I was recently invited to take part in a blogger competition held by Mainline Menswear, who are an online retailer for men's designer clothing. You can read more about the competition here, but basically I was asked to put together an outfit to style one of the men (ie. boyfriend/dad/grandad) in my life this Christmas! I thought it would be a fun challenge, and something a little different from my usual posts, hope you enjoy reading! You might even get a few Christmas gift ideas for your man too...
I decided to style the outfit for my boyfriend, Ashley. I based the style of the items purely on his personal taste rather than using any male style icons. I'm 99% sure that he would love everything I've picked in this outfit, as they are very similar to what he would usually wear, and I'm sure he would love to unwrap some of these items under the tree on Christmas morning! He works so hard, bless him, but neither of us really find the money to splurge on designer clothing brands, so it would be fantastic to get him dressed up in some of these pieces if I was to win the challenge :)
For Christmas day, we aren't doing anything special, so I opted for a smart/casual look. It's nice to dress up for the occasion but still be comfortable in what you're wearing! These Slim Fit Armani Chinos were the first item I chose, simply because Ashley practically lives in these style of jeans anyway, and would definitely feel comfortable in them! I chose this G Star Raw Tacoma Shirt to compliment the casual look jeans. I wanted to add a splash of colour to contrast the neutral/grey tones, so I chose this gorgeous deep royal blue Lyle and Scott Crew Neck Jumper and also some Blue Lacoste Trainers to match. He isn't too keen on large winter coats even when it is freezing cold outside, so this Hooded Leather Jacket would do just nicely, and I know he would absolutely love a real leather coat, perfect!
What better way to accessorise than with a signature timepiece? This modern and minimalist designed Diesel Stainless Steel Watch is perfect for any age group and style. Finally, to tie together all the colours in the outfit I chose this Striped Scarf by Paul Smith Accessories, which will keep him all snuggly and warm in the harsh winter weather, comfort is more important than appearance, right?!
So, whether you're a guy who's stuck for outfit ideas this year, or if you're looking for some last minute gift idea's for the guy in your life, I hope this post has given you a little inspiration. Do head on over to Mainline Menswear to check out the rest of their designer range, there truly are some amazing brands and styles to choose from, and lots of accessories to use as stocking fillers. Do let me know what you think of my outfit idea, would your man wear this? Finally, I'd like to wish good luck to everyone who enters this competition :)
Overall I'm really happy with the outfit I've put together, and think this would be the perfect Christmas Day outfit for my man! ♥