So by now most will have figured out that I really, REALLY, like my layers. I don't know, there's just some kind of safety and comfort around it that I just can't get over. And with the weather supposedly warming up, I'm clinging on to my layers whilst I still can!
So here I've managed to squeeze in a hefty 4 layers, pretty standard but with the vest on top, pretty effective. Staying loyal to those workwear brands I've paired my green twill Dickies shirt with some (you've guessed it) Carhartt bits. This isn't a shirt I whip out on the regular unfortunately because frankly, I haven't managed to pair is with anything enough for it to be like, "this outfit is a bomb" type response. However, I love it to bits. It's a kind of military khaki green with a really nice thick twill feeling to it, making it super soft to touch but mega durable. It's equipped with two minimal breast pockets and an even hemline with slits on either side, I haven't really found another shirt with a similar fit but to be honest with you, I haven't even looked!
The vest is obviously Carhartt, I've found my wardrobe filling up with more and more of their pieces and I'm beginning to get a little worried about the fact that somedays I walk out my flat wearing ONLY Carhartt pieces, they're amazing, don't get me wrong, but I have begun feeling like it might be time to invest in some other brands that I enjoy just as much. Anyway, the vest. This is a classic Carhartt statement piece, almost iconic for their style. The heavy canvas is tough and rigid and takes a VERY long time to wear in (I actually put mine through a wash to loosen it up). However when it comes to days where you can tell if it's too hot or too cold outside, this is perfect. The Winter editions normally have an inner lining which is just heavenly, not so sure about the Summer ones but yeah. Always go for the lining, you're buying another layer for a reason right? Might as well get the warmest one.
The sweater is an old Nike one I've had for a couple of years. I'm a little low on funds at the moment so it's given me a chance to dive into my wardrobe and pull out old gems like this one. In terms of finding a nice quality sweater, brands like Nike, Adidas and so on are perfect, they're never above the £80 mark so you know you won't be out of pocket and the quality is very decent. I'm still hunting for my perfect grey sweat but for the time being this one is just fine!
The pants, of course, are Carhartt. They're the vicious pant fit in a kind of indigo/navy (the colour is real nice). I normally wear my black ones but recently have been trying to introduce a little more colour into my day to day and so navy is the next best thing! I'm sure I don't need to ramble on to you about how good these pants are.
As for the shoes and socks. You know when you get that new item of clothing and for some reason you just can't live without it on your body for at least 2 weeks? That's me and these converse, any chance I get, slip them on. I have worn my black ones from time to time, but without that padded sole that the 70's provide, it's just not the same. I think it's safe to admit, I've converted to the 1970's for good. The socks are Weekday, I've never mentioned this brand before but honestly, they're like a Scandinavian Uni Qlo, really good quality for not that much money, ideal for the basics.
And yep, that sums up my entire outfit I guess, super laid back as per usual and I hope you enjoyed the post and got some tips and inspo for your own fashion adventures!