How’s it going! It’s that time AGAIN! IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING! IT’S GOING TO BE EXCITING! YOU WILL CRY! YOU WILL LAUGH! YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINED…ok seriously, I don’t know where this burst of energy came from. However, it’s a new week, which means, new goals, news plans, and new content! Let’s get into it!
So, you may have already seen some behind the scenes action on my Snapchat (@Sulsworld < if not, follow, stop act prestige), but for those who are unaware. This week, I collaborated with New Look.
The lovely people at New Look, slide into my DM’s and said: “Sul, we love your style and would love for you to create some menswear inspiration, from their latest SS16 collection.” The main focus of this collaboration is on how you or your boyfriend can style the latest New Looks SS16 jacket collection for Number 1. Date Night, Number 2. Hanging out with friends and Number 3. The night out with the boys.
So with that being said, I’ve put together three different looks, showing how you or your boyfriend, lover, flame, booty call, or whatever, can get more inspiration on how to style for any of those three occasions. Let’s dive straight in.
Look 1: Date night
This is a pivotal outfit for the occasion! Now, I’m sure you would agree that on a date, in fact on a first date (i.e tinder date) deciding what to wear can be a struggle. Do I go full suited and booted? Maybe she likes guys in bootcuts (if she likes a guy in bootcut jeans, she’s not for you haha). Personally, like a job interview, dressing up and making an effort will never lose you points. For this look, I’ve gone for a smart-casual balance, with a grey sweater and white shirt. Dark grey ripped skinny jeans, giving the look a bit of personality. Chelsea boots to jazz it up and little and finally, to completely this smart casual look, I’ve thrown on my New Look, light blue textured blazer. This outfit says to people, I’ve got style, I’m a cool/chilled dude, but I can go suited and booted if need be.
Look 2: Hanging out with boys
When you’re around your friends, chilling out, going for drinks, or slumped on the sofa playing Fifa. You’re not really thinking about I’ve got to look super stylish or make sure my outfit is on point. You’re more concerned about being comfortable, but still look good at the same time. With that in mind, for this look, I’ve gone for lighter and functional pieces. The jeans are stretch skinny, which always fit perfectly around your legs, whilst giving you room to move around. A simple white T-shirt and this awesome blue worker jacket from the New Look SS16 collection. You can’t go wrong with this look in the summer. It’s simple, stylish and can take you effortlessly from day to night.
Look 3: Night out
Last but definitely not least. This is my favourite look from the shoot. It’s the Friday, Saturday or if you’re hardcore, Sunday night out look (although I wouldn’t advise on wearing the same outfit all 3 days, that’s much mate). On a night out, you want to look good, feel comfortable and show off the arms or chest a little. I’m a t-shirt guy when I go out, you got to have them guns on show boys! HAHAHA (sitting laughing to myself). Anyway, for this look, I decided to keep it super simple and go for an all black look, rocking a black t-shirt and black stretch skinny chinos. To add an extra layer to such a simple look I’ve gone for this beaut, camel suede jacket. Everyone who’s seen this jacket has loved it, a lot of people can’t believe is New Look (mm there you go New Look SS16, pick it up). Jokes aside, I love the contrast between the black and camel suede. This is a look you could wear for all three occasions.
There you have it! My New Look SS16 jacket inspiration, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I enjoyed writing it. Casual jackets are due to be big this summer so you want to make sure you’ve got at least one timeless summer jacket.
Finally, these shots were taken by the talented JJSmith. The whole feel for this shoot was to capture the essence of the clothes in motion. So how the New Look SS16 collection can be worn on by you in your streets. I hope to be working more with New Look on more projects so keep an eye out for more to come.
Shop the New Look SS16 Collection Here.
Photos taken by JJ Smith.