Abu Dhabi Week gets the lowdown on everything accessories with fashion blogger and independent style consultant Paul Ramos
Looking to spruce up your style? Men needn’t fear the frills of fashion anymore. A dash of accessorising accompaniments, swivel of scarves and bunches of bracelets can instantly take your look from drab to fab. To find out how to do it right we get 25-year-old Paul Ramos to show us how it’s done.
Dapper in the daylight
Summer is already upon us, especially here in Abu Dhabi. To stay stylish under the sun, look for extra protection. A classic Fedora is perfect.
The eyes have it
Sunglasses come in different varieties, shapes and designs so be sure to choose a pair that is appropriate for your face shape. Aside from sprucing up the style factor of your look, you’ll be protecting your eyes (and saving yourself wrinkles) from the harsh sunlight.
Heart on my sleeve
Bracelets are the big trend this season. We are seeing beaded, metal, nylon and even string make an appearance in high fashion but there are plenty of high street options for the savvy customer. Stacking is a huge trend this season and super fun.
No outfit is complete without a classic timepiece to touch it up. For men, watches and wallets are the way to go, and provide the easiest introduction into accessorising. Take it to the next level with high quality or unique pieces to really make a statement.
Goodbye boots, hello loafers! One of the most important things that you should have in your wardrobe, these shoes will take you to great places. Experiment with different styles and colours to spice up your look.
Braided belts don’t just hold up your trousers, they make an outfit. It’s a simple way to make a statement.
The man bags
The designs are typically variations on backpacks or messenger bags, with masculine touches. Take your outfit from the backyard to the boardroom with these modern totes.
Paul’s two cents
Don’t stick to just one look, you should feel free to experiment. Following the latest trends isn’t wrong, but always keep in mind that having your own personal style is the most important thing. Remember you can buy fashion, but not style!
The tick list
Some of Paul’s favourite summer essentials include:
Boat shoes, Loafers and Espadrilles
Wallets, “Murses” or a Men’s Bag
On point purchases
Items from outlets featured in this page include: H&M, Iconic, Aldo, Cotton On, Martino, Guess, EK Shoes, Max, Alcott, American Eagle Outfitters, Max and Ray Ban.