Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man

Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man

We chat to fashion blogger Kira Paten about this years highlights and her view on guys style.

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There is something really warming about Kira and this is reflected on her blog and instagram. Maybe it’s the subtle and classy themes, the great Canadian outdoor backdrops or just a great sense of being able to pose.

Northern Style Exposure – which is her blog – is doing really well and she has a strong following on Instagram. Judging from both, we would assume that Canada are just as excited about Christmas as we are in the UK.

So we thought we would catch up with her to find out what sparks her fashion interests and what her 2015 was all about.

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Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man

How’s your year been so far? Any major highlights?

It’s been an amazing year as usual! I’ve been fortunate enough to have gone on several blog related trip. I love to travel for campaigns, it’s always the best part of my job as a full time blogger. In saying that, I’ve had a blessed year of staying at home with my little guy. Luckily my career affords me the time to work from home so I can be with my special guy.

What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

Because of the holiday season, I’ve been playing the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack on repeat in my car. Nothing like amazing jazz by Vince Guaraldi to get you in the holiday mood.

What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?

I love a man that can dress both for function and fashion.

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Invest in key pieces: a suit, coat and dress shoes. You can dress up or dress down an amazing topcoat. Pairing lace up loafers with a suit and jeans looks amazing. And using your suit jacket with casual jeans is a must. With those three pieces you can look polished even when you’re not wearing a full piece suit.

One tip to grow your Instagram account

Engagement! Get out there, like and comment on Instagram photos you admire. That interaction is key to growth.

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Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man

Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man

What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

Don’t get me wrong, I love a man in the athleisure trend but I draw the line at tear away track pants out and about.

Worst dating experience you’ve had?

When someone tells you in the first 5 minutes of dinner conversation that they are training to be a cage fighter, love online gambling everyday and the intimate details of their last breakup, the red flags definitely go up.

Any major plans for the rest of 2015?

Our little guy is 2, so for our family this feels like a Christmas he can really participate in for the first time. So we plan on doing tons of family related activities leading up to the big day.

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

George Clooney hands down.

Kira Paten Chats to The Idle Man
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