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MR. BAZAAR WORE: T-SHIRT, J.CREW / BELT, ASOS / WATCH, DANIEL WELLINGTON / SHORTS, J.CREW / TOTE BAG, TATE / SHOES, OFFICE

So here it is: my first style post! Long-time readers of Bright.Bazaar will know of my penchant for the bow tie, and in the introduction to my book I wrote about how colour cheers my day not only at home, but in what I wear and see, too. As I’m already blogging about my colourful travel inspirations I figured it would be fun to share my bright fashion inspirations with you, too. The result? A new series called Bright.Style where I’ll be posting my outfits and sharing the different sources so you can either get the look yourself, or perhaps take ideas from it for your other half.

To kick the column off I’m sharing a casual summer look that suits the extortionately hot and humid temperatures we’ve experienced in London recently. The outfit started with one of my favourite nautical tees from J.Crew, and I built it out from there by pairing it with their washed-out mint green Stanton shorts and a classic pair of Loafers from Office. I wanted to gently reference the nautical style, so the leather anchor belt was ASOS was perfect, as was the red and navy stripe of my Daniel Wellington ‘Cambridge’ watch. I like how the tote bag I bought at the Malevich exhibition at the Tate Modern injects graphic colour into the look. What do you think of my ‘summer in the city’ outfit, folks?

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I had such a brilliant time on the road with Boden last week. Kate, Kristabel, Carrie, a bunch of journos and I hopped on a flight down to Newquay for two days of fun in the sun on the Cornish coast. Basing ourselves in the picturesque town of Padstow meant we were right by the sea, making us perfectly located for exploring the surrounding countryside and coastal areas.

We stayed in the serene rooms above Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, which were decked out in a calming nautical style, and many of them overlooked Padstow bay and harbour. I loved how my room had a mini library area with two armchairs so there was space to relax and work away from the bed. In fact, Rick Stein has somewhat of a monopoly in Padstow with multiple shops and restaurants throughout the town. My highlight was the fish and chips we ate for lunch on the first day – literally the best I’ve ever tasted! That night we dinned in his famed Seafood Restaurant, ahead of a day learning how to cook seafood in his renowned cookery school. We also managed to find time to go foraging for edible blooms and vegetables across Trerethen Farm, so it was a packed but super inspiring few days. Thank you to the charming team at Boden for being perfect hosts! I’ll let you soak in all the beautiful hues I spotted from my two days exploring the Cornish coast. How fun are my new blue suede shoes? Perfect for Mr. Bazaar! Have you ever been to Cornwall? What inspires you about the seaside?

// Photography by Will Taylor

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1. I loved how the Steven Alan Stripe bedding was styled at West Elm London on Sunday.
2. You can tell British summertime is here when the union jack bunting starts appearing!
3. This front door charmed my pants off because of the door colour, window box; in fact – because of everything.
4. This industrial store fitting caught my eye on Saturday.
5. I liked this apple crate display I saw at the deli.
6. Experiencing sunset in a wheat field is like seeing golden hour on heat!
7. Enjoyed cooling down with frozen yogurt on Sunday.
8. Loved this sunny yellow bloom.
9. I had to have this typographic notebook the moment I saw it in Paperchase – so cool.
10. Loved this blue and brass combo I spotted in Westminster on Sunday afternoon.