I’m writing this post, pretty exhausted, on the eve of the most productive Sunday I’ve had in a long while. A rum and coke is firmly in hand, and I thought I’d regale you with a list of things I’ve got done today just so I can brag to somebody because nobody in my household seems to be particularly interested. I woke up, went straight to the gym and did a full body workout for an hour, then drove back and made a super healthy lunch. Then I filmed a video, did a clothes wash, cleaned and tidied my room, changed my bed, filmed another video, decluttered my entire makeup collection, washed all my makeup brushes, washed myself and now I’m sat writing this. Considering yesterday I barely made it out of bed thanks to my good friend Anxiety, I’m pretty proud of myself.
Anyway, onto the subject of the post which is of course the outfit. This is one of the last two outfits I’m going to bring you that kinda sit on the fence between my “old style” and the new. You’ll have noticed recently on my Instagram I’ve started really embracing the side of me that apparently likes denim, simple outfits and those that encompass the more ‘classic’ vibe. I’m still a fan of all things sports luxe and I have some brilliant outfit ideas up my sleeve for winter, but right now I’m truly loving the style I’ve been developing over recent weeks.
This is an outfit I’ve fondly nicknamed ‘farmer girl chic’ – I put it together towards the start of the heatwave when I still hadn’t really figured out how to dress for the summer weather. We’d just had our field cut down for hay, and all the hay baled up and put in the barn and I figured it made a pretty cool backdrop for a set of photos. I’ve been reaching for this Zara tee all summer, I love the nod to the sports-luxe vibe with the slogan taping detail around the cuffs of the sleeve and the neck and it reminds me a little of ringer tees which will always be such a vibe. I paired it with my Vero Moda black denim mom shorts I got for Slam Dunk festival last year, and my Balenciaga dupe boots I bought from Ego a few months ago.
I’ll be honest, I’ve worn these boots less than I thought I would and I can’t work out why. I still think they’re beautiful but whenever I wear them I just don’t quite get the vibe I’ve been going for. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so short that maybe they look wrong on me, or maybe it’s just because they’re not quite right for the summer months. Fingers crossed when Autumn rolls round in a few short weeks (eee I’m so excited) they will come into their own.
The crowning glory of this outfit however is the sunglasses. Oh the sunglasses (angels sing and heart emojis everywhere). Up until recently, I thought that an item had to be from circa 1980 at the absolute latest to be classed as vintage but apparently, vintage is considered twenty years or older. These Gucci sunglasses were Mum’s back in the 90s and she very kindly gave them to me when she realised they didn’t look right on her anymore. They’re so on trend with the super narrow frames and I love the rectangular shape rather than the usual oval/cat eye we’re seeing in this style at the moment. The tortoiseshell frames are truly beautiful and I’ve felt so boujee wearing these around London in recent weeks. I will definitely be that guy still wearing sunnies well into winter just to get my wear out of these bad boys because I’m not ready to see them go just yet!
T-shirt: Zara | Shorts: Vero Moda | Shoes: Ego | Sunglasses: Gucci