THE WOVEN LEATHER BACKPACK FROM THE NEW TOPMAN LUX COLLECTION

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never really been a fan of backpacks – The majority of my “man-bag” collection is derived of totes, messenger bags and holdalls much to dismay of my arms and right shoulder – But as Marc Jacobs did last year, high street brand Topman have made me rethink my decision to exile the two strapped carrier from my life with this stunning and affordable black Woven Leather Backpack from their new Lux Collection.

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I’VE GOT THE “BALTIMORE BLUES”

I’ve noticed recently that my look is once again evolving. Now that’s either due to blogging, tweeting and following a horde of inspiring fashionistos, or it’s because being an unemployable vegetable rotting in the middle of nowhere has just made me lazier when it comes to making an effort to dress up (I don’t even straighten my hair to quiff it anymore). Either way, I’ve slowly begun to ditch the torso hugging tight tops and leather boots I wear with my skinnies, and replaced them with easy to wear oversized sweatshirts and tees in muted tones and converses.

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SALE PICKS – THE BURGUNDY WOOL TRENCH COAT FROM TOPMAN

This Burgundy Wool Trench Coat from the Topman sale is a brilliant bargain and If I could, I would snap it up ASAP!

I happen to have the Khaki version which you may have seen me post and tweet about on numerous occasions. Aside from the beautiful colour, it’s well made, warm, fit’s perfectly, and looks much more expensive than the £45 sale price tag. The buttons tend to be quite loose, so you may want to restitch them or better yet, as I am planning to do, re-buttoned the whole coat with metallic gold ones!

Hurry as there’s only one Small left!

Available for £90 £45 online from Topman

 

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…IS…THIS BURGUNDY FOIL PATTERNED SWEATSHIRT FROM TOPMAN

Christmas day is edging closer and I still haven’t done any shopping…for others at least…simply because I’m too busy shopping for myself thanks to little gems like this.

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THE TOPMAN DENIM SLEEVELESS JACKET – MY BARGAIN FLASH SALE PURCHASE!

Winter may have hit the UK (with torrential rain and gale force winds), but I, ladies and gentleman, am off to bake in 32 degrees of Indian sunshine for the week. So even though I may die from heatstroke while wearing this Denim Sleeveless Jacket from Topman in the heat, at least I’ll look HOT doing so, especially when riding on the back of my cousin’s motorcycle! (Yes that’s how we get around there!).

As above, I’m potentially looking at pairing this gem with my All Saints Archive Wintermoon Tee and grid print yellow Trucker cap. And in case you were wondering, this bargain beauty was a steal at only £40 £12!!!! Courtesy of the Topman Flash Sale.

 

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THE BUTTERFLY PRINT SWEATSHIRT FROM TOPMAN THAT HAS MY NAME FLUTTERING ALL OVER IT!

I cannot stop staring at this sweatshirt, it’s just so Mariah ME!

This statement stone coloured long-sleeve sweatshirt with an all over butterfly print is part of the Topman LTD collection and deserves a place in my summer/autumn transition wardrobe ASAP.

While I appreciate the way this has been styled on the Topman website (with the whole vintage 1950s look), it’s not exactly my look. So below are a few items out of my wardrobe that I would team up with this wonderfully eccentric piece.

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TOPMAN TAKE US WAY BACK WHEN WITH THEIR COLOUR CHANGE TEES

Is there some kind of nostalgia in the air? All my posts have had something relating to the 80s/90s recently and here’s another one to add to the blog roll.

Topman have resurrected a part of my childhood by stocking 2 colour change tees which, as the name states, change colour according to the temperature of your body, (or as I did when I was younger by constantly breathing on it).

So far there is an orange San Fernando print tee and a purple Tampa Beach tee, (available for £20), which can be purchased as part of the 80s collection online via the Topman website.

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NEW PURCHASE – OLIVER SPENCER FOR TOPMAN DENIM BIKER JACKET

For various reasons yesterday, I found myself in Topman’s Oxford Street store…the worst place for a guy like me who is a Small Top-wise and 30w 32L bottom-wise to find anything in the sale this late, as it all just goes!

However after 35min of going back and forth through the diminishing sale rails I came across this amazing fitted cobalt blue denim jacket by designer Oliver Spencer. Only an hour ago I was saying to my friend how I felt I looked really “drab” ( in a tonal sense), wearing All Saints sand coloured Chinos, Topman’s Khaki Scout Chukka shoes, a thin rolled up sleeved slouch neck, latte coloured tee and a Khaki Banana Republic hoody! The hoody was immediately shoved into the All Saints bag and replaced by this masterpiece which immediately perked up the predictable “muddy palette” themed outfit, and perfectly stood out amongst the grey skies of London.

Excuse my awkwardness, I sometimes get a teeny bit nervous when people take photos of me…but let’s appreciate the fact I coordinate with my surroundings!  Woohoo!

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TOPMAN RECALL THE 50’S WITH NOSTALGIC “RIPLEY” COLLECTION

Topman harken back to 1950’s with their new relaxed and nostalgic collection for Topman LTD, “Ripley.”

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