A few weeks back, I was asked to be featured in the super trendy London based menswear site, The Idle Man. They asked me a bunch of questions related to my sense of style. They were interested in finding out who influences my own personal style and as of lately, Kanye West is that person. Say what you want about him but in terms of edgy everyday street wear his looks are always on point. I always catch myself pulling inspiration from him including this look I put together for this post. This outfit actually features some of my favourite items; my camel car coat, denim on denim and my new suede Lacoste chukka’s. This whole look embodies my aesthetic to a tee. – A mix of street edge (the ripped denim joggers+ kicks) and american prep (car coat + denim jacket). I’m really into these Chukka boots as they’re a little different from my standard shoe choice. – I found that they made a great alternative for this outfit rather than a pair of white low tops. I’m obsessed with suede footwear, (hello my Chelsea Boots!) and I really like the contrast that the white sole and the grey upper portion of the boot have with each other. If you’re into this look, specifically my kicks you can pick them up at what is becoming one of my go-to spots, Town Shoes! What I’m Wearing
Hi guys, I’ve decided to switch things up slightly with this post and focus a little more on life rather than style. The last few weeks for me have been a little frustrating to say the least. I don’t know if it’s just the weather or something in my subconscious that was trying to reveal itself but something was definitely off. I’m a Gemini so I know that my spirit is very sensitive and can be easily affected by the different types of energy that surrounds me but this time around I just couldn’t shake those negative vibes. I took some time to myself to try and reflect, hence the limited posting action but I’m back and feeling much better! Whenever I’m down I tend to read more and search for inspirational quotes and I always come back to this one idea; trusting your journey. Things are going to happen and you’re going to have rough patches in every area of your life (personal, health, career, finance etc..) but it all happens for a reason. You just have to believe that there’s a lesson to be learned in every misfortune and that those times or events really help shape the person you’re meant to be.
About a month ago I had a feature in IN Magazine where the focus was on sexuality in sports. I was asked to provide a quote that depicted the best life lesson that I’ve learned so far and I’d like to share it with you guys as well; “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” – C.S Lewis
I’ve held onto that quote for some time now and I recently found another quote that inspired the direction of this style post; Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine. To some, this quote might sound juvenile but for me I saw it at the right time and it really resonated with me. Personally, I just felt that I owed you guys an explanation for my disappearance and I also just wanted to share my reaffirmed learnings! I hope your week is off to a great start and that you’re staying warm! #ItsBeenAColdWinter #SharingIsCaring Outfit details below!