Blue Shirt – Libertine Libertine
Utility Jacket – Wood Wood
Motif Shirt – Mark Gonzalez X Études
Jumper – Wood Wood
Socks – Happy Socks
You remember Mark? Tall, great physique, effortless style… you know the guy who ALWAYS looked ‘put together’ in a kinda lazy yet super cool way. Yeah, HIM. Well we’re reminiscing over that guy because I recently teamed up with the fantastic menswear boutique, &Blanc Fashion, which sent me kicking and screaming back into the obsessive state of wanting to be (all together now…) effortlessly stylish! My two objectives in life are a) religiously drinking lemon water (I literally keep count, did you know it has like a gazillion benefits) and b) being able to leave the house looking like Mark. Everyday I achieve at least one, never both, usually the former (okay, always the former).
In this part of the story, I quite bluntly asked &Blanc for the permission to run freely through their store scooping up as much as possible. The thing that excited me the most, was that I could see Mark shopping there! (Not literally of course, he’s hypothetical, incase you missed that). So I figured, if I couldn’t programme my DNA to cooperate, then I could at least throw clothes on the problem! For the whole day I spent at &Blanc styling outfits and trying on the amazing pieces, I felt like ‘that guy’ (at least by a half-ish measure anyway). I successfully managed objective b) and, for that, I will be eternally satisfied.
&Blanc are a relatively new boutique in Nottingham, one that I know I will keep returning to. Every time I’ve browsed their website I’m always drawn to them for the same reason, the guy who shops there is my ‘Mark’, the effortlessly stylish guy I aspire to be! So thank you, &Blanc, for giving me the illusion that I AM ‘that guy’ (just let me pretend, ok?).
&Blanc boutique are also the definition of convenience, something else I am drawn to like a moth to a flame. They ‘promote fresh and exciting independent brands, whilst providing a unique retail experience through their distinctive combination of fashion, hair styling and coffee (because who doesn’t love good coffee? No one, that’s who). They have Evoke Hair Design salon who they teamed up with to provide stylish hair ‘do’s’ and that great coffee. Both of which have been very satisfactorily provided, might I add. You have to admit, they have the most beautiful curation of wardrobe staples and basics, filling in all the blanks so you don’t even have to think about it.
As always, you can shop the items in this post by clicking the thumbnails below. You can find &Blanc’s website here, also their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Make sure, if nothing else, you check out the olive green jacket by Libertine Libertine, it will help you transition seamlessly and stylishly through Spring and Summer. You can get 15% off your entire order using code ‘WEBB’ at the checkout, you’re welcome. Also keep up to date with me on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (mitchwebb25), theres going to be an exciting giveaway very soon so stay tuned!
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We all know that the British weather can be a little unpredictable, hence it can be very difficult to find that ideal summer outfit. We teamed up with blogger Mitchell Webb (thefashionwebb.com) and created the ideal summer outfit for you guys. This season, there has been emphasis placed on the rise of the T-shirt. Once the T-shirt may have seemed like a basic essential item, however, now the T-shirt can recreate and add a little spark to any outfit. For this summer, T-shirts are staple items for everyone’s wardrobe, to add a street, urban vibe to any outfit. We understand that it can be difficult to create a summer outfit because you never really know what to expect from the weather. For that reason, we opted for the Libertine-Libertine fade short. The short silhouette oozes summer, but the thick sweatshirt fabric adds a little extra warmth. The casual fabric creates a street look, which is ideal for creating a unique urban style. We then paired these shorts with a Wood Wood square t-shirt because T-shirts are ideal for summer and totally on trend this season. The effortless simplicity of the Wood Wood t-shirts creates a hip look, which can transform any outfit. Without being too in your face, the different designs of the logo's can add colour and summer vibe. To finish, we added a lightweight jacket from Libertine-Libertine called 'fever'. These jackets are ideal, not only is the bomber style extremely on trend, but the lightweight fabric and the low cut finish will keep you safe for all unpredictable weather changes.
All of the clothes seen in these images are available on our website, check them out they are NOT to be missed!
Cuban collars are a MUST have trend for this summer. Designers everywhere are looking back to the 1950s and taking inspiration from retro, short-sleeved shirts.
When we first saw the 50s emerge as a trend, we automatically thought bleak clothing, due to it being an era of moodiness that was quite literally behind the exciting 60s.
However, it is clear that our first impression was very wrong. As temperatures rise and you're ready to ditch your long-sleeve shirts and jumpers. Mix is up with some lightweight short sleeve shirts, with the retro Cuban collar.
The fifties was a time of great bold colour and patterns, so it is no surprise that this summers’ on trend shirts are both bright and filled with crazy retro designs. Often clashing colour and style is a distinctive feature of the 50s, as you can create a real statement with your outfit.
However, we know that diving into these new trends can be daunting and we have just the solution for you. Why not try a simple 50s collar styled shirt with a pastel colour or even a neutral colour to start you off?
We have the perfect polo shirts to allow you to be a part of this trend in a classic, simplistic way giving you a modern twist.
Check out our website: www.andblancfashion.com
Hackett Polo White | Wood Wood - £160.00
Hackett Polo Black | Wood Wood - £160.00
As always, here is some inspiration on how to style your polo shirt!
With the bank holiday over, May is finally upon us. We are therefore looking at the top trends for Men’s SS16. The iconic bomber jacket was voted within the top 5 and is therefore a staple item for every man’s wardrobe. The bomber jacket’s heritage originates from the armed forces, similar to that of the trench and parka coat, both of which are timeless silhouettes that transcends years, styles and trends.
The timeless quality of the bomber jacket oozes personal style because of the versatile patterns, colours and material they can be found in. Traditionally, the bomber is a waist length jacket with knitted cuffs and a front zip closure. However, the bomber has been reinvented and given a new lease of life. The bomber’s continuous popularity is not surprising as many style icons continue to add their own quirky style and interests into an outfit topped with a unique bomber.
See below the image of the bomber on this year’s catwalk, used by many top designers. From left to right it is Alexander Wang, Simon Miller, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace and Louis Vuitton. From this selection alone, you can clearly identify the extent to which the bomber has been uniquely reborn and personalised with a 2016 modern edge.
The typical baseball silhouette is still a favourite, along with the traditional round neck and also a classic triangular collar. There is certainly a pattern and style for everyone to get involved with this trend. Bomber jackets are versatile for casual days for a cool and comfortable style, but they can also create an air of stylish sophistication for an evening jacket.
Channel this trend with the variety of new colours and materials available to keep things more contemporary. This is a MUST have item for every man’s wardrobe to be on trend this summer.
At andblanc we have our own selection of bomber jackets from both Wood Wood and Libertine-Libertine. There is plenty of choice so be sure to check us out at: www.andblancfashion.com
Caleb Jacket – £195.00
Vincent Suede Jacket - £300.00
Fever Jacket - £255.00
Fever Jacket - £190.00
Fever Jacket - £255.00
Here are some inspiring ways to style your bomber jacket!