Despite its debut last September, the Yeezy Season 4 apparel and footwear collection has finally started to roll out over the past couple of weeks. Featuring the usual range of premium crewnecks, trackpants, and outerwear, the latest offerings from the Kanye West and adidas collaboration also feature a new white/cream version of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2.
Along with the Boost 350 V2, the only other piece in the collection which caught my eye was the Boxy ‘Calabasas’ Crewneck – a nod to the singer and designers L.A residence. The crewneck also ties nicely in to the recent Calabasas collection which dropped earlier this year and comprised of throwback sweaters, sweatpants and an all-new 80’s inspired Powerphase Adidas sneaker.
For me, the Boost 350 and Calabasas Crewneck were the two standout pieces from the collection, which I hoped to add to my wardrobe.
As with all the previous releases I had signed up to various raffles and had tried to bag my pair of the Boost 350 V2 on the official adidas website on the day but had no luck! I had almost given up on getting them when I received a notification that both the Yeezy Boost 350 and Yeezy Season 4 apparel had just dropped on Selfridges. Annoyingly the Boost’s sold out during the checkout process but I ended up getting the Calabasas Crewneck I wanted so it wasn’t a complete failure.
When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was how heavy it was. Made from French terry, the crewneck feels premium yet hard wearing. In terms of fit, for me it fits true to size despite it’s oversized fit. I’m a medium and I ordered a medium. Featuring drop shoulders and rib knit crewneck collar, cuffs, and hem, the crewneck sits well and looks great paired with a pair of blue ripped jeans.
What do you think of my latest pick up? Did you manage to get the Yeezy 350 Boosts? Any tips?
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.
Spring is here and theres not a sign of black in sight. I know I’m kinda shocked myself, the colour black feels comfortable, it’s safe and you can’t really go wrong with it. For SS16, the monochromatic uniform of last summer has been long forgotten; replaced with a hue of pastel shades.
Taking style tips from the scandinavians, I have curated my current favourites for this post; to show you what I’ll be taking inspiration from in the upcoming months. Whether worn together or mixed with existing items in your wardrobe, this set of classic Spring items would make great additions to anyones wardrobe. So let’s get started..
First up are these simple tees from MHL. and Our legacy in mint and pink. I don’t think I have ever worn anything in either of these colours before, I’m not even sure if I could pull off a pink shirt but these shades are fairly washed out and not garish in anyway, so who knows. Even if it’s just for a hint of colour under the A.P.C Novak sweater, these tees are certain to brighten up your wardrobe.
Next up are the light wash jeans from Topman. I’m not opposed to blue jeans, my blue Nudie jeans are the comfiest pair that I own, I just go for a black pair 9 times out of 10. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of ripped, washed blue jeans for a while now. Although these Topman ones don’t feature any rips, they are the closest I have found to the colour I am after and I’m sure I can achieve the look I’m after with a pair of scissor and some sand paper.
As for shoes, the Common Projects Chelsea Boots have featured on previous wishlists and I’m still pretty much in love with them, but at £315, I’m yet to take the plunge as I know I will probably ruin them on first wear!
I have also included pairs of ‘white’ Converse and Vans as they’re summer staples. Although described as white, they’re more of a vintage off white colour and will look great whether dressed up or down.
Last but not least I really want some slim fitting, cropped navy chinos for smarter occasions, they’re not pictured above but I already have this pair in black and they fit great!
If you live in the UK, the chances are the Weather has been just as unpredictable where you are as it has been here these past couple of days. One minute, sun, the next, rain! Although we should be used to the ever-changing British Weather by now, it’s always hard to exactly know what to wear.
For me, I tend to play it safe and prepare for the worst. I always make sure that I have a water proof jacket with me incase it rains because I’d hate to get caught out. With that in mind I thought I’d share with you one of my latest pick ups what I would typically wear if I’m heading out for the weekend in uncertain weather.
I recently purchased The North Face Black Label Mountain Quest Jacket in ‘mountain moss’ as I was looking for a ‘Spring’ type of jacket – modern, waterproof and lightweight. Before today I hadn’t had the opportunity to wear it so thought today would be the perfect day to finally test it out.
Much like The North Face’s Japanese-inspired Purple Label, the Black Label aims to draw inspiration from the brands 48 years of outdoor heritage and most popular styles and adapt it to todays modern market and in particular the European Market.
Along with the coat I also purchased the Fine T-shirt in white to wear when the weather warms up a bit, but you can also expect to see various other shirting and lightweight jacket options, along side more tailored shirts and shorts in a number of neutral shades.
Today, I combined the jacket with my favourite day to day Nudie Jeans, a Comme Des Garçons Gold Heart tee and a trusty pair of Nike Air Max 1s for a simple ‘day’ look. And just incase you are wondering it has been sunny, snowing, raining and hailing so far!
For those of you celebrating Valentines day today (because Saturday’s are much more fun) I have put together an outfit for you that won’t break the bank and which will get you through dinner and into the night.
Starting with the top half. This Camel Stretch Long Sleeve Smart Shirt (£30) from Topman is one of my favourite recent purchases. Although described as Camel, the colour is more of a dusty grey/pink colour, similar to the Rose Waffle Cotton Thermal T-Shirt from YEEZY Season 1. Being a stretch skinny fit I would recommend sizing up. I went for a L, bearing in mind that a M is often loose fitting on me.
I have teamed the smart shirt with the Black MA1 Bomber Jacket (£50) also from Topman to give the outfit a more smart casual look. I got the jacket for £25 back in the Black Friday Sale and have worn it loads since so it definitely pays to shop around and get those deals when you can.
For the bottom half I will be wearing these ASOS Skinny Chinos in Cropped Length (£20). Whilst they are chinos they look really smart as the material is lightweight much like a pair of smart trousers. These sit just above the ankle and fit really well. Teamed with the Comme des Garçons X Converse All Star’s this will be perfect for the smart causal look. Being Valentines day and all the CDG heart logo is also a nice detail!
Finally I will be wearing the CM | Black watch (£225) from Larsson & Jennings on my wrist to add a final touch.