Photography by Glen Wallington (Instagram)
Lux Pink Textured T-shirt – Topman Lux
Floral Print Tailored Shorts – Topman
Round Frame Sunglasses – Topman
Clutch/Laptop case – Gentlemen’s Hardware
Black/Brown Paisley Bandana – Topman
Jimmy Tan Leather Sandals – Office
Brown Leather Belt with Western Buckle – ASOS
Feather Earring – Vintage
Saying goodbye to Summer.
Hey guys, it’s that time of year we start putting away our summer essentials. The days are getting colder and darker so it means it’s time to put the legs away. As we leave Summer ’16 behind, we shall leave it on a high with one last summery post.
Let’s begin with these shorts. Remind you of your grandma’s curtains? They’re far from boring that’s for sure. This dated print looks great with the proportions of these short shorts. If the shorts were longer it probably would be too much. The perfect balance. The floral pattern and subtle shades of purple and blues create a certain nostalgic feeling. That’s exactly what I was going with for this look. Pairing these statement shorts with pastels helps tone down the bold print and creates an overall earthy western-inspired aesthetic.
This T-shirt from Topman Lux was the perfect match for these vintage looking. although it has a boxy fit, it gives the outfit a modern twist but continuing the idea of that perfect balance.
The final details help create this western inspired look. Adding a bandana A.K.A a neckerchief in this instant, adds an extra flare. I didn’t want to be too literal with the whole western aesthetic by throwing on cliché pieces like a cowboy hat. Instead little touches like my vintage feather earring styled with my parted hair create a relaxed native look. As it was summer when I did this shoot, I wore my tan leather sandals and accessorized with a matching tan leather belt with a nice shiny western buckle and a tan and grey clutch to compliment the pastels. Last of all I have my bling bling as I never leave without it all. Funnily enough even my fabric woven bracelets, that I never take off…..EVER, work well with this look. Oh and my septum piercing felt like doing it’s own thing by the looks of things!