Friday 30th November, 2012 -
I was recently asked to take part in a little project involving buying and styling myself from head to toe using clothes and shoes from TK Maxx. One task was to pick items from Modbox, which is basically a new section found inside selected stores, dedicated to style conscious men which supports the season’s trends and promises to offer at least 60% off the recommended retail price.
I fell in love with this cable knit jumper straight away because I love the look of cable knit. It is chunky, thick and the colour is flattering.
The skinny jeans are quite comfortable as they are elastic and incredibly light in weight. I love how they compliment my legs and could not believe the price tag. £16.99 is a real bargain.
You all know how much I love brogues, and these were a no-brainer the moment I saw them. Some many brogues out there look very cheap – these one don’t. Lovely colours too.
The fabric is quite soft.
The full body shot.
The total cost of the outfit was £146.97, with the most expensive items being the shoes (£89.99) I bought. I certainly love what I picked.
Modbox can be found in the following 15 stores across the country: Leeds, Manchester, Merry Hill, Leicester, Sheffield, Thurrock, Argyle Street, Brixton, Bristol, Belfast, Dundee, Watford, Swansea Morfa , Cork, Brighton.
Friday 12th October, 2012 -
M&S Style Challenge Week 3 – interview attire for attending your first post-uni interview for a job at a creative agency
We are now into week 3 and as part of the 4 week style challenge created by Marks & Spencer I have to style my M&S suit according to a particular scenario given to me. This week I have been set a challenge of deciding how I would dress up if I was attending their first post-uni interview, for a job at a creative agency (e.g. in media, marketing, advertising). What would I choose to wear?
Straight away, what came to mind was to avoid looking too formal and perhaps be a little creative in the way I would look. I wanted my outfit to look a little playful by adding some colours because colours play a crucial role in advertising, particularly print advertising. So I decided to wear a button down collar shirt from M&S, with a burgundy jumper over it. I also chose to wear a colourful stripy pair of socks.
The very last thing you want to do is look boring, stiff and unimaginative when going to an creative agency. By mixing up the suit with a patterned autumn & winter jumper in burgundy, it makes the entire outfit look casual yet smart. The button-down collar shirt adds an extra touch of professionalism & maturity – something you really want if you want to be taken seriously.
I love the socks I picked because the colours demonstrate that you are open to ideas and like to think outside the box. Those factors are some of the qualities you want to assert when going to an interview for a job at a creative agency. I finished off the look by opting to wear a pair of tan brogues because they are gorgeous and add a real touch of class to my overall appearance – perfect for a professional working environment. I hope you like my outfit!