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What keeps me motivated while behind the desk and working on my own for large periods is the prospect of being able to travel to create content and consider it work. While in Oxford I found this as an opportunity to talk about the days away from my laptop and what I wear when having some downtime. Although I’ve learned to embrace Leicester as a place to shoot content when needs be, it’s also nice to be able to go somewhere different and completely new.
Sometimes a new backdrop and a different location makes me consider things differently. It can be anything from new angles to perspectives, or the colours I want to include. With Oxford being Oxford, there wasn’t much escape from limestone and history, not that I’m complaining. I wanted to embrace it rather than try and make Oxford sit in-line with my normal posts. If I did that, then what would be the point of travelling to somewhere new?
The starting point of this project was to select items from the French Connection Man spring summer range that allowed me to feel freed of work and ready for a day in a new city. I picked up a short sleeve t-shirt, with textured cotton and navy striped sleeves.
Casual daywear can, at times, make you feel a little plain Jane. But for me, extra nods of colour and material consideration can elevate a basic piece into something that can be worn alone.
What you wear for certain situations can help separate work and time off. If I’m wearing a t-shirt and straight navy cotton chinos I feel a little more at ease than if I was in London for the day. I’d normally start planning what to wear the night before and make sure it had to work. Whereas an outfit like this makes me feel relaxed and ready to switch off.
I’ll be sharing what I got up to in Oxford soon, including a couple of amazing stores we managed to find. Do you have two uniforms, one for work and one for out of office hours?
Photography by Natalie Jade Reading
This post has been sponsored by French Connection. However, all the views expressed are my own.