Maximizing the Basics: James Samuel


Welcome to my new male blogger series: #StealHisStlye, which features interviews with some of my favorite fashion male bloggers who effortlessly add their sauce to the fashion industry. These bloggers are game changers and it’s time to give them the spotlight. Iconic and eclectic style is derived from numerous sources, let’s get inspired!  #StealHisStlye will show the evolution and diversity of male fashion and latest styles by trendsetting bloggers.

Founder of Lookin Good Feelin Fine, James Samuel’s style nourishes the simplistic approach. His clean aesthetic touch adds a glaze to the minimalist style by maximizing the basic pieces. James relishes in blogging about fashion, well-being and skincare but he is taking style to another level by adapting a new medium. He is the co-founder of Intensae Nail Lacquer, a nail line paying tribute to inspiring women while treating your nails to an enhanced experience of intense pigmented shades and long-lasting wear. Let’s find out more about James and his style.

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
Natonya: Hometown?

James Samuel: Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Natonya: Why did you start fashion blogging?

James Samuel: It started as a lifestyle blog because I enjoy healthy living and skincare, then the fashion side developed organically and it’s becoming a main focus.

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
natonya: Describe your go-to look.

James Samuel: It nearly always start with a good pair of jeans then some sneakers, boots and so forth.

natonya: What is your definition of fashion?

James Samuel: A form of self-expression that protects you from the elements.

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
natonya: Five words to describe your style.

James Samuel: Effortless, functional, timeless, classic yet casual.

natonya: Who or where do you get fashion inspo?

James Samuel: Out and about in London or when I’m travelling to foreign places. Instagram is also good.

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
natonya: Favorite designers/stores/brands.

James Samuel: Mr. Porter has everything I want otherwise Topman is a more realistic but great option.

natonya: Can’t walk out the door without wearing?

James Samuel: Underwear, socks and footwear!!

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
natonya: What advice do you give someone trying to discover his or her style?

James Samuel: Build a collection of key pieces, leather jackets/boots/sneakers, denim for your body type etc. Then go to stores and try on trend-driven pieces to combine with the key pieces until you discover looks that work for you. Take inspiration from others and remember how they put different things together to make a look. If you have a genuine interest, then it will all come together after enough practice. 

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel
natonya: What changes would you like to see in the fashion industry?

James Samuel: I love that some brands are offering recycling options, fast fashion is so bad for the environment, we just need to see more of it and change our own mentality towards shopping. As a blogger, I think it’s important to promote sustainability over always wearing something new.

Photo Courtesy of James Samuel / @mrjamessamuel

For more on how to wear basic pieces in a classic and contemporary way, visit Lookin Good Feelin Fine for more tips. don’t forget to scroll through the Intensae Nail Lacquer collection!

James Samuel: Social Media

Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin’ 

Follow Me

Twitter | Pinterest | Polyvore | Bloglovin’ 





18 Comments Add yours

  1. His casual look is on point!!!! I like this male series, nice to know how men view fashion and I can get with his style! I need to get me some of that intensae nail lacquer!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree, it’s pretty cool to learn a male’s perspective on fashion. I must be honest, the simplicity men has with fashion is super contagious! So glad you like the series 🙂


  2. I’ve never really considered sustainability in fashion, I didn’t even know some labels had a recycling option either! But I guess when you think about how much fashion changes it does make sense

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Great point Hannah! the evolution of fashion continues to surprise us in many ways making it more interesting to become creative with our style. Thanks for commenting ❤


  3. Creative Nails says:

    This was so interesting to read! Will be cool to see how the series goes with all other bloggers you interview 🙂 I look forward to reading them!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoy the series!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lena Dee says:

    Omg mega fashion points for his minimalist looks! This was enjoyable to read and hear his POV on sustainability. Very well articulated…definitely one to keep an eye on

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree his minimal look is contagious, so nice to see 🙂 Thanks for commenting!


  5. A Cup of Wonderland says:

    I’m loving this new series! It really interesting to read about other peoples experiences through interview form and also I love the design of your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m so happy you like the series and my blog design, thanks so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. What a great post idea! I loved the style advice!- x

    Liked by 1 person

  7. glowsteady says:

    Makes some great points. It’s hard to know where to get sustainable fashion, especially on the high street. It’s great to raise awareness x


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Great point, it’s hard to find sustainable fashion but maybe that’s an area the fashion industry should focus on, a new niche! Thanks for commenting ❤


  8. monicawongblog says:

    Omg I love your website layout so much, it’s SO professional! I’m loving the interview series. It’s so nice to hear about other careers! Keep it up lovely. Monica x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WOW!! Thank you so much Monica, it means a lot you like my website as you have been an inspiration for me throughout my blogging journey. So glad I discovered you 🙂


  9. These new series will be amazing! Lovely post👌🏻😇

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Rossye, glad you like the series!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s