Friday, 1 July 2011

Firework

As much as I love a chain that invests and prides themselves on a staple trend and a-list essential, I've always been a fan of the unexpected. Particularly when you can find a gem that's lurking in a labyrinth of clothes rails; the puzzle games to find it makes the prize of the lottery kind. I've always been a 'TK addict to the max', having a mathmatical shimmy through the carnival of clothes to find some treasure. It caters for my taste of juxtaposition, as there's every top and look imaginable; and for me I love playing with different style soundtracks that's out of my itunes norm. With summer and sunshine here to stay and play right now, festivals are calling for a wardrobe that's ready to live and breathe the grunge lifestyle. So on a recent stop off to TK Maxx, I found a feast of items to add some eclectic flavour to the current trends. The ragged denim shorts and open shirt combo has travelled across my teenage years into my indie boy days, but to tattoo a touch more punk and clash into the mix, I picked up a tartan hat that pencils in perfectly with the loud and bright shirt of a similar vein. Then for the lazy days in parks with cider and the sound of Bon Iver, khaki is the camoflage colour of choice to fit in with the bohemian landscape pallete. Sometimes people forget just how chilly a festival gets in the evening, where you suddenly realise you're stranded in a t-shirt...in a field...at midnight. So for me a heavy armor knit cardigan is an essential. I love the muddy green one I'm sporting, adding corrogated texture and emmerdale-edge to the alternative. I also figured that since I intoxicated my hair with a new and bold colour, a touch of colour blocking should probably be tried out soon. So I picked up an unconventional golfing style top that has a shimmering sporty quality and reflection to it, but looks great when teamed under an industrial leather jacket. With electric ocean blue jeans, it's my own little way of looking like a firework on a festival night. Be sure to check out some of the items and more at http://www.tkmaxx.com/mens/superbrands-mens/icat/2147/






23 comments:

  1. I'm loving all three of these looks, especially 2 and 3. The new hair color is swell too!

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  2. amazing


    http://breathtakinglife.blogspot.com/2011/07/graduating-with-honors.html

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  3. ah thank you!
    you still inspire me, your outfits are amazing. where is my $$$? :(
    X

    martijnmendel.blogspot.com/

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  4. i fucking love how you dress

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  5. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) i love all these looks but especially the second too, the electric blue jeans are AMAZING but i love the laid back look, you're right about khaki and all the other colours :) cute hat. ronan x

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  6. the red shirt in the last 2 pictures, makes my knees go weak. it's one of my favorite colors on guys. my boyfriend has a super sexy button up that's short sleeved, and it shows off his tattoos, and looks fabulous on him.. and it happens to be this color. i LOVE it.

    allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow, you look amzing in all the pictures.
    Flower.
    www.bobblyrainbowsocks.co.uk

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  8. The color blocking is incredible! So modern and fresh!

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  9. I like your blog, your style is great.

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  10. long time no speak, Charles! i love the last look its my favourite1

    Roman x

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  11. Great outfits:)

    http://cornersofthefashion.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great outfits, I really like the 2nd one.

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  13. i like #2. consider me quasi fangirl

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  14. so lush in leather

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  15. Love the photos, your style & blog :)

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  16. Wow, you look super cool in these outfits! Love the fun color combo!

    Thanks for your nice comment at my blog. :)

    http://littlebellring.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the colour blocking!

    www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

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