Chipping Campden, UK

Men's Fashion: Styling My Instagram Boyfriend*

If you ask my boyfriend about his fashion inspirations, his answer might just surprise you. That's because his rather unorthodox style icon is Captain Birdseye. Yes, you did read that correctly. My lovely boyfriend owns a huge bright yellow rain coat which makes him look like he should be standing on the prow of a fishing boat, reeling in nets of tuna. If I'm not already attracting enough funny looks when we are out and about taking photos for my own fashion content, his fluorescent coat is enough to make sure every eyebrow is raised! My boyfriend is usually the one behind the camera (and I think you'll agree that he does a great job) but for today's post, we're reversing our standard roles. I've turned him from photographer to model to show off a couple of gorgeous men's accessories from ADEXE and Jacamo. And you'll be delighted to hear that there isn't a fishing net in sight. Let's get started!

One of the first things that attracted me to my boyfriend was his sense of style. He has always been very smart with his outfits: a button-down collared shirt, suit trousers and business shoes are the staples of his wardrobe. But in the winter, your standard brogues just won’t cut the mustard. Unless you want to be arriving at work with wet socks every morning, that is. Thankfully, there are plenty of men’s boots on the Jacamo website which will allow the professional fella in your life to dress weather-appropriately without compromising on their smart look. My boyfriend opted for the Clarks Batcombe Lord Standard Fitting boots in the colour dark tan which, in my totally biased opinion, he looks great in. The rubber soles of the boots are very thick and durable but the brogue detailing retains a professional feel. The combination of the tan boots with dark blue trousers and a mustard jumper makes for a flattering autumnal colour palette.

close up of a men's outfit comprising dark tan boots and watch, mustard jumper and blue trousers

The dark tan detailing for the outfit continues with the THEY Grande Gold & Brown watch from ADEXE. Anybody who follows me on Instagram will know that I am rarely without my very own ADEXE watch, so it was lovely to give my boyfriend the opportunity to try out one for himself! He chose the THEY Grande watch because of the classic multi-functional face, which gives you not only the time but also the day of the week, the date, and the second. Despite packing in a lot of features, the THEY watch is still sleek and stylish. My boyfriend was really impressed with the lightweight and comfortable feel of the watch, as well as the versatility. He commented that the watch will work perfectly with many other outfits from his wardrobe. As with most other ADEXE watches, the THEY Grande comes with interchangeable straps, allowing you to switch the fastenings to match your outfit. Since the THEY Grande is deliberately designed to be unisex, I can't promise that I won't be stealing it to wear myself!

close up of dark tan lace-up boot and dark blue trouser leg, a checked chair in the background

So, there you have it! A sneak peek at the man behind the camera! My content wouldn't be what it is today without my boyfriend's amazing photography so I'm over the moon that I was able to finally feature him properly on my blog. He always indulges my never-ending need for new photos and he puts up with my perfectionism and strange requests on every photo-shoot, for which I am incredibly grateful. Now before this gets too sentimental and you ask me to pass you the sick bucket, I'd like to round off by saying to all of my blogging ladies out there - definitely style up your Instagram boyfriend and snap some pics of him from time to time! Just because he's usually the one behind the camera doesn't mean he doesn't want to look good too!

Until next time,

A x

*This post was sponsored by Jacamo. The watch and boots featured in this post were gifted by ADEXE and Jacamo respectively.