LONDON SUMMER STYLE LOOKBOOK

I’m on. a. video. ROLL!

I’ve always struggled with fashion content as, while I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I’m wearing and what I love, I loathe the idea of telling someone else what they should or shouldn’t wear. I want to share inspiration and continually challenge you (and me!) to consider what where we place our bucks. Are we buying because it’s hot on trend for the season? Or Will this piece be an investment that will become a staple in my wardrobe?

I filmed this with the help of my sweet friend, Eva In The City who I can’t thank enough!


LOOK 1: WHITE T & JEANS

Can’t go wrong with this classic combo, am I right?

I used to prefer a men’s medium t-shirt but, these days, I opt for the women’s crew neck from Uniqlo U. The weight of the fabric is perfect and I go true to size.

As previously mentioned, my denim of choice has a high rise and straight leg with a light wash and some distressing. I find that the higher rise is better for my waist/hip/booty ratio. I’m also entirely over skinny jeans. Perhaps I’m a snob, having worked across heritage and contemporary denim brands but BEAM. ME. UP! One thing I will say is either invest in the absolute perfect pair of jeans or buy vintage. Denim is in the top 3 polluters in the world. We don’t need 30,000 pairs. We know which fits tick our boxes. Stick to that and love your jeans.

Ah, kitten heels. You can probably tell that this style still has a ton of momentum and my 33y/o knees are thankful. They dress up any outfit for sure.

LOOK 2: SUNDRESS & GRANDAD SANDALS

I honestly live for a nerdy sundress and sandal moment. This dress is an oldie from Uniqlo U but any dress with a long, A-line shape will do. Teva’s - or “Air Moses” as like to call them. The shoes that reminds us of our Religious Education teacher in Summer is now on the foot of many a fashion “influencer”. No shade here, I’ve had mine for years and have worn them all over the world - they’re perfect for the beach. Whilst I love a luxury take on things, Teva’s are actually super affordable. If you were interested in a fancy pair, try to hunt down a pair from the the Teva x Area New York collaboration from AW18.

LOOK 3: TONY SOPRANO & PAULIE WALK INTO A MARGIELA STORE…

Listen. If you’re not following @sopranosstyle then IDK what you’re doing with your life. Between Tony, Paulie, Uncle Jun’ (basically me) and even Carmella at times, there’s nothing that compares. There’s something about a shirt paired with a trackpant that raises even my own eyebrow but, somehow, it werqs (U BETTA!). I’m also a fan of a boot in summer and these pants are really long so…………..

LOOK 4: SLIP SKIRTS

Bright colour and pattern? Well, damn, alright den! But really though, it’s nothing to be intimidated by. It’s never worth overthinking these things. My shirt is from Dave’s New York - the only store that I make a point of visiting every time I’m in NYC. The Vans that I’m wearing are from the Goodhood x Vans collaboration last summer - a gift for my part of the campaign. I’ve owned many pairs over the years and these are, by far, my favourite.

What will you guys be wearing this summer?!


SS19 STYLE EDIT

What better way to get back in the swing of things than with an edit of my favourite pieces from this Spring Summer season? Any of these pieces can work together to create a ton of looks that be dressed up or down for a multitude of occasions!

SHIRTS & BLOUSES

I can’t wear Oxford shirts. I wish I could tell you why but I honestly can’t. I think I’m traumatized from wearing them every single day for 7 years on the trot as a student in school. It’s a mental block that I struggle with internally (not really, I just don’t wear them) and my coping mechanism seems to be “it’s ok, so long as it’s not strictly categorized as ‘Oxford’ “. Here are some fun, printed alternatives to the traditional button down.

KNITS

Let’s face it, it’s certainly not warm enough to forego wearing a knit at the moment (as I type this from the comfort of my bed, it’s currently 7 degrees C and due to rain). I like to wear mine with light washed jeans, skirts and over dresses.

DENIM

i needn’t harp on about how integral denim is to my wardrobe. I’m not seasonal with my jeans and tend to go as light as possible or for a washed grey/black in a slim/straight leg. Where possible, I would definitely suggest going vintage!

SKIRTS

Is it a trend? I guess it is. I love the mid-length satin skirt at the moment. Everyone and their mum does. I’m sure you’ve seen it all over Instagram and I’m not really mad at it. I love to toughen mine up with a hoody or oversized knit for a cool contrast. The idea is to juxtapose the opulence of fabrics like silk and satin with more regular wardrobe pieces for some effortless chic.

SHOES

Typically, I wear some sort of sneaker most days and I’m definitely someone who wears boots all year round. Lately, I’ve been loving the Carrie Bradshaw kitten heel trend that’s been kicking about lately and have been exploring this shape a lot more. The pitch on the heel is perfect for me, someone who’s a bit older and doesn’t care to trot around in the highest of heels. I have no one to impress and tend to be running late for almost everything. A kitten heel allows me to add a sense of femininity to my otherwise oversized, androgynous day to day attire and often confuses people.

But let’s keep it all the way 100, i wear sneakers almost every day and am a sucker for a classic silhouette. The Converse All Star is one of my favourites, especially in the 70’s shape. I love the subtle nuances of these that contribute to the vintage aesthetic of the shoe.

Have you locked down your Spring wardrobe? What’s your fave think to rock while navigating the transition into summer?