Fashion

Casual days

April 27, 2017

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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.

7 Comments

  • Reply Jordan Kay May 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    This was a great post to read, I used to visit Oxford regularly whilst my friends were at university there. A beautiful city! I look forward to reading more of your posts – JK @ http://www.jdkay.com

    • Reply Jordan Bunker May 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Great to hear from a fellow Jordan! This was my first trip to the city and it had a great feel to it. I’ve done another post from Oxford that I shall be posting soon which shows off a lot more of the place.

  • Reply Liam May 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Great post! Sometimes the most simplistic outfit is the best. Your fashion is on point.

    Liam
    liamjhavard.com

    • Reply Jordan Bunker May 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      It’s true. I think some of my favourite outfits I like to wear are quite simple. Thank you Liam, I hope it’s providing you with some ideas of your own on how to style things.

  • Reply Glen Maher May 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Oh man I really need to make my way over to Oxford. Been reading so many great things about that place lately. And nothing wrong with keeping it simple. Life is to complex these days anyways!

  • Reply Glen Maher June 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Nice minimalist simple style. Really pulled off this outfit. Great pics as well.

    • Reply Jordan Bunker June 15, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Keeping it simple is probably the best thing to do on most occasions. I’m glad you’re into the outfit Glen.

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