I haven’t done an outfit post for a while now, but last Sunday B and I went to Kew Gardens (post to follow) and I thought it would be a pretty good location for a shoot. This weather is kind of worrying me at the moment, it’s absolutely freezing and we’re expecting snow, when at this time of year things should be starting to warm up, and we should be in the early stages of spring – this March is forecasted to be one of the coldest in recorded history! Its safe to say I put together this outfit for slightly warmer weather but think of it more as a change of seasons, a spring/summer outfit. I personally like to start embracing the coming of spring and summer a little earlier than I should, like I said I know its freezing, but all the shops are already packed with SS16 so it juts means we’ll have to layer a bit more. Anyway this is a pretty simple outfit, the shoes are a pair of Clarks Originals; Desert Boots have held a special place in my heart since my first pair back in college, I think I even bought the same brown leather ones three times in a row when they wore-out. This pair have been slightly tweaked to update them from the classic desert, by adding a crepe sole (rather than a stepped heel) in a concrete-like grey fleck, which I think works really well with the ginger suede. I teamed these up with some grey (almost white) socks and a pair of black trousers; I practically live in these trousers, they’re nothing special but being a nylon mix they never seem to stretch or loose their shape, and black goes with almost anything.
I found this Denim Jacket in Topman, I always tend to play it safe with my outerwear and stick to black, but with spring just round the corner I thought I’d give it a try. This is possibly the first white jacket I’ve ever owned, I’ve always been a bit dubious and worried I would look like something out of a 90’d pop band, but I’m really glad I went for it. With denim jackets I always think it’s important to get the fit right, the bottom of the jacket needs to sit just below the hips, lower just makes it look too big for you and if you go much higher it becomes too feminine. Underneath I went for a stone coloured Turtle Neck t-shirt, again from Topman and part of the limited selection, I thought the high neck and low bottom hem line at back would look good underneath the jacket – RSPB pin badge is a Redwing