Items curated by Itunu Oke
Ah, the heatwave we’ve all been dreaming of. Ah, the heatwave we are now all regretting dreaming of. But this week’s list is not full of string vests, thongs and flip-flops, because all things must come to an end - by the time the order comes in it’ll probably all be over.
(We’ve still chucked a few in if you’re a next-day-delivery princess though)
Pleated trackies are great - casual to the max, but can be dressed up quite nicely. Thing is, with pleated trousers, you’ve gotta make sure you keep that crease visible - it’s very easy to let it slip. Great then, that this has a massive white one bloody well embroidered onto it. Lazy men, rejoice!
Some more chunky trainers here, for your chunky dance moves. This pair from PUMA have kept it slightly pared back (slightly) and not included three thousand colours in one style - if you want the chunk without the junk, then these are a nice starting point.
’70s-inspired running-style swim shorts are on top of the must-be-seen-in list this summer, and so is green, actually, so you’re onto a winner with these ones. Watch out though, they show off a lot of skin, so don’t skip leg day.
Lazy Oaf and designer Sailey have teamed up to create a collection inspired by a fictional ‘inconvenience store’, and this worker shirt is one of the best pieces. Check out their brilliant promo video here, and then imitate it by hanging around a 24hr Shell garage all night, and being easily the coolest person in it. If you touch it, you buy it, though.
Simple, cheap overshirt here - buy it and pray for that goddamn sphere of terrifying fire in the sky to just sod off for a day or two, so you can wear it. Christ.
And these too, while you’re at it. Lovely understated pair of gold frames here from the French brand, for a rather easy-to-digest price, too. Show that sun who’s the manager, mate.
The Swedes know minimal style, and it shows in this supremely clean watch. Just have a think about it on your wrist. Look down at your wrist now, and imagine it’s on there. Go on, picture it there, on your wrist. Yeah? Doing it? OH YOU’VE BEEN SIGNED UP BY A MODELLING AGENCY? Well there you go.
If you’re not so keen on flashing loads and loads of leg (like you would be in the first swimmies on this week’s list) but don’t want to hide in a giant billowing set of nonsense board shorts, then these will bridge the gap just nicely. Legs are out, but not out out.
Can you pull off these altogether rather loco trainers? Well, it depends on you, doesn’t it? If you reckon you can’t then you probably can’t. If you reckon you can, then obviously you can. Just go for it, is my advice - nobody ever got anywhere staying in their living room with no shoes on.
This classic, regular fit jean has been dragged all the way back from 1966 to 2018, and really gives off that quintessential US worker vibe. Also, just look how hard they look. You could do a Tough Mudder in these shithouses and you’d be sorted for another seven more, I rate.