By MH Staff - Posted on 1st October 2014
All the looks to take you through a typical week.
1 EVERYDAY OFFICE WEAR
YOU WILL NEED: blazer + shirt + pocket square + jeans + belt + BAG + shoes. Your jeans should be smart enough to wear with a blazer, so go for a darker wash with a straight or slim-fit cut. Complete the look with a pocket square and remember to match your belt to your shoes. Pinstriped blazer R999 Truworths, silk pocket square R169 Topman, shirt R439 Topman, Dean slim-fit jeans R999 Lucky Brand at Edgars Waterfront, woven belt R199 Topman, slip-on loafers R999 Aldo, briefcase R759 Zara
2 BUSINESS MEETINGS
YOU WILL NEED: navy blazer + shirt + tie + pocket square + chinos + brogues. Make sure your tie width complements the size of your collar and jacket lapel – you don’t want a skinny tie with a wide collar. Style-wise, you can have fun with prints, like wearing a checked or gingham shirt with a dotted tie. Sports blazer R899 Woolworths, silk pocket square R169 Topman, checked shirt R375 Old Khaki, knitted tie R800 Ted Baker at Stuttafords, slim-fit chinos (with belt) R300 Edgars, wingtip brogues R679 Bronx at Jordan Shoes.
3 PRE- AND POST-GYM
YOU WILL NEED: hoodie + tee + trackpants + sneakers + bag. For gym, a pair of plain navy trackpants will coordinate well with most trainers and throw on a grey hoodie for extra warmth. Finished with your workout? Try a blazer to go; it’s a modern take on the athletic look. Sports blazer R899 Woolworths, zip-up hoodie R339 Topman, V-neck T-shirt R199 Topman, sweatpants R649 Adidas, Stockholm sneakers R839 Onitsuka Tiger at Jordan Shoes.
4 SUMMER STROLL
YOU WILL NEED: hat + denim shirt + V-neck T-shirt + shorts + belt + sneakers. Chino shorts look great with a denim shirt. Keep your off-duty look relaxed by adding a hat and a pair of sneakers. Straw trilby R379 Zara, double pocket denim shirt R599 Levi’s, V-neck T-shirt R199 Topman, slim-fit chino shorts R379 Zara, woven belt R199 Topman, Stockholm sneakers R839 Onitsuka Tiger at Jordan Shoes.
5 AT THE PUB
YOU WILL NEED: jacket + golfer + jeans + sneakers. When it’s rainy and overcast, just add another a layer. But remember to keep the fit trim, so you don’t look bulky. A bomber-style jacket on a Friday night with a golf shirt, a pair of jeans and some sneakers will keep things stylish and your vibe relaxed. Zip-up jacket R1 299 Zara, golf shirt R799 Ben Sherman, Dean slim-fit jeans R999 Lucky Brand at Edgars Waterfront, Stockholm sneakers R839 Onitsuka Tiger at Jordan Shoes.
6 A WEEKEND MINI BREAK
YOU WILL NEED: jacket + T-shirt + jeans + brogues + bag. A tog bag is the perfect choice for a short getaway. This canvas option is lightweight and spacious enough to carry an extra pair of shoes, chinos, a checked shirt and even a bulky blazer. Don’t forget to pack a fresh pair of jocks. Zip-up jacket R1 299 Zara, V-neck T-shirt R399 Ben Sherman, Dean slim-fit jeans R999 Lucky Brand at Edgars Waterfront, wingtip brogues R679 Bronx at Jordan Shoes, tog bag R999 Ben Sherman.
7 SUNDAY LUNCH
YOU WILL NEED: navy blazer + V-neck knit + belt + chinos + loafers. Wearing a suit in summer can make you look a bit stiff. But you can dress this look down with retro-style trainers and a lightweight knit. It’ll keep things more casual. Sports blazer R899 Woolworths, silk pocket square R169 Topman, V-neck knitwear R339 Zara, woven belt R199 Topman, slim-fit chinos R300 Edgars, slip-on loafers R999 Aldo