If like me you are stuck in a style slump and don’t know what exactly you need to inject into your summer wardrobe for that extra bit of oomph then Philip Lim is the man for you. Lately I’ve been buying copious amounts of clothes, yet when I dissect my purchases everything seems to be the same which is why I am now thanking the Lord himself for allowing Mr. Lim to come into my life! Lim’s collection is full to the brim with cool, suave clothes which combine the perfect amount of fashion and sass for the upcoming summer season. From coats to sleeveless shirts, pants to shorts and knitwear to shades, Lim has everything covered for every type of summer weather imaginable and every piece is just as fierce as the last.
What I perhaps love most about the collection is the brilliance that Lim masters in pushing the fashion envelope while still keeping within the realms of normality and keeping the mass market more than happy. Now follow me, if you please, while I bring you on a trip through this spring/summer hit and give you some wondrous commentary along the way.
Lim begins his collection with an array of sleeveless tops, checked pants, leather, fringe and a speckled, paint-effect pattern, all of which are gorgeous. My favourite of these pieces/techniques, however, definitely has to go to the speckled paint-effect, that and the fringe! These are two aspects which can easily be added into anyone’s wardrobe yet are subtle. They also hold their own and give a distinction that will make people look at you twice, however, making them the perfect wardrobe addition. Check them out here:
(I also LOVE this sleeveless shirt! Yes it’s a bit risque, but the cut-out holes are so unique and would be amazing on someone who can pull them off).
Continuing on, Lim introduces the best part of his collection, for me. Namely, his scintillating use of blues and greens. He uses the most stunning colours here and utilizes them to their utmost with the felt effect, shiny fabric and leather jacket being my climax of his entire collection.
This coat is just so beautiful, and with this shorts it is perfection!
This is possibly the best look for me. I absolutely adore the top and if I could afford it my Visa card would be getting a serious hit right about now!
This jacket just oozes the perfect combination of cool and funk.
Tailoring then comes into play with some more plain, chill pieces which are all about the styling. It’s important to remember that no-one expects you to wear exactly what is on the runway with the shirt/short combo below being a perfect example. The look is gorgeous and cool, yet preppy at the same time and although oversized it can be pared back into a more demure look for us mere mortals to wear. I do absolutely love the extremity shown by the look however!
Continuing on Lim goes for some more bold colour choices which might not necessarily be to your taste, but they definitely continue on the path of funking it up and making your wardrobe that bit more desirable (I do like the jacket quite a lot though)!
Finally, Lim closes the show with one of the most prominent themes of men’s 2014 summer fashion… Yes, you’ve probably guessed correctly – floral prints! What he doesn’t do, however, is sport the generic, usual floral looks. Instead he maintains his cool edge by accessorizing his florals to perfection. He does so by making sure that no two looks are alike (with the exception of the last two). By varying his looks from floral tops with coloured pants, floral pants with plain tops, floral shorts with tops and vice versa, Lim illustrates to us the multitude of ways in which we can wear this look and has an option for every taste. I honestly love every single one of his floral looks, but my favourites would have to be the florals paired with black, studded pieces and the final two looks which showcase a floral overload with floral tops and bottoms all in the one look, making for the perfect fashion statement. Have a look at these terrific triumphs below:
So there you have my synopsis of one of the coolest collections of the summer! Let me know what you think, if you would like more male posts and if Lim is the type of style for you.
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All photos in this post are courtesy of: http://www.fashionising.com