It feels good to be writing another outfit post as it’s been almost three weeks since the last one.
Words: Oliver @oliverinstead / Photos: David
I enjoy writing the odd outfit posts because these are the occasions where I’m not restricted to writing about a specific collection, designer or event – although those reviews are pretty fun to write too. Once in a while I like to stretch my imagination and allow myself some room to let my creativity fly. That’s why I’ve made the very exciting decision to join La Vida magazine as one of their interns. 🙂
A week ago I popped into their office here in Manchester City Centre to discuss our future collaborative plans and my role as a intern… so far, I have submitted three articles, including two London Collections: Men reviews and a menswear trend report.I feel my workload has multiplied by 100 in recent weeks and never have I felt so alive and involved in the business. Attending shows and presentations and rubbing shoulders with A-listers was one thing but actually having my materials being used by a trusted publication is a completely different story.
Shirt: Topman | Tee: River Island | Shorts: Topman | Backpack: River Island | Shoes: Levi’s
For this shoot, I really wanted to create an outfit based solely around denim because it’s the one trend that never goes out of style and it’s all about doubling… even tripling it this season!
As always, there is a great selection on the high street for denim – this overshirt from Topman is an absolute favourite of mine as the workwear feel means that it doesn’t look like any conventional denim shirts but at the same time, the metal zip-up has a certain simplicity that I adore. The shorts, also from Topman, feature frayed raw hems that make the outfit a little bit grungier and more interesting whilst the matching River Island backpack adds an extra dash of denim into the mix without overcrowding the look.
To break off the denim, I’ve underlayered with another River Island find – a plain white tee with a lovely texture that sets the rugged fabrics off beautifully. The Mondaine watch is a Christmas prezzie from last year that I have worn only a handful of times but I felt it was the perfect accessory to spice up this otherwise cold outfit.
There are times in life when you look at your plate and realise that it may have been overfilled. You feel as though you’ve bit off more than you could chew but the way I see it, you are never fed more than you could swallow…
It’s all down to your planning and how much you can make out of each nibble, which is something I hope I have reflected here in my thought process in putting together this outfit. Have a fabulous weekend, guys!! Until my next post, just savour every moment and appreciate what life gives you! 😉