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Get The Style: London Fashion Week Trends

By September 23, 2012Fashion News, Style Picks

You’ve bought a suit and you think you look fresh. However, PAUSE would like to point out that the pocket on your jacket is empty and is crying out for an accessory.

Originally, pocket squares were used as handkerchiefs, but as disposable tissues became more popular, the pocket square was reborn as a crucial fashion accessory.
It is important that the pocket square you choose complements your suit/shirt/tie combination, however there is one crucial rule: Never match your pocket square with your tie. This will incur the wrath of the fashion world (a funny look and some eye rolling).
It is also important to note that if you are going to wear one for work, it is better that a plain one is worn, and more patterned ones are saved for special occasions, such as a wedding.

If you want to start off with something basic go for a plain white pocket square and simply fold it so a line a couple of millimetres high is showing above the pocket. This is called the presidential fold.
There are many variations on how to fold and wear your pocket square, however, don’t get weighed down with the folding, sometimes the best way to wear it is to simply shove it in the pocket.

In time, you’ll have a collection of pocket squares that will fit every occasion as well as every combination of shirt suit and tie you have. Pocket squares may be a small detail, but they set apart the Men from the wannabes.

By Nathan Agyekum
@MasterNath

You’ve bought a suit and you think you look fresh. However, PAUSE would like to point out that the pocket on your jacket is empty and is crying out for an accessory.

Originally, pocket squares were used as handkerchiefs, but as disposable tissues became more popular, the pocket square was reborn as a crucial fashion accessory.
It is important that the pocket square you choose complements your suit/shirt/tie combination, however there is one crucial rule: Never match your pocket square with your tie. This will incur the wrath of the fashion world (a funny look and some eye rolling).
It is also important to note that if you are going to wear one for work, it is better that a plain one is worn, and more patterned ones are saved for special occasions, such as a wedding.

If you want to start off with something basic go for a plain white pocket square and simply fold it so a line a couple of millimetres high is showing above the pocket. This is called the presidential fold.
There are many variations on how to fold and wear your pocket square, however, don’t get weighed down with the folding, sometimes the best way to wear it is to simply shove it in the pocket.

In time, you’ll have a collection of pocket squares that will fit every occasion as well as every combination of shirt suit and tie you have. Pocket squares may be a small detail, but they set apart the Men from the wannabes.

By Nathan Agyekum
@MasterNath
Another great London Fashion Week has been and gone, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Looking at our street style shots we have selected some great pieces so you too can steal the style spotted at London Fashion Week S/S’13. From studded accessories to printed shirts we have a great selection to give your wardrobe the autumn update it deserves.

Accessories
Bags are more than just a necessity, they are a must have accessory to help freshen up your wardrobe. Stylish bags were a huge hit at this week’s London Fashion Week – from the classic satchel to the old school Adidas original holdall they definitely stood out.


Adidas original holdall,£54, ASOS


Contrast Leather Satchel, £55, ASOS

Spikes and studs were a huge influence once again in this season’s street style. Everything from shoes to iphone cases were embellished with studs and jewels. If you like the idea of studs done in a subtle way then check out our latest finds. Similarly, you can recycle your old wardrobe and stud them yourself, the option is yours.

Spike and chain collar, £15,Topman


Studded bow tie, £10,Topman

Paisley shirts
Paisley shirts are a trend that came up time and time again at Somerset House for the S/S’13 collections. Check out PAUSE’s favourite Paisley shirts and starting at £28 they are both affordable and stylish.

Paisley Oxford Shirt, £28, ASOS


YMC Bandana Print Shirt, £135, Urban Outfitters 

Tie Dye
Tie dye is a trend that is definitely not going anywhere just yet. Tie Dye had a huge impact on the fashion of the nineties and it is doing the same on our streets today. Due to its handmade DIY aesthetic tie dye can often be quite expensive. For a cheaper alternative get creative and tie dye some old clothes looking for a new lease of life.

Tie dye shirt, £40, Ragged Priest


Tie dye trousers, £75.00, Topman

For more inspiration check out our London Fashion Week street style.

Written by Katie Handy-Beith.

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