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.
Back in 2006, New York City based menswear designer, Michael Bastian, launched his apparel line and I’ve been hooked pretty much ever since. I mean, this shirt is kinda everything! Naturally, then, I was delighted when I saw Michael’s latest collaboration with one of my colourful favourites from the high street, Uniqlo. It’s fair to say that Unqilo know how to nail colour in menswear – this coat was a favourite when I shared it on Instagram recently, for example.While a shirt from Michael’s main line will set you back $475, his range with Uniqlo is really accessible with polo shirts from £14.99/$24.90 – a bargain! I was instantly drawn to this cute shuttlecock polo because if you show me a repeat pattern/illustration and I am a happy guy!The red collar and sleeve trim detail gives the blue polo a graphic look that works well against the repeated shuttlecock emblems. I decided to pair the polo with white denim to give the outfit a gently nautical vibe. Red, white and blue – it’s an outfit colour combination that is hard to beat for summer.A dark leather belt with an anchor buckle is another nod to the nautical summer feel of the look, which is completed with comfortable brown boaters. How do you like to wear polo shirts? What do you think of this outfit?