‘Tis the season to be jolly. (I’m all festive’d out and I haven’t even put my Christmas tree up yet – yes, seriously!)
Christmas is a time of giving, but that usually means that we forget to treat ourselves. But don’t fret, House of Fraser have come up with a way to help you keep the sparkle in your life throughout the entire present-buying process.
I got to join the team for an intimate dinner (if you follow me on all my social media you might’ve just seen it) and to kick off the festive season in real style. I scrubbed up, headed to the 40th floor of the Gherkin in London and enjoyed a Christmas dinner with some other bloggers – including a cocktail making masterclass and a gift-wrapping extravaganza.
I got challenged by House of Fraser to look through the past fashions of Awards Shows and create my own lookbook for an outfit worthy of the red carpet.
The department store teams up with the BAFTAseach year to show that British men have what it takes to shine when in the spotlight.
Here’s some of the inspiration I took from previous years.
My three outfits got more casual as I went along because I wanted to show that a blazer doesn’t have to be worn with a shirt and suit trousers to work.
My first look does pair the blazer with a shirt and formal trousers to create the ultimate sophisticated outfit that could be worn anywhere – especially worthy for any of the red carpet events.
My second look comprises of wearing the blazer with a jumper and skinny black jeans. Wearing a jumper can still be considered to be smart and going for the right colour really helps – I went for a deep red as it’s bold and formal. And there’s nothing wrong with skinny black jeans, they’re definitely something that every man should have in his wardrobe as they can dress up or dress down an outfit.
My third, and most casual look, consists of a floral t-shirt, jeans and trainers. I know this might not be suitable for the red carpet, but for everyday it can be perfect. Floral for spring (duh), comfortable jeans and appropriate trainers make for the best casual look that is completed by the blazer.
Let me know what you think and feel free to comment how you’d style the blazer!
*Tommy Hilfiger blazer was gifted for purposes of the post.