It's All In The Accessories
It’s that time of year again when the fashion industry’s finest get together to indulge in top designer’s ideas on the future of menswear. London Collections Men, known as LCM, takes place this weekend until Monday 11th and we’re here to help you look your absolute best in time for the shows. Over 70 international and British designers will send their perfectly dressed models down the catwalk and take part in presentations showcasing the best in menswear apparel for autumn/ winter 2016.
So in the run up to the event, we have some key tips to make you feel inspired and ensure your fashion week wardrobe is tip-top. Don’t worry if you’re not lucky enough to be attending in person, you can still put your best brogue forward and soak up the atmosphere via plentiful articles on our website.
It’s all in the detail don’t you know? Think about upping your accessories game to secure your place on the best-dressed list. Subtle additions that have been well thought through can really bring a look from mediocre to on-point in seconds.
Belts can either be worn to match the colourway of the outfit or contrast completely, depending on your mood for the day. Socks are a different matter however, the brighter the better we say! It’s not often that socks get to do the talking so why not show off your ankle grazers or create a cuff at the bottom of your trousers to show off your sock game and inject add a flash of colour or print pattern into your look.
If you’re looking for a way to update your everyday casualwear but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than your footwear. The suede loafer has been a key item for a number of seasons now but it continues to make an impact on the street both on and off the fashion scene. Wearing shoes with no socks needn’t be alarming, in this case all you need to do is roll up your trousers, show off your ankles and slip on a loafer to add a hint of gentry to your look.
Working with black is the best place to start as it works with every colourway and fabrication, be it denim, tweed or cord, and can be worn to attend both formal and casualwear occasions. Mixing formal and casualwear is a key tip for men who want to look effortlessly dapper.
If we still haven’t convinced you on the loafer then maybe stick to what you know best – the trainer, after all you need to stay true to your own individual style. With menswear simplicity is key. Overcomplicating things can sometimes look as though you’ve tried too hard. And if you’re more of a casual guy, a backpack, beanie and contemporary trainers will suit just fine.
Whether you’re teaming your sneakers with your skinny jeans, t-shirt and blazer or dressing down a slim fitted suit they will remain a classic, and you will always look suitably turned out. Adding these all-important finishing touches will ensure you’re looking your absolute best over LCM’s fashion weekend. Now it’s over to you!