Accessories can make or break an outfit. Given that this summer is set to be a scorcher, there is a real focus (for me at least) on adding those finer details to an outfit in lieu of being able to efficiently layer up. The SS17 Menswear collection from GUESS is well-aligned to my own style; plenty of accessories to spruce up any outfit and create a look that is both smart and casual; filling that difficult void of looking well-dressed with a hint of being laid-back at the same time.
For the look itself, I’ve gone for the tried-and-tested combination of khaki, greys and brown. A Grey Leather Biker Jacket is a great top layer for when the sun hits the horizon and the mercury starts to drop. Underneath, a loose fit Khaki Tee keeps things casual, adding a touch of subtle colour above a pair of stone Marciano Chino Pants.
Now, to the accessories. As a fan of all things footwear, I am always on the lookout for something a little different and this pair of Jarrett Fabric Boots certainly tick that box. The delavé effect fabric look denim-like, but the boots are so well tapered and so well made that they feel slim and smart. They complement this outfit so well, offering a lighter alternative to leather but a sturdier choice when compared to suede. Form and functionality have rarely looked so good.
Finally, I am always travelling with laptops, cameras and other various blogging paraphernalia, so a good bag is an important accessory for any outfit. This Boston Vintage Look Travel Bag completes the look in style; combining modern materials with that vintage look. Size-wise it is the ideal day or weekender bag and the faded-brown finish is fairly versatile when it comes to pairing with other colours. Thrown in a well-segmented pocket configuration and there are a number of reasons why this bag will be coming with me everywhere.
GUESS currently have a sale on in their SS17 collection and you can check it all out here. Correct at the time of writing, of course…