When was the last time you walked into the dark mysterious entrance of shirtless 20 something male models, in low slung loose jeans, waiting to entice you into the world of preppy striped shirts, navy hoodies and simple logo embossed flip flops? Mine was around 4 years ago during my girls trip to Vegas, where my friends ran around like crazy women grabbing all the tracksuits they could.
Now, 4 years on, the brand has evolved to more than the basics (although how can we fault their basic t's?!) Their shirts have become iconic, the jeans are now playful with a wide range of fits an finishes, and the accessories cater to that fashion forward women wanting that all American vibe.
When choosing what to wear for this particular shoot, I knew it had to be one of their classics, the white shirt, however of course I wanted to put my own spin on it. Playing around with different ways to wear your simple shirts is the future I think. And by that I don't mean that super literally, I just mean that fashion is meant to be fun, a way to express your creativity and personality, and to support a particular fashion news writer who has just covered this theme centred around my last shirt tying antics, 'it might earn you a couple of sideways glances, but you can rest assured that those giving you them don't understand fashion.'
So back to front my white shirt has gone, with a simple tie at the back. In this I went to a medium, (I would normally go for a small), but if you're going for the alternative ways to wear it I would always go up a couple, I could of done with a large I think!
Jeans wise, these are incredible! The Cropped Stovepipe Jeans; ankle grazing, wide dark denim, with that on trend frayed edge. Note that I actually also turned these up (I'm uber short at 5'1, so others taller wont need to), also bare in mind that they do come up big, so I would recommend going down one size.
|ph. Anna Sandul|
Having touched on their accessories earlier, they are great at those subtle girl next door additions; simple scarfs, classic leather bags. I chose to keep to my usual everyday bag but accessorized with Abercrombie's printed vintage bandana. I've seen so many girls on Pinterest doing this, a simple little trick but oh so effective. I also love it when its simply linked around a belt loop, or if its long enough, used as a belt looks sooooo good!
Other additions I have but aren't pictured; the plain navy flips flops. HEAVEN! Thin enough to slide into your handbag when on a night out! Also the Baggu Carryon Pouch is a chic (and safe) way to keep your make up contained and away from the suede interiors of your bag... That bag is my baby.
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