How to do (flashy) menswear

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Fling on a neon jumper….

Kurt Geiger flats

…and add metallic shoes.  Done!

Coat: Zara (similar on sale).  Shirt: Uniqlo.  Jeans: Very.com (any of these work). Neon jumper: Random (similars here here & do a t-shirt!).   Gloves: Thrifted. Hat: Brixton (try this or this one).   Skinny neck tie: Borrowed from Michael.  Shoes & backpack: Kurt Geiger


Photo: GQ.com 

Flash aside,  doing the whole mens thing on a consistent basis is starting to make me want to just go the whole hog and just get a bloody suit – something with a shrunken cut and cropped trousers like these pink ones with metallic gold brogues.

Speaking of gold, once I clocked eyes on these pointy low heeled flats from Kurt Geiger I was sold (finally they crossed the pond from England).  Just enough metallic –  a bit like the silver brogues in this post – a bit obsessed now with metallics and denim together.  Give it a go (if you haven’t already).    

ps.  Thanks GQ for the photo on your site during fashion week (last pic).




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10988694825204354959 Danielle

    Gahhhh, LOVE this. I just bought a super cute neon yellow gauzy scarf from Forever21 and couldn’t wait to wear it with neutrals, like this.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01818923440896160527 Andrew Evan

    This is such a great look!

    Andrew Evan


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07306977330311619161 Malu Swartjes
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00697257277387298220 Domonique Wilson

    Perfectly styled! Love the addition of the metallic flats :)


  • http://www.pinkcheetahvintage.com/ PinkCheetahVintage

    Those gold shoes are fab!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14165083680173613219 C.A.R.

    Looks great on you :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fascinating boyfriend jeans!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16319994731321057671 Somebody

    This is such a cool combination!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17533868084722522926 Marina Ortiz Cortés

    Metallic shoes are in my heart and they don’t want to leave

    Velvet Marina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02823300931345236055 Trendy Mondays

    Love this look – the neon sweater and metallic flats are just the right touches for this androgynous outfit!! Love. Love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02823300931345236055 Trendy Mondays

    Love this look – the neon sweater and metallic flats are just the right touches for this androgynous outfit!! Love. Love.

  • Anonymous

    This is such a comfortable looking outfit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07742009826475965744 Zoe P

    I love your outfit so much – but I just can’t stop staring at your CAMERA! I love it. What camera and lenses do you use?

    LFW street style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17758075136992207091 Laura Ward

    Gorgeous as ever Karen. I love how you add those little unexpected touches x x x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14207816369233576629 Debora ETS

    Cute outfit. I especially love the shoes.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    that jumper is gorgeous

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01035209489090198665 Rhymes With Fashion

    Those shoes are fantastic! I almost didn’t click to see more pictures (I have really short hair, and men’s wear makes me look too masculine), but I’m glad I did just because of the shoes! Killer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11198549038532071105 Ashlei Mosley

    That neon jumper is fantastic, I like how’s its a bit softer than most neon. Still neon, but not so in your face. And metallic + denim = perfection.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04627316175469162657 Soul Fishing

    Lovely! Neon works so well for you!



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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Zoe P – its a Nikon D700. That particular lens was a rental: 70-200 zoom. Normally I favour the 85 fixed 1.4 !!

    Anon @ 12.34pm – I’d like to know that too if it’s happening to anyone else. Looks ok on my screen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05479660870779798748 Maggie Adofo

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. I actually went out of my way to try on a pant suit at Express once… I almost bought it because it looked so good haha!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Maggie Adofo – Whattt?? will you go back and get it? I like to take a quick cell shot in the changing room to keep with me to look at to see if I really love how it looked or if it just looks ‘eh’ over time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12833093840929379799 Prudence Iticka

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    wow!! Amazing is the word to describe,xoxo


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Hi Yolanda – Woah thank you!!!

    Prudence – huge compliment!

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