In between my London Collections: Men reports and hectic travel schedule, I like to give you guys and myself a quick break by sharing this new outfit post!!
For the first leg of my adventure, I flew from Manchester via Doha with a quick touch-down in Bangkok to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The next day, I travelled further up north of the country to the Mai Chau Valley. After just one night stay, I then left the valley for the other-worldly beautiful nature reserve known as Pu Luong, where this heavenly water cascade was located just down the hill from the lodge I was staying in, with a lovely Thai-ethnic family.
I left Hanoi with only a fraction of my belongings as I’d be returning there after a week and I didn’t wish to drag all of my luggage with me through these wonderful villages and thus disturbing their peace… so I had only a limited variety of clothes to work with.
Tee: River Island | Shorts: Topman | Belt: Topman | Espadrilles: Bertie
To begin, I was conscious of putting together an outfit that would complement the beautiful surrounding but at same time, I needed an extra pop so myself, as the subject could stand out from the luscious greeneries. I thought this oversized River Island t-shirt did the trick wonderfully as the sunrise orange and its patterned nature pulled the focus back to the outfit and gave the pictures an extra dimension.
The Topman shorts were one of my many great Christmas sale finds. They were marked down to £8 when I found them on the discount rail and I wasn’t going to let that one slip… whereas the Bertie shoes were given to me for Christmas – talk about the perfect gift. I think they go really well together.
I began drafting this post in Ninh Binh, another beautiful place I visited and met some wonderful locals I can now call friends but I’m about to publish it now at my hotel room in Chiang Mai, Bangkok where I’ll spend the next couple of days before trekking deep into the mountains… I meant it when I said a hectic schedule but so far, I’ve enjoyed every moment of it!! Living in the West has had me forgotten how much simpler life could be in this part of the world. Only 10 days in, this trip has already reminded me so much of why I do what I do… it’s because it brings joy to my life and to me, that’s the most important thing all of us could always use more of. Happiness. Until my next post, I hope you guys are keeping well and I can’t wait to share more of my outfits wherever I may be!!