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At least once a month I aim to get away to anywhere from an hour drive to an hour flight away…

simple001WORDS: OLIVER @OLIVERINSTEAD / PHOTOS: DAVID

Travelling is one of the few things that give me greater joy than fashion blogging so I like to spend my spare time off work exploring (new) places… or daydreaming about the next destination in between.

 

This is an outfit I wore during a weekend retreat to Yorkshire – I had to break out my Calvin Klein sunglasses though I’ve never been a sunnies person but because the weather was so kind to us, I felt obligated to incorporate them into the outfit.

simple002 simple003Shirt: GAP | Sunnies: Calvin Klein | Chinos: Topman | Loafers: Paolo Sartori | Bag: Savile Row Company

For the rest of the ensemble, I kept it minimal with simply a GAP white shirt and these super comfy but still smart cropped chinos from Topman. When it comes to dressing for travelling, comfort takes precedence – on long haul flights or lenghthy journeys in general, I try to dress as casually as possible. That means slim fit jeans that provide plenty of room for my legs to breathe and a loose fit shirt or tee with a jumper on stand-by.

 

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My passion for travels is almost as deeply rooted as that I have for fashion – my earliest memory dates as far back as to primary school, flipping through educational magazines and coming across a page filled with colourfully illustrated cartoons of world festivals and landmarks. Innocently, I made a then naive-sounding comment to my older brother that one day, I would be going to all these places…

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Little did he know, I was dead serious about it!!

 

Ok, perhaps I haven’t been able to visit all of those places but I have already seen more of the world than most people in my hometown have and for that, I count myself extremely lucky…

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Then again, why wouldn’t I??

In a few months’ time, I’ll be embarking on my third trip home to Malaysia since relocating to the UK and this time I’m foregoing the rest of Asia and crossing the Tasman Sea to New Zealand!!! Yup, it’s going to be a trip of a lifetime and I’m doing it with fabulous company so watch this space, as I suspect there’ll be some sensational photo opps… 😉

 

Love, Oliver

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Jess
    August 20, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Looks like you picked a lovely day to visit Yorkshire! Love the outfit, perfect for a little adventure :). Can’t wait to see what you get up to in Malaysia!

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Neither can I!! It’s going to be an amazing trip!!

      Oliver x

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    frankie
    August 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Great pics and slick outfit, as usual :) I love travelling and did a two week tour of Vietnam earlier this year – it definitely gave me the traveling bug!! Canada is next on the agenda x

    Frankie | Fashion Dough

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      Oliver
      August 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Vietnam is nice too! Although not my fav if I have to be absolutely honest… but there are some beautiful spots definitely! Canada tho… I’m excited for you!!

      Oliver x

  • Reply
    Joyce
    August 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Once a month?!! And I thought I was a frequent traveller. >.<

    Btw, have I told you I love your hairstyle? The undercut is *thumbs up*!

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      I don’t always travel out of the country… sometimes just an overnight visit somewhere new :)

      Oliver x

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    Hendra Wijaya
    August 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Visit and follow me on Bloglobvin too (Monsieurdaily.com)
    IG/Lookbook : @jayawihendra

    Thank you
    GBU Oliver

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    Mariana
    August 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Very stylish including on a trip! When I am traveling I always wear the mot comfortable clothes I have, that is ..sweatpants and a T-shirt! Not a great look so all my trip photos are close up,hehe

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      Oliver
      August 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      I’m with you! My on-the-move looks aren’t necessarily the most attractive… :/

      Oliver x

  • Reply
    Emma Ryan
    August 23, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I LOVE Gap! Their basic things are so good and translate time after time. Lovely loafers too 😉 x

  • Reply
    Sabina Sher
    August 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

    You look amazing! I love the simplicity of the outfit..

    I understand your love for wanting to explore new places! After I went traveling in my second year of Uni, I got the travel bug. I have just booked a month in Bali for the end of the year. I spend my days at work daydreaming of being there! x

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 24, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks! Bali sounds amazing!! I hope you have a lovely time… I cannot wait to be back in Asia myself!!

      Oliver x

  • Reply
    Laura
    August 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Aw Oliver, you look lovely! You always look so smart and stylish! Love the shoes!

    Laura / http://www.smileatstyle.com xx

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 24, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Laura! 😀

      Oliver x

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    jonthegold
    August 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Nice post! 😉 the color combination is GREEEAT! stylish boy
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    Greets Jon

    • Reply
      Oliver
      August 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Jon!! 😀

      Oliver x

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    Lina
    August 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Love the loafers very stylish. And great with the short jeans
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    Holly at RockOnHolly
    September 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Super stylish as always! Love the chins with the loafers. Your upcoming trip sounds amazing – look forward to some fab photos! xx

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      Oliver
      September 1, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Holly!

      Yes!! It’s going to be an absolutely amazing trip and I simply canNOT wait! 😀

      Oliver x

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