Hey, welcome back! November is here and I for one can't quite believe it! Where did this year go? I feel like this year has gone so quickly, next thing you know it'll be Christmas, oh wait it actually will be! The cold weather is now well and truly here which means, both your and my outfits have all gone though a big seasonal change.

I often feel that day in and day out I wear the same old thing, summer and winter. Don't get me wrong a killer black biker jacket is good for any season, but I do agree, I do need to shake things up every now and again in the outfit department. Even my friends and family tell me I always seem to wear the same classic items again and again but after all that's my style.

The running joke is - "I wonder what your next post is going to feature? Are you going to pair it with your classic go-to black skinny jeans and leather jacket?". I get this particularly from my girlfriend Chloe. Well this weekend I did something about it!

To prove her and any doubters out there wrong, I gave Chloe the challenge of styling me using clothes she's really wanted to see wearing. My wardrobe doors were flung open and she was given full control. SCARY, I must say!

Chloe decided to style me in my old Kooples suit along with my Bella Freud jumper, which she had yet to see me in. She decided to pair it with a vintage shirt which boasts an elongated collar line. I picked this shirt up not so long ago in COW Vintage. It's black and white striped pattern clashed with the dark houndstooth of the suit to make for a statement look, paired with Chloe's vintage shades for that extra touch of rock'n roll.

This was a combination I'd never have worn myself. I guess it was a little out of my comfort zone, even though I was wearing all my own clothing, it's just not an outfit I'd normally put together myself. This was the point though, it was to wear  an outfit combination that I normally imagine wearing. This was the push I needed to sometimes mix it up a little.

Since the seasons have changed I'm going to make a conscious effort (every once in a while) to change from the norm, however, never forgetting my signature underlying style. That's the most important tip I have, if you want to dress a little differently, either a more casual outfit or just want a change, never forget your original style.

Boots: All Saints, Sunglasses Vintage

Shop the jumper at Bella Freud
Shop a similar suit at The Kooples


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