I don’t know if I’m the only one who suffers from ‘All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go’ syndrome. If I am, it’s been nice knowing ya. Just kidding. And if you’re like me, read on? Read on either way. It goes on something like this. Dressing up a bit too much on any given day, with no plans that would require said overdressing rituals.

It’s by far easier to dress up the shit outta Winter. Pile on jackets and coats and you look like a street style star, at the grocer. What? But when Summer comes around and the sweat starts drippin’ that’s when things get a little trickier. If you’re one of those guys or gals that gets to throw a jacket over a shirt and not sweat a single drop all day long… GOOD FOR YOU. Sadly, I’m not one of those guys. So what do we do? We get creative. Or something.

Fast forward to Summer ’14 and I think I might have found the solution to Summer temperatures and jackets not going well together after countless hot seasons resorting to tanks, thin tees and looking basic. Wear the jacket as a top with nothing underneath. Over shorts? Optional but highly recommended. The result: a light August breeze over your chest and the jacket is bearable once more. Don’t try this during the heat wave next week.

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This also serves as an excuse to try out the deep plunge trend without ya know… Actually buying a top with a deep V. I’m wearing my vintage jacket with wide-legged shorts from H&M cos I like that disconnect between something that’s a bit more formal and fitted, and something that’s a stone’s throw away from pyjama shorts. Irony is everything.

Unbutton it all the way down if you’re feeling extra festive at your village feast.

Vintage jacket, H&M shorts, Adidas Stan Smiths and a whole lotta peek-a-boo action. Hurray?


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