A light waterproof jacket is fast becoming an essential in this changeable weather. The retro nylon bomber is the easiest style to wear (jacket left, from Topman), it looks good with a variety of looks and dress down tailored shorts if you decide to brave them this summer. American Apparel’s jacket is great for layering, pick an unusual colour like their baby pink or caramel. The most technical jacket is also the most pricey, Addict’s anorak has airholes under the arm so you don’t get too schweaty and stows away in its own little bag. See after the jump for rest of the picks and product links.
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I was mildly obsessed with Tyvek when I was younger; it was pretty trendy, Björk wore a Hussein Chalayan Tyvek jacket on the cover of her Post album and I had my eye on a Topshop Tyvek shirt (I’m a girl)for a-ages. Feel the retro Tyvek love with American Apparel’s jacket which is priced at a overdraft-pleasing £19. The weight and colour are great for this time of year. Now Tyvek isn’t going to be more durable than cotton, but at that price it’s perfect to add some edge and individuality to your wardrobe.
What with layering being totally in sheer jersey is pretty hot right now, and this American Apparel scarf comes in thirty, yes thirty! different colours. It’s great for snuggling up to when the sun goes down and you’re left freezing with nowt but a shirt to keep you warm. It only costs eight pounds so you can buy a few and mix and match them to suit your outfit.
Fans of the TV show will be excited to hear you can now adorn your chest with one of Dr House’s ‘House-isms’. Hugh Laurie and fellow cast members modelled an ‘Everybody Lies’ t-shirt all proceeds of which go to supporting mental health charities. The t-shirts cost $19.95 and are American A
pparel, so no sweatshop labour will have sullied your charitable purchase.
Manbags have come a long way from Kel from Kath and Kim’s grey pleather pouch. There are many bags on the high street to choose from, starting with the bag that kicked off the whole trend. The cotton tote was a staple with young men in Japan for years before becoming trendy with emo kids and hip young things over here. Burton’s bag is a lovely holdall perfect for a weekend away, or just for storing your laptop. Similar classic style, but slightly smaller, Zara’s satchel is perfect for everyday use. Lastly, Ollie & Nic make wonderful women’s bags and their burgeoning men’s collection features the same quality and style. See after the jump for the top five and product links.
Sometimes it’s good to look a little sleazy, kind of like having a little pot belly: in small doses, cute; massive beer gut, not cute. American Apparel have got just the thing to inject a little cheese and sleaze into your wardrobe, a strokable furry velour sweatshirt, £26. So don this trashy jumper and make like Gerrold from Ghost World with the cheesy chat up lines: "Hey, nice green dress you got there. What are you, Irish?" Contrasting silk scarf and moustache optional.