Review: Paradigma Footwear Men’s Navy Tassel Loafers

Last week, the lovely people over at Paradigma Footwear sent me these beautiful shoes. Firstly, I adored them simply because they are handmade in Portugal. Secondly, I realised I loved everything else about them, too. They’re versatile and INCREDIBLY comfy, which is really, really important to me. I’m not someone who’ll wear a pair of shoes that hurt just because they look good. That’s not fashion; that’s stupidity.

I figured I’d most probably pair these with a navy suit for a stylish work look in the office, but then throw them on with a pair of navy chinos and a white or pastel blue shirt for a slightly more relaxed day look when I’m just pottering about with friends.

Perfect!

Paradigma Footwear Men’s Navy Tassel Loafers

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Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Red, Viktor & Rolf, couture and plenty of luxurious velvet… For Autumn/Winter 2014, it can’t go wrong!

Slightly eccentric cuts are shown next to effortless, classic evening dresses, and everything’s really beautiful. There’s plenty of movement and quirky femininity through the use of eccentric, giant bows and I just love it!

What do we love more than something girly and edgy and a bit unconventional? I know the answer…

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Images courtesy of Vogue UK

For Men: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Polo Shirt

If you’re going to invest your money in designer, I like to think that the classic styles are where you start. Owning something simple, timeless and versatile is a must, especially if you’re a guy who tends to grab at clothes in the wardrobe without even looking, which I often do!

Burgundy is one of my favourite colours and that’s most of the reason as to why I’ve chosen this Dolce & Gabbana polo shirt as a wardrobe essential. Pair this with some denim shorts or chinos in the summer and some plain denim jeans or trousers for the rest of the year. You’ll look mighty dapper!

Dolce & Gabbana classic polo shirt

Classic Polo Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, £163.89. farfetch.com

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For Women: Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Most of the time, Topshop prints are just ugly as they try to be “cool” by reusing prints from 50 years ago ALL the time. However, sometimes, just sometimes, they get it right. This polka dot/floral print is just perfect. Plus, I really like cropped jackets in the summer – they give a sort of cool elegance that’s perfect if you’re working in the city. Throw this on with a plain summer dress or, for work, replace your boring blazer with this jacket. It’ll certainly make your outfit pop!

Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Flower Power Crop Jacket by Topshop, £68.00. topshop.com

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Love This: Proenza Schouler Small Python Lunch Bag

I love python and I love clutch bags, so it’s obvious that I’d love this small clutch bag from Proenza Schouler – not forgetting that it’s Proenza Schouler and most of what they produce is beautiful anyway.

The elegance of this bag is what drew me to it. It’s definitely a little formal for a night out with the girls, however possibly the perfect option for the office. Pair this with a white blouse and black pencil skirt for a colour pop effect, or throw it with a bright summer ensemble, just because.

Either way, it’ll give your outfit a hint of “wow!”

Proenza Schouler Small  Python Lunch Bag

Small Python Lunch Bag by Proenza Schouler, £875.00. farfetch.com

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Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection has impressed me. I’m not usually a huge fan of Paul Smith clothing, however I do like his accessories, but this collection is really beautiful!

I love the versatility of the pieces in this collection, ranging from colourful, printed tops and knitwear, to simple, embroidered sweatshirts, silk trousers and tailored jackets. With the huge array of choice this collection offers, I’m sure both you and I would find it incredibly difficult to not find something we loved.

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015

Images courtesy of Vogue UK

For Men: Italia Independent Felt Brim Sunglasses

I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of sunglasses, however statement sunglasses that are a little quirky tend to pull at my heartstrings. These bold sunglasses from Italia Independent are favourites of mine, although I think you have to be a little unconventional to pull them off. Regardless, if you like to look a bit contemporary and to stand-out, these could be for you.

italia independent felt brim sunglasses

Felt Brim Sunglasses by Italia Independent, £123.55. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch