The Shearling

Brass monkeys more than describes the last couple of days, it’s been ridiculously cold right across the country and wrapping up has been a must…or just staying in doors and eating cake till 9pm 🙄

I have wanted a shearling coat for ages now, something warm and casual that I can chuck on over a jumper or shirt and a pair of jeans. Shearling is great for styling up or down so it’s definitely a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe.

ASOS Shearling Jacket | Sam Squire UK Male fashion & lifestyle blogger

I hadn't found the right one, I knew exactly what I was looking for as I had a really particular style in mind. When browsing ASOS one day I found the exact jacket I had been looking for, slim fitting and plain on the outside with a soft tan colour, and super fluffy on the inside to keep me warm.

ASOS Shearling Jacket | Sam Squire UK Male fashion & lifestyle blogger

I have to say I am actually really impressed with just how fluffy it is inside! Often brands will just put a little bit of fur lining round the cuffs, ASOS have packed this bad boy full of the stuff, right up the sleeves and all inside the body, it’s super warm and really comfortable. It’s super thick and is perfect for this time of the year, especially on these ultra frosty mornings!

ASOS Shearling | Sam Squire UK Male fashion blogger

I paired the jacket with a simple pair of Topman spray-on skinny jeans in black, some Nike Stefan Janoski’s in khaki and my gradient blue to grey M&S jumper from their always-stylish Autograph collection.

#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.

Taking Cambridge

So yesterday I headed to Cambridge with my family to surprise my sister for her Birthday and it went SO well…she didn't have a clue 🎉

Topman, Mango, River Island, Dune, Sam squire UK male fashion & lifestyle blogger

For me, it was my first time in Cambridge, it so lovely it’s like some next-level Harry Potter set, seriously cool and a great place to walk around - we would have gone punting down the river but the Great British weather let us down so it wasn't really worth it. Anyway in true blogger form, I took the opportunity to get some outfit shots for today’s blog post.

Rather than lugging all my full SLR camera kit around with me, in my pocket I chucked my Canon G7X so I could just get some quick shots here and there, it definitely passed the test and I am more than impressed!

Topman, River Island, Dune, Mango | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion blogger

It was a pretty chilly day so I chucked on my warmest coat which is from River Island - I see quite a few guys wearing this, it’s sort of a bomber-shearling hybrid, it’s pretty cool and like I say, keeps you nice and warm. You can find all the different colourways of it by clicking here.

Next up, I love a shirt to team with a casual outfit, it’s great for spring because it offers you that element of warmth for when it’s chilly but also wont get you too stuffy either. The shirt I picked for this outfit is from H.E. by Mango - I actually picked this up when I was in Europe last year, due to the fact it’s a year or so old I don’t think Mango stock it right now - however, this one is a great match for it and will only set your back £36!

The jeans I am wearing are part of a new collaboration that’ll all become apparent in a couple of weeks. These are from…you guessed it, Topman and are the spray-on skinny fit - pretty much the only fit of jeans that I wear, baggy jeans on me just look absolutely ridiculous to be honest. They’ve got the ripped knee that I am loving right now and cost a pretty fair £40 - I always say that I am happy to buy Topman jeans for £40 because they last so long, always really impress me, check them out here!

Finally, the boots. Now a lot of guys have a defined style, they either rock boots or sneakers or brogues etc etc however my shoe wardrobe is full of all different styles of shoes from sneaks to brogues and everything in between. These boots are from Ask The Missus and I picked them up from my local Office store - they’re so comfortable that I am fully intending on buying all of the other colour variants that they stock - these are called the Blame Game Zip Boot and cost £74.99, I personally love the slouchy casual style of them.

What are your style choices this spring? Drop me a comment below or over on the following social media…

Wan’t to collaborate or send me something? Either get in touch or drop something over to my PO BOX: Sam Squire, PO BOX 10521, Seaford, NG34 4EQ

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