Sardinia is charming and appealing in so many ways – the leisurely pace of life (quite the adjustment for two Londoners), the wine, the breads dipped in olive oil and balsamic, the wild and un-manicured flora and forna – but the island’s fashion sense leaves much to be desired. Why, I ask you, must the Italian’s insist on crystallising everything? Or wearing jeans with that pre-worn faded effect on the thigh area – what’s with that? Anyway, I tried my best to bring a little bit of style to the land that fashion forgot, here are a couple of my Spring time outfits:
Aviator Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Army Surplus Jacket: Urban Outfitters, Silk Vest: Topshop, Cycling Shorts: Topshop, Bag: Zara.
Dress: River Island, Sandals: Topshop, Bag: Zara (as before)
Breton Stripe Top: Kookai, Blue Trousers: Zara, Leather Jacket: Topshop, Snood: French Connection, Belt: Vintage, Bag: Zara (as before)
This trend obsession blind sided me a little. Desert boots are the sort of footwear your dad would approve of, which should automatically render them unappealing to the world’s fashionistas, but somehow I find myself very in the market for them.
I haven’t shopped in Clarks since I was a child and I managed to persuade my mum to buy me a pair of Magic Steps (who remembers those? Check out this very 80s ad and indulge your nostalgia), but nobody does a desert shoe as comfortable and appealing. And if you really can’t over their dad-ness buy one that’s almost as comfy with a wedge for extra height.
From left: Clarks Originals (£69), ACNE @ ASOS (£245), ASOS (£45), Urban Outfitters (£55)