i’m a bit curious about men’s trends… do they slowly creep behind popular women’s wear until some guys, who like a look enough, get up the guts to try it out for themselves?...Read More →
i’m a bit curious about men’s trends… do they slowly creep behind popular women’s wear until some guys, who like a look enough, get up the guts to try it out for themselves? i am not entirely sure if in general that is how it works – but i do think that is how it worked with the snood.
maybe it’s just that us girls tend to be way more runway conscious and hop to the new things by the bucket load whereas men are more reticent to, say… stick a strange knitted loop around their neck?
the snood has been back on the scene for a few years though and it is only recently that i’ve started to see guys wearing them. personally i love them and i think they are great for guys too.
i am also eternally perplexed by what any of us wore before the ultimate return of the check shirt…? i think i would be a little lost without mine… and i know that most of the men in my life would be as well.
so, it sort of seems like some of the things that guys are loving these days (snoods, check shirts, fingerless gloves etc) are the very same things i am loving… probably minus the floral dresses!
but, all this to say – this is rich and i love his look.
any thoughts on men’s trends or do you prefer to stick to what the girls are wearing?
Rain is here to stay… in London at least. The season is just beginning to come upon us, and sadly it will destroy our hair, our shoes, and our choices in clothing for the months to come.
I am rubbish at dressing for the rain. It is one thing if you just have to pop down the road to the shops, but if you’ve got to (which I do) cycle in the rain, march around london in the rain, sit on the tube (after just coming out of) the rain… basically live your life in and out of the rain, it can get a little complicated. The simplest thing: the ability to stay dry – can turn into the most difficult and painful experience if you aren’t well prepared.
So, a little how to guide… predominately based around all the things I normally forget.
#1 is boots. Boots will save your life in the rain, but the choice of which pair is so complicated. Wellies are good but, if you have to spend a lot of time inside, wearing big clunky plastic boots can be a bit of a pain. These leather boots that Meera is wearing are great. Wet jeans, wet feet, cold toes… all not an issue. Plus, they are totally cute. Grey shoes are huge at the moment and I love the worker lace up look they have. The little straps around them are so cool too, and completely remind me of this idea posted on london street style.
(#2. Appropriate clothing/accessories)
Okay, this is a hard one. The rain doesn’t have to dictate entirely what you wear… but if you are freezing, soaking wet, your short skirt blowing up every which way you are going to look a little daft.
I ran into Meera while out having some cupcakes at the Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden. She is so sweet and was a little embarassed to have her photo taken but luckily complied. She is dressed perfectly for the rain… so lets take some tips from her… scarf and gloves means cozy neck and warm hands while holding the umbrella out. Toasty little jacket and jeans. No foofy bag that will get ruined or make it difficult to hold your umbrella….
Which brings us to the doozy of all recommendations on how to survive the rain: don’t forget your umbrella! That really is the most important thing… it is awful to be walking around with no umbrella, getting soaking wet little a total and utter twitt while everyone else around you is high and dry. Okay, so always remember your umbrella.
(#4. A backup plan)
If you do forget your umbrella make sure you have a back up plan. A leopard print scarf will work a treat in keeping your head dry.
(#5. A hood)
Always a good idea for when you have to just pop out for a minute or when you realize you accidentally left your umbrella in the pub…
(#6. A good mood)
Finally, don’t let the rain get you down. No one likes a grump, and if you are going to let the rain get the better of you, you’ll be miserable a lot. Keep your spirits up and look on the bright side. A flowery umbrella and a yellow coat will definitely help… and remember spring is just around the corner!
ok, let’s be honest: sweats are rarely done well.
no lie, they are truly a necessity… but not a way of looking cool. alright, we have all seen photos of Paris Hilton rocking this fabulous look. ludicrously overpriced sweats have, at times, been all the rage…. i get it. juicy couture started an insane trend that saw the most covetable item every girl sought being velour tracksuits. i’m not above reproach here ladies, i had a teal one… but i’m not proud of it.
ok… enough of my general anxiety regarding overpriced sweats.
this boy looks lame.
he’s not even sagging… the crotch is just that low for the sake of it. i think grey sweats like that are ugly, and i think when they have an extended crotch that reaches well below your knees making you do a penguin-waddle in order to keep up with your friends…. well, let’s be honest, it’s even uglier.
p.s. has anyone seen nacho libre? it is actually my favourite movie and jack black says sweats in the most hilarious way. check out the trailer to see… he says it at the 50second mark (after which is another good example of how not to wear sweats).
or does everyone with short hair feel mocked by the world right about now?
why didn’t anyone tell me that i would be desperate for long hair as soon as i saw these photos from alexander wang?? they just look so gorgeous and effortlessly chic.
ok, ok. reality check. i would have had to have been growing my hair for the past five years for it to get that long… on second thought, it probably never would get that long, and if it did would look like a serious ratty mess and be too thin to even make such a luscious braid.
these photos of the models from the wang spring/summer 2010 runway show seem to be everywhere, and people with long hair seem to be everywhere too… mocking me. why is it none of them are doing the braid themselves?? has no one told them about the wang braid…??!?
p.s. what is it with everyone wearing red these days? seriously everyone is wearing red. is there some secret ‘lets all wear red in january’ party going on (that i clearly wasn’t invited to)? i normally only wear red the week that surrounds christmas… i know, i am boring.
Heavy snow was forecast and instead rain is falling…. I guess the upside is it looks more like Spring is on its way?
I never thought I would put a photo of myself up on here… but lately I have been thinking ‘if everyone else can do it, why can’t I?’ Well… let’s be honest, there are a number of reasons (boring outfits, shoddy photos, etc etc etc). Today I have manned up though. I would be ever so grateful to hear any of your thoughts on this new addition of ‘me’ to the blog…
Malchick & Devotcha Native American Skull T-Shirt
Lord & Taylor Cashmere Beanie
I am a little in love with this t-shirt. I got it for $5 in the UO after Christmas sales… along with 14 other t-shirts and 2 dresses (seriously $5! you can’t even get a coffee in the UK for $5).
Also, you can see my little camera in that second photo… oh my oh my, I am desperate for this. If you have any advice on cameras I would love to hear it… not that I will be able to get a new one anytime soon… my birthday is coming up in April though…. a girl can always dream, right?
currently listening to: Asa – Jailer
currently reading: Isaiah Berlin ‘The Proper Study of Mankind’
‘The nature of things does not madden us, only ill will does.’
p.s. a big thank you to jill at street style london for mentioning me in her recent post on london fashion. i absolutely adore her blog.