Thursday, 29 May 2014

White Out

Shirt - RabbitHole London, Jeans - Topman, Scarf - We Are Hairy People, Brooch - Topman, Creepers - Underground













In contrast to my last post I have decided to put together an all white outfit. Summer is here (ish), and as usual with the Summer months white on white dressing is a massive trend. Definitely a hard trend to get right, you have to style it the right way, or risk looking like a member of Westlife circa 1998. As much as the trend is white on white, I felt I needed to throw in a bit of light was denim, as it just didn't look or feel right when I tried styling with white jeans or trousers. I wanted to do another post with my extra long shirt from RabbitHole, as it's such an amazing piece, and perfect for the all white trend. I accessorised with this amazing scarf, by We Are Hairy People. This brand was started up buy one of my Uni friends, and has come along leaps and bounds. She is now even selling her stuff in Topshop - Amazing. I'm so proud of everything she has achieved with her business, and you will struggle to find a more gorgeous and talented girl! Her main focus is Womenswear, so all you female readers I encourage you to check out her website, but there are a few pieces (like this scarf), that are definitely unisex. I spray painted the shoes white myself, as I struggled to find an all white creeper, and I really love how the spray paint is cracking - I think it gives them a Margiella feel, and really compliments the hand painted scarf! I recently saw a photo of an amazing all white look for the Juun J Spring/Summer 14 collection, which nails the trend in a much slicker way than this outfit post, so I might try to recreate that look for you guys sometime soon!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Black Out

Man Skirt - Borderline Apparel, Shirt - Zara, Clutch - Zara, Sunglasses - Borderline Apparel, Necklace - Accessorize, Sandals - Office
















As much as I love to have a bit of colour in my wardrobe, you really can't beat black on black. Black is flattering, slick, and allows you to go mad with layering without ending up looking like a crazy person who decided to wake up and put on half their wardrobe without thinking about it. It's also perfect all year round. The other day I came across another fantastic menswear shop in East London - Borderline Apparel. They have some really edgy, fashion forward pieces for men that are really all about having fun with fashion. And lets face it - having fun is what fashion is for. I decided to buy this amazing man skirt (The label described them as Urban Pants, but seriously - this is a skirt with leggings attached). They are without doubt the comfiest things I have ever worn, and the wrap skirt detailing make them so on trend. As the leggins are attached, half the layering is already done for me, so I decided to keep things simple with a plain black shirt. The longer length of the shirt really compliments the detail of the skirt. To add a bit of shine I accessorized with a silver stud pendant, my studded clutch, and these fantastic mirrored flip-up sunglasses, also from Borderline Apparel. Who said you shouldn't wear black in the Summer?

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Future Sport

Shirt - Urban Renewal, Shorts - Zara, Mesh Top - Boohoo, Socks - American Apparel, Sandals - New Look, Necklace - Topshop, Backpack - Topman














Sportswear is still having a massive influence this season, so I decided to post another sports inspired look, this time much more appropriate for the current heatwave we are experiencing. I spotted these amazing jersey shorts (Shorts? Skirt? Skort?), in Zara. The wrap front gives them a really cool edge, and makes the Skort trend wearable for guys! Being made from a heavyweight jersey with an elasticated waistband they are super comfy to wear. I had so many different ideas about how I wanted to style the shorts, but when I came across the vintage shirt in Urban Outfitters I knew exactly what to put together. To really pull together the sportswear influence, I layered an airtex top underneath the shirt, and wore sporty striped calf socks. Ok, I know, I committed the ultimate fashion sin - socks with sandals - but this has been popping up on the runway a few times recently, and has almost become 'So wrong it's right'. I think it's all in the styling - if I was wearing them with cargo shorts and a bum bag in various shades of brown and beige then you would have full permission to slap me across the face, but in this look I think they work. To complete the look I wore a chunky silver chain, and the essential leather backpack.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Unconditional Spring/Summer 14 Lookbook


THIS. This is how men should dress. I am so in love with the Unconditional Spring/Summer lookbook images that I just had to share some of them with you. I am coveting the whole collection. From that absolutely perfect bondage top made from metal rings and elastic, to those drop dead tailored short shorts - I want it all. Unconditional is a brand that effortlessly combines slick tailoring with gorgeous drapery with a dark and rebellious edge. I have admired this brand for a while, but the new collection seriously takes it to another level. I don't think there is a single piece pictured above that I couldn't see myself wearing, and absolutely loving. The genius of this brand is all in the details - that extra panel of chiffon at the bottom of a crisp white shirt, the cutaway collar on a leather blazer, and the bondage straps holding together the armholes of a sleeveless shirt. WANT. NEED. PERFECTION. Shop the collection here.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Go The Long Way

Shirt - Rabbithole London, Jersey Top - Studio Collection LDN, Gilet - Topman, Jeans - Zara, Boots - Aldo, Bootstraps - Topshop, Necklace - Topman

















One of my favourite things about living in London is all the fantastic independent brands and boutiques you can stumble across and fall completely in love with. While wandering around the Stables Market in Camden I managed to come across two such places. Rabbithole is a brand I have blogged about previously, and my collection of clothes from there is growing and growing! Rabbithole stocks streetwear with a vintage rock and roll twist, in a combination of unisex and menswear styles. My most recent purchase from there is this absolutely spot on long length white shirt. Described as the 'Essential' white shirt - it is without a doubt the missing piece from my wardrobe. The other boutique I came across is called Studio Collection, and sells emerging designer pieces. As I'm sure you can tell, I'm really loving longer length tops at the moment - being 6'3, this is a look that really works for me. This black jersey top has a slit up as far as the hip line, giving it a bit more interest, and making sure it doesn't look like a dress (the one risk when wearing a longer length top). This also makes it a fantastic layering piece! So with that in mind I thought it best to wear them both together. I kept the rest of the styling true to the rebellious attitude both these shops have towards fashion, throwing on ripped jeans, my leather gilet and chunky boots. I finished the look with a statement stag necklace. Now get yourself to Camden and check both these places out!


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