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The PAUSE Guide to Smart Causal: Know Your Trouser

If you haven’t already, there is one thing to adjust and direct attention to in fashion its colour. Designers have made good use of colour just about everywhere, from colour blocking, multi-tone colour-ways or head to toe full out outfits based on one single colour. Burberry Prosum Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection previews a whole lot of metallic vibrancy just to demonstrate the extent of eccentric colours to play with. Replacing there well known mute neutral coats and shirts for busy prints and metallic foil fuchsia pinks, rich mint greens and royal blues. Logically, these aren’t the most wearable appearances for the ‘normal’ 9-5 working person however the foundation to meditate on is to make the move on bold colours every now and then effectively but to stay cautious before the purchase that there is always potential to attempt the latest trend and still fail.

Have a look at Burberry’s take on the trend and some of PAUSE’s high street alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum SS13 Menswear available online

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Little by little there is an enthusiastic impact of loud, in your face, vibrant colours from the designer collections on fashion runways to trending high street retailers paired off with more grounded reliable clothing. We at PAUSE support the punchy rainbow accents but simultaneously want to point out that before the rampage of Power Rangers take the streets, take inspiration from the, less is more theory. Feature the colours! If one isn’t completely keen on the transition, trade accessories for vivid alternatives. Try combinations of staple pieces in subtle tones and textures for something easy and simple. Observe the right occasions to express the fullness of the high volumes of vibrancy.

H&M men’s Grandad top

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Dark Navy Jacket

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H&M men’s accessories Cap and Sunglasses

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H&M  men’s Boat shoes.

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All Available online on the H&M  website

 Acne Pullover sweatshirt

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Yellow Contrasting Cardigan sweater

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Peach Frame Handmade Sunglasses

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Flint Blue Leather Wallet

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Jasper Red Travel Pouch

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Amber Tab Chestnut Wallet. All Available Online

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Words by Abisola

If you haven’t already, there is one thing to adjust and direct attention to in fashion its colour. Designers have made good use of colour just about everywhere, from colour blocking, multi-tone colour-ways or head to toe full out outfits based on one single colour. Burberry Prosum Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection previews a whole lot of metallic vibrancy just to demonstrate the extent of eccentric colours to play with. Replacing there well known mute neutral coats and shirts for busy prints and metallic foil fuchsia pinks, rich mint greens and royal blues. Logically, these aren’t the most wearable appearances for the ‘normal’ 9-5 working person however the foundation to meditate on is to make the move on bold colours every now and then effectively but to stay cautious before the purchase that there is always potential to attempt the latest trend and still fail.

Have a look at Burberry’s take on the trend and some of PAUSE’s high street alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum SS13 Menswear available online

Spring-Summer-2013- Burberry-Prorsum Spring-Summer-2013-by-Burberry-Prorsum3 Spring-Summer-2013-by-Burberry-Prorsum4 Spring-Summer-2013-Menswear-by-Burberry-Prorsum

Little by little there is an enthusiastic impact of loud, in your face, vibrant colours from the designer collections on fashion runways to trending high street retailers paired off with more grounded reliable clothing. We at PAUSE support the punchy rainbow accents but simultaneously want to point out that before the rampage of Power Rangers take the streets, take inspiration from the, less is more theory. Feature the colours! If one isn’t completely keen on the transition, trade accessories for vivid alternatives. Try combinations of staple pieces in subtle tones and textures for something easy and simple. Observe the right occasions to express the fullness of the high volumes of vibrancy.

H&M men’s Grandad top

hmgrandad top

Dark Navy Jacket

hmprodjacket

H&M men’s accessories Cap and Sunglasses

hmprod (1) hmprod

H&M  men’s Boat shoes.

hmprod (2)shoes

All Available online on the H&M  website

 Acne Pullover sweatshirt

2HE131-229_A_318

Yellow Contrasting Cardigan sweater

29P131-229_A_0821_1

Peach Frame Handmade Sunglasses

17A116-Q74_A_279

Flint Blue Leather Wallet

17B126-202_A_111_3

Jasper Red Travel Pouch

17f131-400_a_013

Amber Tab Chestnut Wallet. All Available Online

27D124-F26_A__1

Words by Abisola

MENS TROUSERSIt’s a well known fact that men do not have the choice that women have when it comes to deciding what to cover your legs with. Wearing trousers is a normal part of everyday life for a man. Whether it be jogging bottoms or suit trousers. But when it comes to abiding by a smart casual dresscode, what trousers should (or shouldn’t) you wear?

As a man’s wardrobe doesn’t contain the option of wearing a skirt, deciding what trousers to wear as part of a smart casual look is relatively simple. The options usually comprise of: formal trousers, jeans, or chinos.

Formal trousers can be in the shape of suit trousers, but this does not mean you can just yank a pair from your suit and wear them out. Do this too often, and one day you will realise your trousers and jacket are now two different shades! Many shops sell suits as individual pieces, so if there’s a suit trouser you feel would also be good to wear out, buy another pair. Also, another mistake is to try and ‘dress down’ formal trousers by wearing them with trainers. This is not a good look!

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The jean has been ubiquitous for over fifty years. The versatile garment can be worn as part of a smart casual outfit, providing the rest of the look is smart, e.g., a shirt and a sturdy shoe, such as a loafer. Stick to dark blue denim, as it’s a classic, and most versatile.

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Chinos have been gaining popularity over the last couple of years. More formal than jeans, but less smart than suit trousers, chinos are the perfect middle ground for the middle ground dresscode that is smart casual. Chinos can be worn with virtually anything; shirts, jumpers, blazers, smart shoes, trainers. However, when it comes to smart casual, it’s best to be worn with a shirt, or a t-shirt and blazer.

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Whatever you decide to wear, the most important rule is: Make sure your trousers fit correctly.

Formal trousers: Next
Jeans: Uniqlo
Chinos: Urban Outfitters

Words by @MasterNath

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