Offically Unofficial

It’s nice that summer make a week-long UK appearance as part of its world tour…I would like a bit more though!! In my latest YouTube video, the guys over at Vision Express challenged me to style up a pair of their brand new Unofficial sunglasses…I reckon I did pretty well! Watch the video below and let me know what you think.

Vision Express also want me to give a pair of these exact sunnies away to one of you lucky lot! To enter, scroll right down to the bottom of this post and you’ll find a quick box to enter you in to the giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY!

#ExpressYourself with Vision Express!

I was super excited to be asked to partner with my old friends Vision Express on the launch of the new Exclusive Brands collections. The other week I headed down to their flagship Oxford Street store in London for the very exciting launch of the collection.

The collection launch was attended by loads of bloggers, models and fashion journos - the event on a whole was hosted by X Factor and celebrity stylist Gemma Sheppard. Exclusive Brands are all about making a statement, the collections are for people who don't just want a pair of glasses, they want a piece of style.

The best part about these designer-quality specs is the price, I personally wear the In Style collection on a daily basis and would compare the quality to the likes of Ray Ban and Ted Baker…not bad for just a fraction of the price!

My sister, Katie from www.thestylinguist.com and I attended the event together and got the chance to sit down and do a bit of filming with Gemma Sheppard, who like the styling-queen she is, managed to guide us around the store and help us pick the best styles for our faces…check out the video below, and don’t forget to sub me on YouTube! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the blog, I get to pick up my new specs in a couple of weeks, and will be sharing my thoughts right here…exciting!!

You can check out all the information you could possibly need about the fantastic Exclusive Brands by clicking here. Don’t forget you can also join the chat on social media using #ExpressYourself.

Awesome for Autumn

So one of my favourite blog series that I do is my Vision Express one. I am super lucky to have a great working relationship with them and some of the ideas for new content we have are pretty cool, I definitely can’t wait to show you them.

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Catching Some Rays

Mallorca literally feels like a distant memory for me…I am back in the UK getting paler by the day thanks to the British ‘summer’ - for the past couple of months I have had a wicked collab going with Vision Express and there’s still loads more to come from that so keep your eyes peeled. Today though I thought I would show you another pair of specs I got from them at the start of the summer!

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I've Been Framed

I have to wear glasses all day every day, when I was younger it used to wear pretty thin, I couldn't wear the sunglasses everyone else had and quite frankly, a looked like a rip-off Harry Potter…those round wire glasses were the story of my childhood, I got my first pair aged four…I was literally walking in to things before, my parents didn't know if I was blind or just plain thick…no need to comment on that one.

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Getting Some Shade

As you’ll all be well and truly aware, I currently have a huge collaborative partnership with Vision Express going on. The lovely folks there have given me a huge range of glasses to shoot and style and use throughout my blog posts this summer. You may also be aware I am currently in Mallorca soaking up the sun, when you put the two together…you get one heck of a sunglasses photoshoot! 

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Pre #FuelMySummer - Six Summer Suitcase (e)Ssentials

I don’t know about you BUT the weather lately in the UK (also known as summer…it doesn't tend to hang around long!) has really given me some summery vibes. As you know, my HUGE blog series #FuelMySummer, which…FYI isn't going to be daily, so there will be a couple of months of non-daily (but still effing amazing) content starting next-actual-week!!! I’ll be kicking things off in Squire style by giving something away…that something is pretty bloody epic and is going to fuel your summer in a very stylish way indeed…enough of that.

I thought I would put together a quick guide to Six Summer Suitcase Ssentials (essentials, but y’know…alliteration and all that) - check out the below list and make sure you have all of these items ready to pack for your sunshine getaway!

Men's Summer Essentials | Go Pro | Scaramouche & Fandango | Vision Express | Ray Ban | Flash Lenses | David Gandy Swim Shorts | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

1. Shoes Glorious Shoes…

What’s a suitcase without a few pairs of stylish and occasion-appropriate shoes - from a beachy flip flop to a sophisticated boat shoe you need to be packing multiple shoes to make sure you’re set for any situation…you can’t wear a trainer on the beach and a flip flop in a bar sounds foot-stompingly painful (in a stylish and literal sense). Don’t forget your espadrille, too…leave the Birkenstock’s where they belong - the bin. (One hopes a ‘croc’ doesn't even come in to the equation).

2. Hair

From days in the pool to laying on the beach, your hair really takes a battering - well, it would if you didn't whack some Scaramouche & Fandango Shampoo in your bag! It cleans deep and leaves your hair super fresh - perfect for if you're headed out exploring for an evening!

3. Face

After a day in the sun and of course after having a shower (probably with S&F’s Shower Gel) you want to slap on some Scaramouche Hydrator to keep your face fresh for the evening ahead…a flakey nose shouldn’t be on anyone’s agenda! Click here to shop Scaramouche!

4. Picture Perfect

Wherever you’re planning on going, you no doubt want to document the whole thing…Kodak wind-up cameras simply aren't acceptable, who even has the time to get film developed these days? Not this guy! I am pretty much in love with my £98 GoPro Hero - this camera is in their brand new camera line-up, it shoots HD, takes pics and is fully water proof and dirt proof…this is really going to come in handy this summer!

5. Sartorial Shorts

A drawstring swimmer is perfect for around the private pool, but if you’re headed out and about, with the chance of a dip in the sea - make sure you’re looking super dapper and naturally stylish with a pair of tailored swim shorts - I know I have mentioned them before BUT David Gandy’s M&S collection is literally everything you need…I have rather excitingly been sent a pair by the lovely folks at Marks’ and the quality is amazing…full post on these coming soon. Make sure to click here to shop the collection 

6. Getting Some Shade

You know what they say…only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Something I will of course be adhering to, we all know that is the best tanning time. Whilst you’re (responsibly) tanning yourself you don't want to be getting all that sun and glare in your eyes…it’s actually super bad for them! Currently EXCLUSIVE to Vision Express, the Ray-Ban Flash Lens New Wayfarer are a really cool matte Wayfarer with literally the sickest lenses you have seen, they’re bright, colourful and vibrant flash lenses - you HAVE to check these out…only £99, too!! Eyes peeled for a post on these very soon!!

I hope this helps you pack wisely…and remember, if you’re packing your suitcase…roll, don't fold! 

The Shades

I definitely think shades are one of the most important things for the summer. Not only to protect your peepers but also to style up your outfit and go all out for the summer - here I have picked my top 4 (because who needs 5?!) summer shades that you definitely want to be rocking this summer, be it chilling by the pool, checking out the amazing scenery or laid on the beach!

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