April Smart/Casual Outfit for Men

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Behind Every Great Man is a Great Wardrobe...

...and a great stylist, great barber and great tailor!  These wise words come via the newly refurbished Men's department at Harvey Nichols which I popped-in to visit this morning. They have collaborated with renowned designers Virgile & Partners to create a space with cool energy and a really excellent mix of off-duty style and tailoring.

Inspired by the new department at Harvey Nichols I have gathered from their shop floor some wardrobe essentials, practical and stylish items to refresh your wardrobe for Spring:

 

Jeans are not the only trouser

 

When dressing for the weekend if you instinctively reach for the jeans or chinos here's an alternative. Try a pair of relaxed tailored trousers instead and paired with the right shirt and shoe this will be a winner.

Neil Barratt

 

Interesting Shirts

 

Although I am a huge fan of a crisp white or light blue shirt on a man, it's nice to have some pattern when wearing plain trousers to add interest. This J.Lindbergh subtle floral print shirt is stylish, the more colourful plaid cotton shirt by Our Legacy takes you away from standard blue:

 

J Lindberg

Checked Shirt

 

The Devil's in the Detail

 

Do not undervalue the value of a jacket, these finish-off outfits and give you a 'look'. Jacket's are also practical of course, but practical doesn't need mean all you need in your wardrobe is a Northface.

 

Harvey Nichols have great jackets for every taste possible from super practical Canada Goose to a rain friendly hooded crepe jacket by Vince, to bomber jackets like this smart plain one from Paul Smith. For the smarter more classic man there is a huge choice of relaxed blazers. I love this Barena blazer with it's slightly distressed look, almost looks denim:

 

Paul Smith Bomber

 

Vince Hooded JacketBarena Cotton Blazer

 

 

 

 

Smart Shoe's

 

Casual loafers, trainers, brogues, whatever your personal preference, these grey trainers are a neutral colour so work with everything, especially with the navy trousers above. The brogues are a classic and this particular shade of brown works well with navy.

 

 

Android Homme

 

 

Sweeny London

 

 

 

 

If you want great style but don't have the time, in a 3 hour style and shopping session we will have your wardrobe refreshed for Spring and Summer. Contact me today for details.

 

Lisa Gillbe is a Personal Stylist and Image Consultant based in London, UK.