As you may have noticed – and not just because I’ve prattled on about it with startling regularity on these digital pages – my style has changed a lot this year. At the start of the year I was still all about the sports-luxe trend which is in fact a trend I still adore although perhaps wear less of these days, and all about trying to fit in more with the alternative scene whereas in reality I was just craving a simple, perhaps more “mainstream” look.
Having firmly avoided anything to do with jeans for the past decade, I’ve found myself living in straight leg denim since the start of the summer. I feel like it’s a much more flattering fit on my shape, and I’m never going to say no to something that actually flatters my bum rather than making it look even bigger. There’s something so easy about throwing on jeans and a t-shirt – or in the current climate, jeans and a sweater – to leave the house, and while perhaps not the smartest or indeed the most “luxurious” of looks, anything that screams high levels of comfort and minimal effort is going to win in my book.
This outfit was perfect for an afternoon wandering around Manchester, eating food and checking out a photography exhibition at the Manchester library. I spied a few snaps from the exhibition on the ever so stylish Sara Luxe’s instagram a few weeks ago and just knew I had to pay a visit to it myself. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out showcases a series of stunning photographs of the defining Manchester bands and solo artists from the last 30 years or so. It’s free to get in, and if you’re into photography, rock music or a bit of both I would highly recommend checking it out.
We then spent the rest of the afternoon window shopping for Christmas gifts before heading home. These Fila Disruptors are still one of my best purchases of the year and 100% kept my feet feeling happy during the hours that we were walking round. I can confirm that I have experienced no blisters or breaking in time (watch them rub me next time I put them on) and if you’re in the market for a pair of ugly/chunky trainers I would absolutely recommend them despite the steeper price bracket. They’re definitely worth the £££.
Speaking of worth the money, I grabbed these Levis Wedgie jeans at the Cheshire Oaks outlet a month or so ago now for some ridiculously good price like £35. I have worn them to death since I got them and I really don’t foresee me taking them off any time soon. I have full on separation anxiety when I know I can’t wear them for a few days, it’s actually becoming a little worrying.
Shirt: Topshop | Jeans: Levis | Trainers: FILA