If you’ve been following me for a while now you’ll know how much I hate the colder weather. The only good thing about this time of year is the fact you can wear multiple layers of your favourite clothes to keep you warm. As always I’m going to be keeping it causal this season, however I hope to add in some more interesting pieces with a pair of tailored joggers and a Levi’s sherpa jacket at the top of my wishlist. I also have so much time for the revival of classic Nike silhouettes such as the Air Max 95 and 97s!
If you are anything like me then I’m sure you have been counting down to payday for the last week or two as well. Although I’m pretty good with money, by the time payday arrives, I already have my budget planned for the month ahead and know how much I have left to play with and… It’s okay to treat yourself every now and again!
Right now I’m starting to look for pieces to see me through the upcoming months and in to summer. In particular I’m looking at t-shirts and a pair of shorts or two as I have a trip away next month. I’ve just put a order in for ASOS for a couple of bits- I love thisNirvana band shirt. However, If I’m looking for items to last beyond a couple of months, I don’t mind paying more for good quality pieces.
So, as always, I have put together another unrealistic wishlist of things I would love to add to my wardrobe. The chances of it becoming reality are slim but a boy can dream! It’s always good to have things to work towards and coincidently, it’s also my Birthday next month too…
With just three weeks until my Thailand travels, shopping mode is in full swing. I literally can’t stop. Whilst I don’t want to overpack, it’s still nice to take a few new pieces with you form those days when vest and shorts just don’t cut it.
I went into Topman recently with the premise of buying a couple of throwaway white tees to take with me. I find as I get older, I tend to sway towards a more refined style, swapping colourful printed tees to simple basics. You’ll often find me in a classic plain white t-shirt over anything else. You might think a white t-shirt might be boring, but basics don’t have to be with new cuts and premium materials. Anyway, along with a couple of white tees (and a pink one), I picked up this orange oversized t-shirt. Similar in style to a shirt Bieber was photographed wearing, this tee may be one of my favourite things I have picked up this year. And I don’t like colour.
The shirt itself is from the Topman LTD range, a more exclusive branch of the Topman line. It has a box-like fit to it, with dropped shoulders, an oversized feel and thankfully regular length rather than long line. One trend I haven’t really been able to get into. Whilst I would usually wear a medium, I chose this in a small due to the fit and it fits great.
The next item I picked up was the Washed Black Echo Park long sleeve tee. It’s also described as ‘long line’ but I don’t really know why it’s no longer than an ordinary shirt. The front features a white text print to the right hand ‘pocket’ area, with identical design printed on the reverse. I thought this would serve me well in the evening when all the bugs come out, or if the temperature happens to drop.
For shorts, I picked up these YMC Drawstring Sweat Shorts in the sale on ASOS for £42. Originally the waist cord was luminous green but I switched this out to a grey tie cord, which I think looks better. The material is sweatshirt material which means they are really comfortable, just what you need for when you are travelling around.
On to footwear, my Latest Pick Up comes from Nike. I actually bought these in black and grey the day they were rereleased, but couldn’t decide on them and regrettably ended up selling them over on depop. A month or two later I wished I had kept them for my trip. After trying a couple of sites for the black pair in my size, I finally found them at Hanon. What’s even better is that they are currently reduced by 30% in the sale to just over £60. Bargain. And that was that.
I love how these are different to everything I currently own. They’re almost part sandal and part shoe and will be ideal to take away with me to keep me cool. Away from my trip, these will look just as good worn with a pair of black ripped jeans pin rolled at the ankles.
The countdown to my Thailand trip has officially begun! For a place I have never been too before, I’m really looking forward too immersing myself in the culture and seeing the true beauty of what the islands have to offer. For the majority of our time there we will be joining Contiki, travelling around a handful of different islands on the East Island Hopper Tour, with the rest of the trip still to be confirmed!
As we’ll be hopping from island to island the aim is to keep packing to a minimum. With 6 weeks until it begins, I thought it was about time that I started to sort out what I will be taking with me, what I need to still buy and what can be left behind.
I’ve decided to start stocking up on a few cheap basics, such as basic tees and lightweight shorts, rather than worry about ruining any of the clothes I’ve paid a lot for. As we won’t be staying in one particular place for too long, I’m going to pack for comfort and convenience.
With that in mind, my latest Wishlist post is dedicated to a few items I hope to add to my wardrobe before I go:
The first thing I need is more shorts. The lightweight jersey shorts from ASOS are great. Not only will they take up hardly any room in my luggage, they also look like they’ll be perfect for the hot climate. As the material is so light, hopefully they will keep me cool, and at £14 in the sale, a real bargain.
Whilst I like to stay cool, I would prefer to be too hot then cold anyway. As I’m not too sure how much the temperature drops at night, or how air-conditioned places may be, I’m going to make sure I pack at least one hoodie with me. I’ve been a big fan of the Thrasher brand for some time now and the Flame Logo Pullover is at the top of my wish list, despite being one of the more pricier items on there. With vintage rock band logos creeping there way back onto the high streets over the past few months, the flame logo on the hoodie seems quite relevant this summer.
Finally, in terms of comfort, a comfy pair of trainer/sneakers is a must. While deciding which couple of pairs to take with me is already a hard enough task, I really like the colour of these latest Sock Darts from Nike, so they might be making their way into my collection before I go.