Get The Look #4

get the look #4

I haven’t done a get the look post in awhile and you guys have been bugging me for it, so here it is.

This weeks Get The Look is based upon two of my favourite colours. Black & White! These two colours aren’t generally consider to be peoples favourite colours but could you live without them? Black and white are the two most simple colours you could ever wear. They fit perfectly into all outfit combinations and are almost completely neutral. This outfit today is very simple and won’t cost much at all, but if you get it right, it will look amazing!

get the look #4

The Suit

Wearing a black suit is really easy, theres not much thought needed with it, simply just wear black socks. The only problem with black suits is finding a quality one, there’s too many cheap ones out there. The two suits I’ve added below are from Moss Bros and TM Lewin – two giants in the suit retail world. Both of these suits are quality, I personally prefer the Franco Suit from TM Lewin as it’s a blend of polyester and wool. The Moss London Black Mixer Suit is still a quality suit, however as its a blend of polyester and viscose it falls slightly short compared to the Franco Suit.

Franco Suit Jacket
Franco Suit Jacket By TM Lewin – £149.00
Moss London Slim Fit Black Mixer Suit Jacket
Moss London Slim Fit Black Mixer Suit Jacket – £129.00

The Shirt

The shirt is very simple black and white checked shirt. However purchasing a black and white checked shirt isn’t an easy choice and it should be done with care. You need to know the difference between a weekend/summer checked shirt and a business formal checked shirt. In this look, the shirt is single cuffed, although I believe a double cuffed would suit better, both are fine. Understand that in order to pull off this look, you need a firm shirt, with solid collars that are not flimsy and look like you mean business. I found it really difficult to find shirts that are similar quality to the one in this picture. I did however manage to find one I really liked from ASOS.

ASOS Smart Shirt with Long Sleeves in Gingham Check – £20.00

ASOS Smart Shirt with Long Sleeves in Gingham Check
ASOS Smart Shirt with Long Sleeves in Gingham Check – £20.00
ASOS Smart Shirt with Long Sleeves in Gingham Check
ASOS Smart Shirt with Long Sleeves in Gingham Check – £20.00

Bow Tie

The bow tie in this outfit is really simple, its a basic black bow tie with white polka dots. You could also wear a grey bow tie with white polka dots and that would go perfectly with this outfit as well. Where you buy your bow tie from is pretty irrelevant really, you can buy them from many different retail stores but I’ll be nice and offer you a few.

Black with White Polka Dots Bow Tie
Black with White Polka Dots Bow Tie – £8.99
Reclaimed Vintage Polkadot Bow Tie 2
Reclaimed Vintage Polkadot Bow Tie – £16.00
Ted Baker Spotted Print Bow Tie
Ted Baker Spotted Print Bow Tie – £40.00
Jack & Jones Knitted Bow Tie
Jack & Jones Knitted Bow Tie – £15.00

The Bracelet

Bracelets are easy to come by and not a necessity in your outfit. However, you can wear whatever type of bracelet you prefer with this outfit and it will pretty much go. In this look, the wearer is wearing a plain bead bracelet and a metal link bracelet. Here’s a few;

Tassel Bead Bracelet
Tassel Bead Bracelet – £5.00
Beaded Tassel Bracelet Multipack
Beaded Tassel Bracelet Multipack – £10.00
Lovebullets Barrel Bead Bracelet
Lovebullets Barrel Bead Bracelet – £35.00
Designsix Chain Bracelet
Designsix Chain Bracelet – £12.00

The Lapel Pin

Lapel pins are a great way to add something special to your outfit. In this look it’s just a simple musical note pin but you could replace it with any silver lapel pin. Don’t spend too much money on these, you can get them for pretty cheap. I would recommend having a look on ebay here so you can find your taste.

The Pocket Square

Pocket squares are among my favourite pieces of an outfit and are so simply to apply. This look is no different, just a simple checkered pocket square.

Black Bow Tie And Pocket Square
Black Bow Tie And Pocket Square – £10.00
ASOS Pocket Square With Polka Dot
ASOS Pocket Square With Polka Dot – £6.00

That’s All

Have fun creating your own look and let me know how it goes.

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