Despite all of my dresses and the “smart/casual” outfits I document on the blog sporadically, this denim shirt and baggy tshirt combination is what I’ve been spending most of my days in recently, which explains why I don’t do daily outfit posts! When I work from home, I usually just plonk myself in to loose-fitted tshirt and either a hoody, or this denim shirt. It also wasn’t until the beginning of this year that I rediscovered my love for plimsolls and sneakers, as I remember saying in this outfit post
that I’ve hardly worn them in so many years but now you can’t get me out of them!
Although this outfit is my ‘comfort zone’ when I’m in the house, it is equally out of my comfort zone when I wear this out – if that makes sense?! It is perhaps a good one for walks in the park, and shopping at the supermarket, but I wouldn’t wear this in public to meet friends, go out for lunch and of course, it’s obviously not appropriate for meetings! However, when Eastpak approached me with a little collab, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to show a different side to my style. Something that’s not girly or smart, for once!
I am really into backpacks and rucksacks these days (well, let’s just be honest, I am obsessed with any style of bags!!) and I’ve got a couple of them including a really big Cath Kidston one which is quite boxy and makes me feel like a Ghostbuster! I also this little black backpack from New Look
which I LOVE but I can hardly store anything in it. It only fits the essentials like my purse, phone, external charger, hand cream and lip balm, but what a novelty it is to be able to fit more into a bag! This Eastpak backpack
(bit of a tongue-twister, try saying that drunk!) is a classic style and inside it, I’ve got a hoody (for when it gets a little too chilly!), along with my cosy wooly scarf, lunchbox, the big camera, a second camera lens, and all of my other essentials I mentioned above! I’d even put a small blanket in there if it was really cold! The design is really cool too not to mention the quality is great. Niki uses his backpack every day, it’s from USC and the plastic lining has been flaking off since he first started using it. That stuff goes everywhere and it’s horrible! So, needless to say, he is going to invest in a Easpak after seeing mine. They offer a 30 year warranty too, which is a winner! I love the funky, colourful design, it’s a 1988 re-edition and I love a good 80’s style print!
If you have anything from Eastpak, you can take part in their #MadeForYourCity
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