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?


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I totally love this look. It´s simple, confortable and stylish… It´s PERFECT.

    J. Crew rocks.

  2. Yeah – a new bright serie!
    I love all the outfits you’ve been posting on Instagram earlier. I’m a real chicken when it comes to cloths and colours. I’m just going for safe combos. Even though I’m a woman I find your outfits very inspiring! More bright fashion to the people 🙂
    Have a nice weekend! xxx

  3. Love it so much that I just bought the belt, I’ve been needing a new belt for a while and I love that one, will work well with my new shirt that has little fish on it 🙂

  4. Looking good, Will! Check out those guns! Can’t wait to see what other looks you have waiting for us. Tell Toby I say hi. 🙂

  5. I adore your belt. I can picture Jonathan Adler wearing that too.

  6. What fun and what a great model you are! Will this is such a great idea and I love your anchor belt clip. Mel x

  7. Handsome chap you are – loving the tee and the shorts for the MR. Happy Sunday Will,

  8. Love this post! How long ago did you get your shirt from J.Crew? Can’t seem to find on their site. Thanks!

  9. Hope all is well. I was wondering about the fit of your tee. Did you get the J. Crew in tall or slim and how tall are you? I’m guessing it is a size medium. Thanks!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.