Life is full of moments. Be it those small moments or those big moments, there are bookmarks in my life story that characterise each chapter of my life. I’m currently living the life of a freelance influencer; realising a dream by shaping my own future. I am lucky enough to be a part of an industry that unites people from all corners of the earth and from all backgrounds. On a daily basis, I get to meet fantastic new people and create my own legacy through the work that I do. All this from one moment, one choice, to take the plunge and leave the office behind on May 31 2016.
With my diary taking a fluid form rather than the dogmatic 9-5 that many of us are familiar with, I’m often required to adapt to the pace of life and be ready for any situation. I’ll often wear a blazer and a shirt on my way to meetings, adding a splash of colour in the bottom half of an outfit to reflect my surroundings for that day. This pair of Wine Tapered Chinos from Jacamo are the perfect pair to carry me from day meetings to evening industry events. A lightweight blazer is my go-to for summer; this Hammond & Co POW Linen Blazer carries from a 38 to 52-inch chest and is the ideal option to keep looking sharp in the summer heat. Underneath, you’ll often find me in a crisp white shirt; this French Connection White Oxford Shirt is a great base layer that fits well but doesn’t restrict too much. As I’m on my feet a lot more now that I’m out of the office, comfort is key when it comes to the shoes. This pair of Joe Browns Grey Interweave Suede Loafers combine breathability with style and sit in between the formality of shoes and the comfort of trainers.
With hours being flexible and meetings often going on long in to the afternoon, I’ll often find myself with little time to go home and change. Instead, ditching the blazer and turning up the cuffs can create a more relaxed look, perfect for meeting friends for a drink after work or those evening events. Also, perfect when you’re a little bit eager on the canapes.
There are, of course, two sides to my working life. While I do love being out and about, the commitment to becoming my own boss also affords me the luxury of shying away from the spotlight at times. When the emails and words need to be written and those photos edited, you’ll often find me with a coffee in hand, hard at work over my laptop or on my phone. This is my casual mode; dressed in a Capsule Oatmeal Long Sleeve T Shirt and Tobacco Tapered Chinos that are a little more muted. An outfit fit for sitting at the laptop all day, or taking the dog for lunch time walks on Primrose Hill.
As you can see, a lot of my moments in life can be characterised by what I wear, and these pieces were all selected from the Jacamo menswear collection for SS18. You can shop all shapes and sizes on their “New In” section here. Whether you want to dress up, dress down, or find the perfect transitional outfit to go from day to night, I highly recommend exploring their collection.