Fashion

Summer afternoons

July 24, 2017

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T-shirt Sunspel Trousers Initial Fashion Trainers Raf Simons

Among sporadic heat waves, summer city breaks and the morning routine of seeing what our unreliable weather is doing, summer is over in the fashion world. Focus on autumn/winter is in full swing and pressure to decide what your coat purchase should be this year is already making its way into articles. Just let us enjoy summer!

In a bid to stretch out this season for as long as possible, I wanted to get outside, enjoy a languid late afternoon – something of a modicum of late – and make sure the ‘a’ and ‘w’ words were momentarily forgotten. We drove through country roads, listened to music that feels like summer and stopped by some fields on the way back.

Warmer weather for me means peeling back the layers while not losing a sense of put-together style.

This long sleeve top from Sunspel is suitably thin and flows in the wind. It may crease slightly easier than a thicker cotton, but sometimes summer dressing should be carefree. Back on my legs again are my Initial trousers that are still serving me well. A strong pleat contrasting a floaty t-shirt adds a touch of structure and balance.

On my feet are my Raf Simons Stan Smiths. They work so well with the fields, with the similar tones being the initial inspiration for the shoot. I never used to be able to justify premium trainers, but now I get it and there’s probably a post in my reasoning for another time. Then not forgetting my most recent addition in terms of accessories, my ring from The Jewel Thief that I bought when I was in Brighton. It’s pretty discrete and has a dishevelled texture upon closer inspection. I already know what I want my next ring to be!

So while the industry may be saying summer is over, we’ve still got plenty of time to lap up the sun (when it decides to say hello) and get many more wears out of our lighter fabrics and laid-back looks. And if it does get cold, sod it, I’m not against a holiday in September.

Photography by Natalie Jade Reading

10 Comments

  • Reply ADMT July 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Nice piece, shots perfectly capture the feel for this piece!
    Interested to hear your thoughts on premium sneaks – as someone who lives in Vans, I’ve not yet made that step.

    • Reply Jordan Bunker July 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoyed the new post. Yes, I’m planning on diving into this a little more, I didn’t want to just write the odd line in here. Nothing wrong with Vans, I’m a Converse guy myself though!

  • Reply Alexandra July 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Those trainers are lovely.
    I like the concept of your pictures, the field.

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    • Reply Jordan Bunker July 26, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      I’m really enjoying the colour way of them. Thank you, it worked really well with what I wanted to say!

  • Reply Aaron George D July 25, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Lovely shoot Jordan, I know what you mean about SS quickly passing straight into AW – where has this summer gone!!!

    • Reply Jordan Bunker July 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Aaron. It doesn’t help with all the Christmas in July activity that goes on as well! Maybe we need to do a warm holiday somewhere in the winter?

  • Reply Nilam cahudhary July 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Jordan this was a lovely shoot, Loved it

    • Reply Jordan Bunker July 28, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Nilam, we tried doing something different with it and I really liked the outcome of it.

  • Reply Jordan Kay August 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Serving Theresa May’s field of wheat realness – I think you might just be the trouser king!

    Have a great week.

    Jordan | http://www.jdkay.com

  • Reply Adetunji Otemade August 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Love the creativity of the photographs. Those Adidas are to die for.

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