Items curated by Itunu Oke
Don’t let it fool you - summer’s not here just yet. The sun coming out is all an elaborate rouse to make you look a mug when you get all overexcited and have to wear shorts home from the office in the rain. Keep calm, it’ll come - but in the meantime, stick to sensible stuff like this…
You’d have never thought it, but the ‘90s are making a comeback. The decade that taste forgot (no, not the 1970s) is seeing a resurgence, and besides raiding your old wardrobe at your parents’ house, you could do with stocking up on some new inspired pieces. Like this little lightweight number, perfect for this liar weather I’ve already mentioned.
Does this go in with the colour wash or the light wash? Neither - it goes to the dry cleaner you maniac. Another trend being raised from the dead - checkerboard - is creeping back into style, so get on board before everyone’s doing it. Looks good, and also enables you to jump into a nice sideline as a human F1 flag.
I know what I said about the weather before, but you still need to make sure your t-shirt game is stocked tightly for the oncoming onslaught of sky-based Vitamin D (providing it actually happens). This breezy little number covers exactly that base and will work with pretty much whatever you’ve got going on downstairs.
Just like you don’t have to be a regular visitor to the terraces to wear the Umbro gear, nor do you have to know what a scrum is to pop on a rugby top. An evergreen item, these long sleeve tops are good for all seasons, and this one from ASOS even has an extra snazzy zip instead of buttons, so it’s extra cool, dude.
Used to be: you had a baby, and then ten years later you bought some cords, but that’s not the case anymore - cord is quickly becoming a must-wear trend for everyone. This pair from should-be-your-go-to-supplier-of-cord-based-clothing Cords & Co., come in a colour that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, but I absolutely like. Top leg-wear, these.
Nice and simple staple piece here, a robust hoody with a sturdy hood - don’t be messing around with any hoodies with floppy, wet hoods, it’s a bad look.
If you could kindly refrain from using the word ‘shacket’, that would be lovely, and instead head out and buy a shirt jacket, that would be great. It’s a perfect piece that will tackle most of what The Lord sends down to us from above, so you should have at least one old-reliable in your collection.
Pink AND green? Yes, actually, properly, literally in the affirmative, as can be seen on this absolutely affordable track jacket. You may think this type of sportswear should remain in the gym or on the pitch, but this can be just as smart as anything else you might have covering your top half. Team with a pair of smart pleated joggers and you’ll be pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes, you swish little bastard, you.