Best Dressed At The Brits
Love it or loathe it, the Brit Awards is a staple of the Great British TV Schedule in February, famed as much for its often catastrophic presenters as its sometimes mindblowing collaborations (anyone remember Bjork and PJ Harvey in 1994? No? Just me then?) Well in any case, the Brits never fails to give us something to talk about. And last night was no exception – say what you like about Katy Perry but her day-glo Egyptian look absolutely nailed it. And OMG Prince! *salutes James Corden for selfie action*
For me, however, the most exciting thing about the Brits was the incredible men’s fashion on parade. I don’t know if you agree, but I felt like this year the men seemed to be streets ahead of the women in the fashion stakes (although DAIM Beyonce!). From Pharrell, to Tinie, to Labrinth, to Alex Turner, the dudes were looking supa SHARP. And it’s good to think about what sartorial lessons we can learn from these stylish hombres to take us forward through spring.
Blue is the Colour
This season you don’t have to be a Chelsea fan to agree that blue is the colour. At last night’s Brits everywhere you looked the coolest men were rocking blue. From the intense shiny sapphire blue of Dot Major of London Grammar’s suit to Tom Odell’s deep blue dandy frock coat, blue was all over the show last night and being used to great effect. A bright blue polo shirt will bring you up to date and suits pretty much all skin tones.
Pharrell Williams cannot put a foot wrong. I know it, you know it, every woman on planet Earth knows it. There’s no use trying to fight it – Pharrell makes us HAPPY. And he knows how to dress, right? So that means that there is a very strong chance that we are going to have to get our collective heads around the idea of extreme turn-ups in time for spring. The key to making this look work is having the right shoe. Tinie Tempeh’s been leading the way in teaming a short trouser with a nice neat loafer for ages now and if you follow his understated, super slick example you won’t go far wrong. Try pairing a tailored chino like these twist seam offerings from Jack & Jones, turned up to show off these H by Hudson Florio Navy loafers.
This look ticks all the style boxes but still manages to be super wearable. The only rule is NO SOCKS.
Alex Turner has basically won at life. He’s dating Alexa Chung, he’s the singer in by far one of the best bands of the 21st century so far, and he just keeps getting more and more damn hot. He’s been pioneering the rocker look for a while now and at last night’s Brits he looked amazing in both his outfits. The Rockabilly look can be a difficult one to pull off so if you’re dabbling for the first time it’s worth going for a more wearable/ less “Hi I’m an Elvis Impersonator” version. Try combining a nice dressy shirt from Original Penguin with some skinny jeans from Religion Clothing, and bring the look together with a really good jacket like this smart but practical Windbomber Jacket from Levis Jeans for a totally achievable Alex Turner vibe.