I have not done an outfit post in a while, and I thought I would do a more casual one for a change. I have found myself dressing a little more casual lately, as sadly velvet blazers, and jumpers worth more than I would like to think do not always make great every day attire (not that it often stops me). It is great sometimes to wear something that it does not matter too much if you ruin it – you can actually breathe, and relax!
Jeans – Nudie
I practically live in Nudie jeans (and Citizens of Humanity jeans I guess). I have a few pairs exactly the same of the Slim Jim. I love the fit, and the way they practically look like leather. Nudie jeans are raw denim, and almost become a second skin. I intend to continue ‘living’ in Nudie jeans until I find something better. To me Nudie jeans are the core of my wardrobe; the base of most of my looks, and I could not live without them. They perfectly dress up with an edge, or easily dress down for more casual looks.
Top – The Kooples
Around Christmas I went through a little bit of a The Kooples phase – a lot of their basic tops are great. I liked this henley style top so much I also bought it in green. It is a great garment on it’s own, but I also find it useful for layering as it is not too heavy. One thing I really like about the brand is the fits – unlike a lot of brands The Kooples actually properly cater for slim fit. In the latest season The Kooples have quite a lot of tops I rather like, and last season they had one with leather trims that I should have bought!
Cardigan – Uniqlo
Lately I seem drawn to a lot of cream – how impractical right? Ha, well luckily I never seem to have too much hassle with it. The cardigan is from Uniqlo; my one stop for luxury basics. It is made of excellent quality lambswool, and did not break the bank – in fact I would go as far too say it was a bargain. I love throwing it on over tops it just gives me that little extra layer of warmth without being too much. The pockets on the front give it an almost preppy edge which I rather like also.
Watch – D&G
I have had my watch over five years. How it is still in one piece is beyond me – that watch, and I have been through a hell of a lot. The reason I opted for this watch was I liked how it was smart but had a fun side with the TV testcard inspired face. A lot of people stop, and compliment me on my watch. I usually forget I am wearing it as I have worn it nearly every day for the five years I have had it.
Bracelet – Mulberry
Not sure if you can really see it in these photographs but I am wearing my Mulberry clover friendship bracelet I blogged about before. I find it goes really well against a cardigan, and the odd flash of the charm in the light is interesting. I have got to the point where I feel naked without something on my wrist so I always tend to have a bracelet, or two – which is quite funny as I used to hate things on my wrist (go figure). The belt is Mulberry too!
Shoes – ASOS
It seems even when it comes to casual shoes I have a penchant for ridiculous shoes (it’s all about the shiny shoes). These shoes I bought years ago for bugger all on ASOS, and I cannot say I have actually worn them that often since I bought them – but they are über comfortable when I do wear them. I really like how they are all scratched up, and they look really worn – I think that is more from being thrown around my room than actual wear ha.