Rugged & Refined

Photo Credit: Debbie of DAG iMages


H&M (blazer, shirt, pocket square, denim) | UNIQLO (tie) | HARRISON BLAKE (lapel flower) | ASOS (watch) | ALDO (belt) | ZARA (shoes)

Hey Chicks and Dudes,

This #ootd was inspired by GQ x Timberland's how to mix rugged & refined event. It was a really fun night, I had a great time, and I met some great people. I'm happy I went.

Usually, I find every excuse not to attend these events. Why? Fear. I've always been afraid to put myself out there and meet people. What am I going to say? What if they don't like me? These are invariably the questions I dwell upon. 

I am now less afraid to go and do the things I love. I don't restrain myself from taking advantage of opportunities because I'm tired of being regretful. Had I not attended this event, I would have been filled with remorse this morning, but instead I am glowing with joy. The point is we should stop worrying about what people will think or what we're going to say and just be present in the moment.

Rugged & Refined en bleu. To accentuate the ruggedness of the look, I'm wearing this dark beige twill blazer with dark blue denim jeans and blue brogue boots. For the refined aspect of this look, I went with a nice checkered shirt and some chic accessories - a blueish striped tie with a complimentary lapel flower and watch. I'm ready for this adventure.

This story is that is that of how fear should not dictate your life. “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” - Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code



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