Words: @oliverinstead / Photos: David
In this festive season, Topman and I have teamed up to present the trends to watch out for if you’re looking to transition through the day from catching up with your besties over a brew to a night out in a cocktail bar having a drink or two.
#Know How to Party!
My friends over at Topman have handpicked three major Christmas party trends (check out the feature) that you can mix and match for to wear from day to night: the three trends are tailored bomber, checked blazer and printed shirt.
All that’s left for me to do, as a chosen style blogger, is to put these trends to the test and demonstrate how you can achieve the maximum wearability of these selected pieces, available at your local Topman store and online.
#The Tailored Bomber
The main element of this outfit is obviously the Topman tailored bomber in beautiful jersey – the ‘hero‘ piece I’ve picked from the three ranges to feature in my daytime look (evening look to follow in my next outfit post).
My decision was influenced largely by the material that gives this timeless wardrobe staple a great modern twist, and because of which can easily be worn casually as well as smartened up for more formal occasions… You know a savvy shopaholic like myself, I’m all about the versatility and how many trillion different looks I could churn out of one item~
#Comfortability Is Key
When I think about going out during the day in December, I think about casual meetups, coffee shops and Christmas shopping and all those Cs add up to one thing – comfort.
So I layer with this chunky H&M polo-neck jumper, which is not only comfy but also bang on trend as roll neck is one of the leading trends in menswear this A/W. I then accessorise with it to emphasise its colour-blocking nature, adding an extra dimension to a monochromic ensemble.
When it comes to styling up a bomber, you cannot go wrong with jeans and trainers. These black super spray-ons, also from Topman are my go-to black jeans because of the fit, the fact that #blackgoeswitheverything and again, comfortability – the no. 1 factor that all gents should consider when choosing the perfect pair of jeans.
Finally, I complete the look with these almost futuristic-looking Florsheim trainers in shiny patent leather for that sporty feel echoing the tailored bomber.