Full-lengthSo when I started putting this outfit together I wanted to take a braver step with my pants game and use these light blue skinny chinos I had bought at the stuttafords sale earlier in the week. I’m not usually one for pastels but I thought it’s time to mix it up a little.

I wanted to immediately make them less baby blue by pairing them with a white shirt which helped lighten the colour overall and make them appear a little less pastelish. After that it became a game of how much blue can I get away with, and so buy using different (and matching) shades we ended up here.

medium-shotThe big trick was integrating the black (as brown would of just made the blue pop all over again – not sure why, but something tells me it would, there’s probably a scientific reason or something) So I made sure the smallest details are paired up with the belt, shoes, watch strap and tie clip.

Here are some close ups:

tie-close-up shoes pocket-squareLike some or all of this outfit? Here is a starting point for putting it all together.

Lucky for you, everything seems to be on sale this time of year, so happy shopping!

Aviator Sunglasses with bamboo trim by Gucci

Blazer from Zara – Get similar here

White oxford shirt by Gap (available locally at Stuttafords)

Navy tie by LVJ Haberdasher

Black tie clip byΒ The tie bar

Navy lapel flower from River Island

Anchor print pocket square from H&M – Get similar here

Baby blue skinny fit chinos by Tommy Hilfiger (available locally at Stuttafords)

Black tasselled loafers with fringe detail by Zara – Get similar here with fun white soles.

Oaky. Stay Fancy.

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