As sad as it is to admit, summer is slowly drawing to a close… but at least we have the satisfaction of saying we actually had a decent one this year! After a long, hot season spent prancing around in shorts and dresses I had actually run out of clothes to wear, so part of me is glad the time has come to start digging out jeans and light jackets again. I also didn’t realise how much I missed the rain until it felt like we’d never see it again (this was a very temporary feeling and now I’d appreciate if it laid off for a little while longer).
I don’t think I’ve ever worn so much faded blue at one time but I’m digging it, and I love the refreshing colour clash with the yellow string bag (although it’s so bloody impractical – be prepared to lose your lip balm and spend ten minutes untangling your keys after each use). I’ve always loved how other people style double denim and wasn’t sure if I could pull it off, but sometimes you just have to think ‘screw it’ and make it your own.
Both the jeans and jacket have featured many times on here and are probably my two most worn pieces ever, they’ve lasted years and the denim just gets better with each wear / wash. Because the colours are super similar I thought it might be a bit overpowering but together they create a retro 70s look that fits with my idea of double denim.
I found this faded vintage tee in a Red Cross store for about £3 and love the authentic style of it – funky logo, slightly oversized men’s fit and good quality material. Charity or vintage shops are my go-to for great t-shirts to add to my every-growing collection, usually because they’re more interesting than high street versions and often they’re baggy men’s ones which are fab to throw on with shorts, jeans or under pinafore dresses.
ph. Megan Dolphin