Fashion Outfits

Denim in Distress

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Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David

This outfit is brought to you by Coachella… or the not-so-authentic understanding of it. 这张造型帖搞不懂究竟是由科切拉音乐节还是我很对其很二手的熟悉而为你所创的…

 

Confession time: as much I love music, I have never been to a festival. I prefer to enjoy my music on a clear head and not let my pleasure influenced by alcohol or strangers’ questionable personal hygiene habits, as I’ve come to learn that some festival ravers often go for days without having a wash. That’s just not my style, but I’ve always been interested in festival fashion so here’s an outfit inspired by the phenomenon that is Coachella.

老实话一句,身为一个自认超热爱音乐的爱好者,我一次音乐节都没去过。原因无非是因为我喜欢自己一个人可以尽情投入在音乐中的享受方式,而不是和一大群好几天没洗过澡的陌生人,手中握着一瓶啤酒的在观众群中无神的随着音乐摇摆。不过我一直以来都对音乐节同存的时尚很感兴趣,所以这次我决定搭配一套有科切拉音乐节感觉的衣服。

 

denimdistress03 As far as menswear goes, I associate distressed denim to festivals so I’ve chosen that as the main focus here. Conveniently, this jacket hails from H&M’s official Coachella collection, but a good denim jacket that fits true to size is seasonless and can transcend time and gender. It is not available online but I’m sure you can still find them in store.

denimdistress02对男装来说,我一直都认为破破烂烂的单宁很有音乐节的味道,所以我选了这件刷过的牛仔夹克来当这次造型的主角。其实这件外套是属于H&M的官方科切拉系列所以可以说是跟主题特别贴切。不过一件合身,合适的牛仔夹克是永恒滴。既不会过时还可以男女共穿,不必怕音乐节季节过了之后不能再穿。

 

The ripped jeans contribute another element of distressed denim to this outfit. I don’t care if skinnies are not ‘in’ because as far as I’m concerned, silhouette will never be ‘out of fashion’. Plus, for someone verging on vertically challenged (at 5’7), it’s one way I add height to my appearance. BOOM!! Major style tip right thurrr.

denimdistress08这件膝盖刷破的牛仔裤给造型多添加了一个烂单宁的元素。我知道紧身牛仔裤虽然不是很‘in’不过我个人认为可以把衣服穿出最好看的线条的招式是永远不会‘outdate’的。加上对我这个可算是矮的人来说,紧身裤对我在高度上先天的缺点有少许的帮助。所以不管其他人潮什么,只要能够穿出对我自己外表最有利的一面,我啥都穿。

 

I accessorise with a scarf purchased on a trip to Amsterdam many years ago, that holds significant sentimental value that I never quite had the chance to wear. It’s so old that the label ain’t even on it anymore so I can’t tell you what it’s made of but the texture is silky so it adds a certain flamboyance and flow to the outfit that catches the wind nicely.

denimdistress05这条围巾是我多年前去阿姆斯特丹的时候买的。很旧,旧到标签都不知道跑哪了,所以我不能告诉大家这是啥质料但是它摸起来有丝绸的感觉所以穿起来十分飘逸。

Boots seem to be the universal go-to footwear for both men and women so I’ve gone for these black Chelseas. Another tip for those who stack up a little shorter than they perhaps would’ve liked, wear shorter boots as they don’t take away as much length from your legs, thus creating the illusion that you’re taller than you really are.

denimdistress06靴子是音乐节最传统的鞋子选择,所以我配了这双黑色的短皮靴。给身高不优的人的另一个建议就是不要穿太过于高的鞋子,以免你脚的长度被鞋子剪短。

 

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Today is actually the last day of Coachella as the post goes live. It’s upsetting to think that another year is passing by where I don’t get to experience this celebration of music, fashion and arts in various forms, however briefly I might have survived it. 今天是2016年科切拉音乐节的最后一天。最算我不是非常赞同音乐节的概念,每当想到又一过年我没机会经历一下科切拉的气氛,心里面少少总算还是有点悲哀… 科切拉,我们来年再约呗!

denimdistress04So instead of the views of the scorching Californian desert, you get to enjoy this Mancunian cityscape with fluffy white clouds and blue sky (for a change!) I hope you’ve liked this post and the outfit, please let me know your thoughts below!! 虽然你们没得看加州的热情沙漠,但是至少我们还有这片曼城的市容和非常难得的蓝天白云。记得要留言,让我知道你对这造型的感想哦!下一帖我们再见啦!拜拜!

 

Jacket & scarf: H&M • Shirt: Topman (similar) • Vest: American Apparel • Jeans: ASOS • Boots: ASOS

 

Oliver ❤

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    April 24, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I absolutely love the entire outfit, distressed denim can look so good if styled properly.

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      Oliver
      April 24, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Rachel!!

      Oliver x

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    Miss Kitty Kaos
    April 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Music festivals are so much fun and a lot have showers and posh camping areas now! I do love some distressed denim though and you have styled it with class!

    • Reply
      Oliver
      April 24, 2016 at 9:40 am

      That’s comforting to know! I should really go to one as the UK festival season is fast approaching!

      Oliver x

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    DannyUK.com
    April 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I think denim is central to just about any casual outfit I wear.

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      Oliver
      April 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Yeah, it’s just a very versatile element that can be dressed both up and down. :)

      Oliver x

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    sarah
    April 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve never been to a festival either, I like to enjoy music with a clear head, too! The distressed denim look is fab, I really like your style 😀

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    April 25, 2016 at 7:22 am

    What a great outfit! I love the whole look. That jacket is great though I haven’t been to a festival in years and the last time I did I stayed in a hotel instead of camping! haha

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    My Life As A Mummy
    April 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Such a fab outfit and look! I don’t own any distressed denim, but I own a lot of denim!

    I also haven’t been to a festival either. It’s on my bucket list though!

    Laura :-)

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    Cassandra Mayers
    April 25, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Love the outift and love the photographs to :)

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    Sarah Bailey
    April 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    What a fantastic looking outfit – I am loving the jeans, wonder if my OH would like a pair. x

  • Reply
    Angela Milnes
    April 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I love the photos. You have nice style and the denim is fab! Angela from Daysinbed

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    Cathy Glynn
    April 26, 2016 at 5:04 am

    A great outfit that looks comfy to wear but super stylish x

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    Nafisah
    April 26, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Loving this outfit as per! great pieces ad you styled them well.

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    RUTH FISHWICK
    April 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Love this outfit – however I’m not sure how it would fare at a UK festival!

    Ruth Writes | http://ruth-writes.co.uk/

    • Reply
      Oliver
      April 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Haha hence the ‘inspired’… I wouldn’t actually wear this to a festival. 😉

      Oliver x

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    Rhian Westbury
    April 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Great outfit although I am the complete opposite with festivals and go to at least 3/4 a year as you can still be clean at a festival, and I’ve always had such great fun x

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      Oliver
      April 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Perhaps I should really give it a try! I’ve always wanted to go but stories like that have always put me off the idea…

      Oliver x

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    Amy Hunt
    April 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Very chic modern and yet still sophisticated. I love an outfit that looks smart and casual at the same time, nailed it!

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    Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
    April 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Loving the outfit, you really pull it off well. Lovely styling of the photos too.

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    Holly at Rock On Holly
    April 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Love it! Love the addition of the scarf too – very cool! I want to come and live in your wardrobe please :-) xx

    • Reply
      Oliver
      April 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Haha Holly! I don’t even think my wardrobe has enough room left for one more sock, let alone a fully grown human!

      Oliver x

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    Freya Farrington
    April 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

    You find some fab spots for photos! Do you have someone take the photos for you or use a tripod?

    http://www.freyafarrington.com

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      Oliver
      April 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Thanks! It’s not always easy because Manchester isn’t that big, 10 shoots in and I’m running out of locations! Yes, I’m very lucky to have my partner take my photos for me ☺️

      Oliver x

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    Anosa
    May 3, 2016 at 4:00 am

    You looked amazing Oliver but then again you always do. I love how you styled this look and I am the same as you; love music but never been to a festival or concert for that matter

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    Lena
    May 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Fab photography! Loved the lolly pop inclusion. Oh and I totally get what you mean about blacks not matching 😊

    • Reply
      Oliver
      May 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Haha I really hate that! It bugs me so much it’s ridiculous!! 😩

      Oliver x

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