the shirt though – which actually has a lot in common with Thailand, you see all those insects on the shirt will actually try to attack you all the time! So I thought this shirt would buy me a little goodwill. Think again!
However the shirt did do a much better job looking good on me, than it did protecting me – and let’s be honest, that is the reason I bought it. Another thing to point out is the fit, because it is a little loose which make it easy and very comfortable to wear which was perfect in that climate. So I’m quite satisfied regardless of the 1089 insect bites I had to suffer every night. 😉

Talk to you later,

A

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The Velvet dream

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You want something that is luxuriously smooth, soft to the touch and elegant? The answer is velvet! Velvet is a statement just waiting to happen and will get you noticed whether you’re bound for a full-on formal affair or something a little more low-key.

Velvet items comes in a lot of shapes, but I opted for the velvet blazer for the formal aesthetic look, and I picked it in one of my favorite colors, green. It’s always hard to find the perfect button-down shirt for a velvet blazer, because you don’t want a color that challenge the blazer as the focal point and with this black and white button-down, I think I found the perfect balance. I finished the look with a pair of slim-cut trousers in black and black monks.

I really like this outfit, mainly because of the velvet dream. Velvet just has that rare ability to just automatically elevate a look into the upper echelon of elegance, the only other thing that can compare to velvet when it comes to elegance and smoothness in my opinion, is the color white. Both velvet and dressing whites, have in common that it can be extremely difficult to style them and not look like you trying too hard or just getting it horribly wrong, so when it comes to velvet, starting with something smaller such as accessories to get a feel for it, can be a good start.

Talk to you later,

A

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J.Lindeberg Trousers & Blazer // Topman Monks // Selected Shirt 

Unicorns, Unicorns, Unicorns

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Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn!

A quote I can relate to when I’m wearing this shirt, which by the way must be my favorite shirt to date. I love being playful with my clothes, and this shirt fits that bill perfectly. It’s playful, it’s comfortable and it’s sexy. Playful because of the print. Comfortable because it was slightly oversized and made of some really soft and nice fabric, almost like silk and sexy because it’s actually a see through, ha ha!!

I paired it with my window pane trousers, I was a bit scared that it would be too much of the good stuff, but teamed up nicely with my new favorite shirt to make up a perfect late summer look, because when fall really sets in, this outfit is probably a little too light. But a shirt like this can be styled in many different ways so it’s more appropriate for fall, so don’t be surprised if me and my unicorns make a comeback in the colder months.

Have a good one,

A

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Whyred shirt // Zara Trousers and sandals

Let the blazer do the talking

 

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As the headline indicates, today will be all about the blazer which I think came through for me in a big way. The classic two button jacket with patch pockets and soft shoulders is something that every gent needs in their wardrobe. It’s versatility alone should be enough reason to get one, as you can dress it up or dress it down, whatever the purpose is, you can count on it. The color of your blazer is also a key element for how it’s going to be styled, when you choose the color for your blazer, it’s always important to have the rest of the outfit in mind. My blazer today is white and I paired it with a very heavily colored shirt, because I love the contrast between the white and the purple. The rest of the outfit was kept in navy tones. I consider navy my safe card, it’s extremely hard to get wrong, and if the rest of the outfit is eye-popping, navy is one of the best colors to use, because it compliments so many colors without really stealing the spotlight. Black also does that but I’ve found that I’m actually pretty sparse with my use of black, so navy remains my safe option.

This is also another great example of mix and match, something I love to do because of the challenge of getting it right, especially if you like me, have to inject some color in the outfit and then try and mix and match it without turning out as bag of skittles. Hopefully there will be more of these outfits, but I’m not sure because in Australia it’s about to be summer and I’ve been told that their summers are relentless, so when I get down there all the outfit will probably just be shorts and tank tops ha ha!

Have a good one guys,

A

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Tommy Hilfiger Blazer // Zara Shirt & Trousers // Selected Monks // Firmoo Sunglasses 

My new found love

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Before we get started, I have a little confession to make. The last 6 months, I have been horribly inconsistent, mainly because of finishing my bachelor and making this trip a reality. But I’M BACK now, feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

Well, now that we got that out the way, let’s take a look on today’s outfit. At the risk of repeating myself, I’m going to talk about shirts yet again, because by now all of you know how I feel about my shirts; I like them bold, printed and unforgettable. A shirt with those qualities differentiates you from the masses. It’s also a way to individualize your style, Individuality is the way we mark ourselves out from the crowd, right?

Although this shirt is remarkable in itself it had to share the spotlight with something I have never worn on the blog before, namely a cap. I’ve never been much of a cap guy, but a couple weeks ago, I had to go this party and I had missed a few haircut appoints and to say it at least my hair did not look great. So I decided to try a cap on to hide the hideousness and all of a sudden I’ve been rocking caps since. What’s your verdict- yay or nay to caps?

/ Alix

Wearing: Trousers and sandals from Zara / Shirt from Whyred / Cap from H&M / Sunnies from Ray-Ban

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