Streetwear

London, a city vibrant on the street and below. Traveling home from Wimbeldon to Kensington, my colleague (forever stylish) agreed to let me photograph him on the tube and tag his gear. I took this opportunity to list what he is wearing in the photo below and I created a collage of his ‘look for less’ seeing as Rohan has an expensive eye!

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Above: Rohan wears brown hat by Scala Classico, bag by Ted Baker, overcoat by NA, jeans by Zara, t-shirt (All Saints) and trainers (Nike Huarache).

This outfit I simply love. It has a lot of safe neutrals but then just as you think you have it sussed, out comes a flash of color. The shade of red is eyecatching without being gaudy. The jeans comfortable and everyday? Wrong! Try wade through the streets of London and survive a day stain-free. Sporting the goods is one thing but being able to juggle their practicality is an art in itself and this is something Rohan has clearly mastered.

Dare I mention the sparkling white trainers?!

So, I have condensed this ‘street style’ look and pinned down the look for less. These are pretty much all high street stores and they will save you a quid or two. Dont be afraid to purchase online especially if its a store you know and whose size fits.

Streetwear

 


Levi’s mens ripped jeans. Ageless, timeless in pale blue and available from mrporter.com for a whopping €58.


Mens red jacket. Otherwise known as the Marbeck Field jacket.
€96 – wolfandbadger.com

Nike mens shoes in shiny white. €115  in Office.


River Island mens short sleeve shirt
€9 – riverisland.com. Where would ya be going?

Ted Baker men s duffel bag. This  ‘Loyell’ black duffel is on sale from 6pm.com €125. Half price! This is the same listing as Rohan’s own.


Mens cap Since writing this blog, this has sold out but there’s an array of fabulous fedoras and what not available like this. farfetch.com

Rianna Phillips Iphone cover. If you want it, ask the piggy bank for thirty pieces of silver! €30 on silkfred.com


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Bon Voyage Attire. 

Sitting at Vino Volo Wine Bar, a little gem of a place in Boston’s Logan Airport as I await to board my flight back to Dublin, I get a wave of inspiration for my next blog. Casting a watchful eye on the eager passengers around me, I can’t help but notice the different styles of clothing they parade and scurry around in, as they too await their flight.

On a normal travel day, I opt for smart. I usually wear my dark denim jeans with a wedge boot (ankle or above knee), or in summer, a wedge sandal. A blazer is usually a good statement piece as it tends to go with everything. it’s especially good for travel since it is not too heavy to carry or to wear. Folding up nicel? Check!

However today I am breaking my own rule. The reason why is because yesterday I bought a sassy pair of trainers and I was just dying to show ’em off! Here I have paired my Puma runners with my ole reliable black yoga pants by Lululemon Athletica! A recent trip to Penney’s in Dublin and a purchase of a wool mix oversized black sweater allowed me to complete my baggy, comfortable look.
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Comfort, comfort , comfort as echoed by ‘The Copenhagen Tales’ look below:
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I cannot leave the house without my beloved Kate Spade travel purse. When it comes to bags, totes and accessories I have an obsession with the size. Yes ladies; large! My large cerise travel wallet and apple green passport cover accompany my everywhere I go. My Christmas wishlist has already begun with a want for the Classic Travel Collection from Aspinal of London!

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What about the bag? Don’t fret! Take a big tote. You can toss it over your shoulder. It fits everything from water bottles and books to toilitrees and you don’t have to worry about the chaos inside. Opt for an large Louis Vuitton carryall like mine, or the Dagne Dover Workbag (as pictured below) works just nicely with all those delicious hidden compartments.

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My next trip to Milan next month however, I will be opting for the more sophisticated look since it is a trip purely to binge on the eternal fashionable streets frequented by the even more fashionable locals.

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Italy- Here I come! Until then, a transatlantic flight awaits!