My Denim Dilemma

fullsizeoutput_459bI’m sure I am not the only one who has had denim struggles since day dot. I have never had a pair of jeans that i’ve been content with ever. So last month I made it my mission to go on a hunt for a pair of jeans I love. Previously I have bought jeans from most high street stores, online stores and the classics like Levi’s however, none have been what I’ve been looking for.

I was aiming to find a variation of style and colour of jeans from black, grey to dark and light blue – including ripped non ripped, cropped and not cropped. I personally not a fan of ‘spray on’ skinny jeans.

Anyway what I found was my perfect pair of light blue jeans which were fitted well around the waist and good around the bum then a little more relaxed around the leg whilst still maintaining a fitted look and the perfect ankle (I roll up the bottom a bit to give a cropped look) these jeans remind me of the Copenhagen street style which was exactly what I was looking for. I found these jeans in Sandro (which I now love – the jackets, jumpers and denim in their shop was to die for, I wanted everything). They were supposed to be £175 but because I bought them at Bicester village they were only £100. However, they were in the sale so was actually only £49 which was similar to prices in high street shops like Topman so I definitely recommend heading to Bicester for a bargain.

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I’m still on the hunt for some nice black and grey jeans but I will definitely be keeping an eye out on Sandro – their website doesn’t do them justice go visit a store!

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Thanks for reading,

Kane 🙂

 

The only 2 piece you need

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So yes festival season is very much so coming to an end but I want to show you that this outfit is so much more than a festival outfit – it is so so versatile.

For me this is a perfect festival outfit with a twist – it is silky, a  bright metallic blue, loose fitting and cool considering it is a shorts and short sleeve co-ord.

I love this outfit for any summer festival I wore mine to pride and Boundary festival which was only last wee

k (I know I was freezing). The only downside for me was it doesn’t come in extra small and I found the shorts were a little oversized – but I just rolled them up and it was fine.

This ‘summer’ 2 piece set gives you so much versatility for all seasons – You can wear them together, dress up / dress down, open shirt / buttoned up, mix and match the shirt and the shorts with other outfits to make a versatile outfit for all weathers. This is why it was well worth the £55 from Zara!

Here are a few ways I would utilise this luxury 2 piece for smart or casual occasions

(P.S. I love the idea of the yellow jumper tied with the 2 piece set the silky blue and the bright yellow work so well defo recommend).


Two Piece from Zara

Yellow Jumper from Zara

Navy cropped Trousers from Bershka

Trainers from Gucci

Jeans from BohooMan

A Lemon Summer

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Lemons may usually be thought of as bitter but, if you start incorporating lemon accents into your outfits this summer it will be anything but.

I am not one to follow trends however I am totally on this yellow/ lemon/ mustard hype. I am such a navy, white, black and grey type of guy so brightening up my wardrobe with this colour palette would have seemed daunting not so long ago. However i’ve seen so many people killing it lately with these bright colours. So, if you’re like me and want to switch up your wardrobe and fit in with the brighter season that is (hopefully) ahead of us then defo go and invest in something that is yellow whether it be a whole outfit or an accessory – I will leave some of my favs down below.

I’m in love with this Baywatch-T perfect for the summer, it is bright and refreshing, it adds a bit of cheeky to my classic wardrobe – I will definitely be taking this one on my travels.

Thanks for reading – head over to my instagram @kanehuxley1 where you will see how I style these items 🙂


I’m lusting after these lovely lemon items from Zara…

Flowing shirt – Zara

Small Crossbody bag – Zara

Yellow printed bandana – Zara

Yellow Cotton Bermuda shorts – Zara

Premium cotton sweater – Zara

Yellow backpack – Zara


Items featured in this post:

Baywatch top – Zara (and they do it in womens)

Mustard t-shirt – Cos (Similar)

Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa – Feel unique

Ace Embroidery Trainers – Gucci

…I was served Lemons but I made Lemonade (I saw Beyoncé’s concert the other day still obsessed).

Looking for a lunch spot in London?

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Ok if you are ever in London and want a quick but chíc lunch you have to go to EatbyChloe in Covent Garden

It is a vegan fast food restaurant, the food was incredible and so were the vibes – especially the swing chairs. Very aesthetically pleasing

I loved everything we ordered, omg the ‘parmesan crust’ – Yum

I love you London and i’m definitely going to be back to ByChloe and try the meatball sub.

 

Thanks Sophie Bala for taking me to these fab places (and for the insta shots) xo

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By the way this jumper was a bargain find in Bershka on sale. I love the way it fits and the whole style of it. A perfect spring hoodie for this time of year. All outfit details will be linked below….


Pink Jumper from Bershka – STILL IN STOCK!

Jeans from Boohoo man 

Accessories:

Daniel Wellington Bangle

Daniel Wellington Watch

The ‘tracksuit’ of dreams

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I got this beauty from Zara. I had been wanting one for ages after I saw a blogger shooting it in Joe&Juice in London one day. Since I have searched everywhere for something similar and the closest I got was one in Dior which was extortionate.

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I am in love with it for so many reasons:

1- It is sooo comfortable so it is a perfect airport outfit or for a long car journey

2- It isn’t like the ‘typical’ tracksuit you would in-vision It gives you comfort and style

3- It fits so well. Mine is a small which does fit well for me now but in the christmas period maybe a little bit on the small side – I blame the cheese board.

4- The CROPPED leg. I know I am about a year or two late to this trend but I don’t care i’m living for it

5- The matching navy and burgundy stripes on both the jacket and the bottoms. Which goes perfectly with my watch strap i’m currently wearing.

This tracksuit is more suitable for spring but I am finding it so hard to not wear it now in the colder months  especially here in England (I do but I freeze).

It is perfect teamed with a plain white t-shirt like I have here, I usually tuck it in. In terms of shoes low top trainers are my favourite. My all time favourite shoes to wear with this are my Gucci ace sneakers when I bought them it was literally for an outfit like this. Although I do love wear my classic vans with this outfit too.

Thanks for reading,

Kane 🙂

The only high street shearling jacket you need.

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(As you can tell it was pretty cold when I was shooting this jacket & I was standing on a frozen lake – So I hope you appreciate it)

This jacket is from River Island. I was really surprised on the quality of the jacket considering. It has really made me look into river island more which i’ve noticed have really upped their game especially adding lines like their limited edition range.

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I have been wanting a Borg lined jacket for a while ever since I saw the dreamy Balenciaga shearling aviator. However this is a lot more affordable at £110 (IF YOU”RE A SIZE SMALL OR XXS IT IS ONLY £55 – I’m wearing a size small here). I love the cuffs on the sleeves wrapped in Borg which are slightly cropped which I like to show what jumper or short you’re wearing underneath. I prefer it unzipped with a scarf rather than zipped up but each to their own. For a high street alternative I think it is a great jacket that not only looks stylish also keeps your super warm.

If you want to see more about my trip to Iceland and some recommendations read my last blog post!

Thanks guys,

Kane 🙂

The generation with an obsession for perfectionism.

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I really would like my blog to be more personal and talk about issues or topics that are important. So I was thinking of adding this to the end of some of my blog posts when i’ve been thinking about something a lot at that time – although I don’t want it to be forced.

Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts on perfectionism and i’ve found a lot of them very relatable and has made me think. I have realised that when social media is criticised it is mostly in relation to body image creating unrealistic expectations for people. However I also think social media allows unrealistic expectations in terms of productivity. It has created a culture of obsession over the ‘perfect life.’ Again just like body image, people will mostly show an almost edited view of their life as only selected content is uploaded. i have found myself looking at peoples Insta stories and seeing them waking up at 5 am and hitting the gym , completing their uni work as well as creating lots of their content for their blog. |t appears as if they are ticking off their entire to do list which is possible every now and then but not everyday. This leaves me feeling deflated and unmotivated as I give myself unrealistic expectations that I can’t complete. I am beginning to understand that it is okay to have two days of not exercising or leaving a task until tomorrow.

Not everyone is on top of it all of the time. It is okay you can get it all done but just not all in one day. Anyway chances are you’re smashing life in your own way!

I hope you can think the same too if you are like me and overwhelm yourself with mountains of uncompleted to do lists.

Thank you for reading something a little more personal,

Kane 🙂