Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Material Boy #270

Below: You got to love this pink one!

Below: Michael Bastian Spring Summer 2009...blazer with tailored shorts, a smart and casual way to express preppy looks. I can see the Mulberry belt working for these combos:-P

Below: The master of American preppy style...Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2009...

Below: Easy breezy looks from Michael Kors Spring Summer 2009...love those gingham checks trousers!

Below: If you like smart and casual preppy looks for summer, this magazine is an excellent inspiration!

Mulberry Refined Plaque Belt

Recently I acquired a copy of the Japanese magazine, LEON which I feel very inspired by. The magazine mainly focuses on elegant, classic styles which is my cup of tea this spring summer season. There are many features on how to achieve the preppy elegant look for summer. Think Ralph Lauren. Imagery of Hamptons and St Tropez have been my source of inspiration in directing my shopping pattern this season. And the magazine showcases many such styles. Smart and yet casual looks with some splash of colour for spring summer definitely adds a lot of fun to dressing up!

Roll up your pants, wear a pair of bright coloured loafers, paired it with fine knits, smart seersucker blazers or tailored shorts...it's time to hit the Hamptons or Orchard Road!

To complement these classic looks, I found the perfect belt to round off the preppy look. Made not just from the usual canvas material, this Mulberry Refined Plaque Belt is made from real leather. The quirky fun part comes from the bright cheery colours with simple stripes design. The buckle is a classic brass plaque style engraved with the Mulberry Tree symbol. I see it going well with blazer ensembles, tailored shorts and loafers, adding some colours while not being overbearing. :-P Preppy summer anyone?

Source: www.mulberry.com, www.men.style.com

Retail price: UK 130 pounds. Where to buy: www.mulberry.com

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