My Style Rules: Fashion Designer Pat Salter

The Pretty Green creative director on layering, statement pieces and staying true to yourself

My personal style is simple but considered. I get to visit some amazing places through work, like Tokyo and Hong Kong, where I tend to invest in statement pieces, which I then mix with jerseys and denim.

Getting ready should be quick and easy, so organization is key. I find grouping my clothes into categories makes for a much easier morning. That way tees, shirts and coats are all easily accessible and in order.

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Every man should have the following five things in his wardrobe: Raw Japanese selvedge slim fit jeans, a coat that gives you confidence, clean underwear, a decent leather jacket and fresh white sneakers.

A man should never wear a dress.

My style heroes are Brian Jones – being a Rolling Stone allowed him to pull off some crazy looks – and Steve McQueen for his pure simplicity. The best-dressed man in the world today is Joaquin Phoenix.

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There’s nothing worse than an ill-fitting suit, and there’s really no excuse these days. There are various options out there, whatever your budget, you’ve just got to know your measurements and buy accordingly.

It’s always good to be aware of trends but ultimately you should do your own thing and rock it.

Mix things up. I’m a big fan of layering underneath outerwear. I’ll be wearing more of our Black Label collection this season, twinning smart trousers with jersey pieces – they’re easily worn together.

In terms of accessories – hats, bags, tiepins etc.; it’s all good as long as you give it some thought. But never all at once.

The most important thing about winter dressing is your coat. It’s all about the intricate details – like a secret pocket, or a zip that people won’t notice – and of course, layering.

My one rule for living a stylish life: Be true to yourself.

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