I know I still haven’t got round to posting about my trip to Carcassonne a couple of weeks ago – I will soon I promise, there’s just so many images for me to sort through and edit – so here’s an impromptue outfit post which B helped me shoot whilst we were waiting for our friends to finish up in a French Antique store, the lighting was great and we had a fair amount of time to kill whilst they were trawling for treasure. It’s nothing too fancy, but I just really loved these shorts. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before and if I haven’t it’s probably obvious from my other style posts that I always wear black bottoms! It’s so rare for me to branch out; I don’t like to over complicate an outfit and I’m definitely a bit ocd with colour matching, and so black bottoms just make my mornings so much easier. Anyway, these stone coloured shorts are from Topman and are part of their LUX range. I found these when B & I were doing a spot of holiday shopping just before we left; the fabric is really nice and makes them look quite smart, but what I really liked was their length and colour. At first I was a bit put of by the elasticated waist cuff, but decided I wanted them as soon as I gave them a try. They’re super light and turned out to be perfect for the weather in Carcassonne.
I kept the outfit simple by pairing them with a plain white T from COS, which I decided to tuck in – not something I would normally do, but it definitely turns a casual shorts & t outfit into something a little more smart – and then with my Ace & Tate Sunglasses, which I’ve been wearing all summer, their skinny gold frames make them pretty easy to wear with anything. For footwear, I wore my sandals, again they’re something else I have been wearing almost every day! I don’t get why more guys don’t wear sandals, I’ve had a few of my lady friends exclaim over the fact that most of us don’t. Yes, at first I did feel a little self conscious (not really sure why), but they are so bloody comfortable for the summer when its really hot but not appropriate to be wearing flip-flops – who really want’s to be wearing shoes or trainers when it’s +25° outside?
Finally, on to the watch; on one of our first days we stopped off at Trocante, a large Antique shop just outside the old city walls of Carcassonne. We found it last year, and were eager to head back again and have a look, and I managed to find this watch for €1.50!!! I’ve been looking for a nice square watch for a while, and what I really liked about this one was the simplicity of the silver strap & case with the gold detailing – such a good bargain, I never seem to find anything good when I go antique shopping in the UK. Whats the best thing you’ve ever found?