street style: @georgelancaster

I’ve known my good friend, George, since we were 3 or 4 years old, and we’ve been through many fads and fashions together. Some of the more memorable ones include rocking a shaved head at the same time; wearing huge, baggy jeans for no apparent reason in the early noughties; and even wearing full footy kits (when we weren’t playing football).

Anyway, I’d like to think we’ve evolved somewhat (not sure) and now share a taste for classic sartorial elegance. I’m half joking.

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Image taken by Callie Lancaster

What I admired first about this outfit is its layering. As you know, I love a layered look, but it’s not always easy to pull off; oftentimes people aren’t sure how to mix colour and texture. Not George. The blue & grey tones which dominate the outfit allow for the autumnal pop of colour from the mohair jumper, which adds texture and really completes the look.

I’ve talked before of my long-term struggle with trainers, but I think George has nailed the ability to pull them off. Firstly, if you’re going to wear white trainers, KEEP IT CLEAN. This is part of the reason I tend to avoid them, because there is a certain amount of upkeep required to maintain their shine. As you can see, George’s Stan Smith’s are spotless, which means they retain their cool.  Secondly (unlike our younger selves) he’s made sure his jean is just touching the top of his trainers, rather than covering them. Another great sartorial tweak George has employed is folding up his jeans bottom hem just once, as to create a distinct line between the trainers and jeans.

Finally, George has inspired me to try out a fur-lined hooded parka. His is really well-fitted, and that’s crucial in my opinion, so I’ll start my search now. It may even feature in the second edition of my top winter coats, who knows

Thanks for reading.

Peace.

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what to wear wednesdays

What better way to get over the proverbial hump day, than with some exciting outfit ideas?!

Stripes are the order of the day.

I have kept it simple this Wednesday, with neutral & nautical stripes.

The tee is from Topman, who stock a range of well-fitting tees this season. You can’t beat a simplistic striped tee shirt paired with black jeans for a laid back feel.

Style Tip:- Add a scarf to to a simple outfit to complete it. In this case, the confident clash of horizontal and vertical stripes makes people look twice. Complementary tones, camel in the coat and blue in the scarf, is the icing on the outfit.

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Remember to look out for this post every Wednesday for more outfit inspiration!

Peace.

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All images taken on an iPhone by Charlotte L Owen