You can’t dress up all the time, so eventually you'll need to get that casual look down. Everyone needs a look you can wear when going to the shops or having a lazy Sunday at the pub with your friends. Even your casual day to day should still be inspired by your style. You have to think carefully about how to dress, and make sure you do it right. In this blog I’m going to explain the five key items you need in your wardrobe to achieve the casual look. If you select the next five items carefully, choosing quality pieces, they could last you forever.

The Denim Jacket.

A quality denim is the first wardrobe essential in my book. I have two that I have relied on for years, both from All Saints, one black denim and the other classic blueThe two jackets I own look sweet every time I wear them, however, if I’m recommending a denim to you I’d say you should look no further than Levi. I don't think you can beat a classic Levi denim. I’ve been saving up badges and pins for years but I can’t seem to bring myself to stitch them on to my All Saints jackets. I feel that if I stitched them onto a jacket I own, in a few years it wouldn't stand the test of time, but a Levi jacket even after years and years would still hold it's cool.

I’d rather wait to purchase that classic Levi which will last a lifetime rather than a few years of cool like the A.S jacket. Thats why you have to go Levi. I would still stick to either the black or the classic blue though. They're timeless jackets you can keep forever. Wearing the jacket in a casual way, in my opinion is achieved by leaving the front unfastened and by unbuttoning the sleeves, maybe rolling one up, for that laid back cool look.

Soft, Stretch Denim Jeans

A comfortable jean is a must for a casual day, a jean you can move in and that has a little stretch to the denim. If I’m not wearing my skinny black jeans I actually really like a light indigo pair. I have a few pairs again from All Saints which I wear every once in a while, they have a worn effect with the odd rip here and there. They have the right amount of stretch in the denim which allows for good movement around the leg. I’d never go for a jean with a regular cut, it’s just not my style, even on a casual day, you need to stick to what you know and feel right in. Thats why I’d go for a tapered fit, these jeans start in a regular shape yet get tighter towards the ankle. So they aren't full on skinny but still have a good fit and shape to them.

A Cosy Sweater.

I don’t own that many sweaters, but the ones I do, I wear a lot. This is one of the casual jumpers in have in my wardrobe. This jumper is bright red and from The Kooples. I’ve owned this jumper a year or so and it's still one of my favourites, just to throw on and head to the pub.

It's a thick chunky jumper with a loose knit pattern, you can sort of see through the jumper, so at times it can be a little nipple heavy -but hey ho. I like this jumper as it is the most colourful thing in my wardrobe, it's a change to my normal dark colours I normally wear, it's more of a state of mind, so when I wear it, it's feels more of a casual statement.

Comfortable Shoes.

I’m not talking about Chelsea boots, I’m not talking Cuban heels, I’m talking Converse. A rubber sole shoe with no heel and no point. Back to basics with a classic design. I'd never owned a pair of Converse in my life up in till last week. I know, how did I get by! Saying that I’ve never watched an episode of Friends, people find that more shocking!

I rectified the situation by buying some classic black & white high-tops. You can't go wrong with an original lace up shoe. Converse are just cool, they've been around since 1908 and have never stopped gaining popularity ever since. I've worn them here with some jet black skinny jeans, rolled up at the bottom to give the shoe a little more impact.

Quality T-Shirt.

Everyone has their favourite t-shirt, the one you think is super cool, the one you like the image on the front. I own more t-shirts than any other garment in my wardrobe. So I always have one to match my outfit no matter what it is. All my tee's are pretty much the same colour as they have to match with my wardrobe, mainly white, grey and black. That's the colour palette I stick too, as by now you've figured out. It's so much easier putting outfits together if you have the same colour palette throughout your wardrobe. Tip!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a massive fan of a nice white T-shirt. (See my blog on finding the perfect white T-shirt below). A tee with a cool print on or even just a simple stripe is perfect for a casual occasion. One of my most comfortable t-shirts is this three quarter sleeve blue and white stripe tee, it’s my trusty hangover friend. I’ve had it for years it’s got a few rips in which I've stitched up, but I just can’t throw away. It's an old favourite!


The basic white T-shirt is a key staple of everyone's wardrobe, but does your basic white T compliment you the way it should? There's such a huge variety out there, when it comes to a basic t-shirt. Alternations in neck line, material, length- the possibilities go on and on. I searched the high street, but after a while looking around in various places, comparing t-shirts, I bought all three at H&M. They certainly have their basics down! I bought a classic crew neck, a V neck, and my personal favourite style, a raw neck T-shirt. In my opinion, getting the white T-shirt look right is crucial, here are the rules to follow to achieve that.

The basic white T-shirt is usually the cheapest garment you can buy, this is because its so easy to manufacture. A basic white T undergoes the least amount of processes from start to finish, as there’s no dying, printing or appliqué involved. 

Finding that staple T is actually harder than it seems. I've bought all three styles to show you how much they can change your appearance, but as I've mentioned my favourite style is the scooped neck T. First you have to find out what neck line is for you. To do this must abide by these simple rules. If you have more of a round face, or a short neck, you may be better going for a T-shirt with a V neckline, as the V shape will elongate your neck and draw the eye down, rather than focusing on your jaw line.

The scoop neck T-shirt. This is the T I always buy. It's my personal favourite, any T with a raw, or scooped neckline is my go-to. If I purchase a t-shirt without a scooped neck, then I'll simply cut it accordingly, that’s how much I like that shape. I just think that style really suits me. This neck line opens up the face area and creates the illusion of a longer neck.

The classic crew neck, this is the most popular T-shirt neckline you’ll find out there. The crew highlights the shoulders and chest, making them appear wider, whilst slimming and narrowing the stomach. Although a downside to the crew, is that you can appear shorter. I’ve never personally liked this T-shirt shape, I just find it boring and repetitive, I don't own a single one in my wardrobe, and as you can see it doesn't suit me.

The length to any T-shirt, no matter what neckline you choose, is also very important! I’d say, what ever T-shirt you buy should NEVER be longer than an inch or so over the waist band of your jeans. The long T-shirt look in my books is a big no go!

Fit is also key, you don't want a T-shirt that looks like it’s been sprayed onto you, or a t-shirt that is too baggy. You want to find a T-shirt that compliments your body shape. An easy rule to follow is, if you're able to grab an inch of material from the torso, and an inch from the shoulder, you've found the perfect fit for you. 100% cotton is always a plus, if the garment is 100% cotton it means it'll be very soft, and comfortable to wear. The material is also light to wear, as well as being breathable. 

White T-shirts can be worn and styled with pretty much anything. Casually with a denim jacket, or if you want to achieve more of a formal look, you can dress it up with a leather or blazer. Easy. Come across to my YouTube channel to hear a more in depth description of finding the perfect white T-shirt, and what my favourite styles are.


Last Saturday I visited a place I've been wanting to visit for years! It was such a cool place, one single Instagram photo just doesn't do it justice, so I’ve written this blog post about it too! I’ve always wanted to see this place for myself ever since I first spotted it, again on good ol' Instagram. I don't know why it’s taken me this long to make plans and go!

God’s Own Junkyard is situated in a large industrial unit, in amongst some other art and food units on Ravenswood industrial estate, North London. From the outside, it doesn't look much. However when you step inside it’s a totally different story! Everywhere you look there’s neon, every colour you can possibly imagine is shining and flashing right before your eyes, as soon as you step through the door. The room is huge, bursting with mountains of bric-a- brac, full of film props and, of course more neon signs. The place is pretty indescribable!

Every sign you can think of is hanging, or has been placed in some sort of artistic or unusual way. The walls, the roof, the floor are all over flowing with signs. New signs, old signs, carnival & circus lights, salvaged signs, vintage neon, retro displays, down to a statue of Jesus himself holding two neon hand guns. This place really does have everything!

It’s like walking around in a dream world, everywhere you look you see something different, something interesting, something you missed the first time around, I've never seen this much stuff all in one place, never mind all killer neon signs! It’s such a sweet place to explore, when you first enter the unit you’re taken aback by how much there is to look at, and how colourful all the neon is, never mind thinking HOW MUCH IS THIS GUYS ELECTRICITY BILL!

Flashing multicoloured lights of every size are intertwined into the displays with huge disco balls, that hang from the ceiling reflecting even more colours and lights around the room. Huge signs, small signs and every kind of neon you can imagine is piled up on the floor all carefully placed with walk ways running in-between the exhibits. Walking around this magical place is so much fun, every corner you walk around you see different angles to view the lights from. Plus the music in there is awesome, whoever creates that playlist, I need it!

We spent the whole morning looking around the junk yard, taking LOADS of photographs along the way of course. The best part of GOJY, other than the lights, is the amazing little café called 'The Rolling Scones' You can grab a coffee and cake (the cinnamon rolls are to die for) while you sit in ore soaking up the atmosphere under the neon lights.

There's a large seating area inside, nestled in-between the neon in one of the rooms, plus a sweet outside area for when the weather gets warmer. GOJY has featured in Vogue magazine, which I'm not surprised about, having the perfect backdrop to any super cool photoshoot!

It’s a little out of the way if you're in central London, but nevertheless it's well worth a visit! The nearest tube station to GOJY is Walthamstow, which is around a 15 minute walk through an idyllic London suburb.
Here is the link to their website if you want to find out more.

God’s Own Junkyard reminded me of another amazing sign boneyard I visited last year in Las Vegas. I won’t bore you with the facts, but if you're ever in Vegas, and want to switch things up from the usual drinking and gambling, the neon museum is the perfect place to do it! If your visiting Vegas this summer I highly recommend checking this place outClick here to find out more about Neon Museum.


Bandanas have been a part of my wardrobe for years, so today I’ve decided to write a small blog all about them. This post will hopefully give you a little inspiration to style a bandanna into an outfit of yours.

Bandannas have been around for over two hundred years, originally made in the U.S.A and first used to promote George Washington's campaign to be president. They were also used to commemorate special occasions and were heavily used to advertise. Slogans and pictures were cheaply printed on squares of cloth by companies. At the time they were known as “little banners” which grew in popularity as people started to wear them, eventually leading them to being called bandannas.

History lesson over, I’ll tell you a little more about my collection. I bought my first bandanna for practical use, to keep my hair out of my face at night. Now bandanas are a crucial part of my look and a key wardrobe essential. Bandannas are really useful when styling an outfit up, giving you that little extra touch of personality, alternatively they can be worn to give a pop of colour to an outfit. I have a few different bandannas in my wardrobe now, ranging from the classic black & white print, to a selection of plain block colours.

There are so many ways to actually wear a bandanna, so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that suits you! They can be worn around your head, neck, threaded through the loops on your jeans, on your wrist, or even tied to a bag. The possibilities really are endless! They're such a versatile piece. Head across to my Youtube channel where my latest video is all about this versatile accessory, including the many ways you can wear & style them. Here’s the link so you can check it out yourself.

You can pick up a bandanna from pretty much any shop, either in the mens or women's section, there’s no real difference at the end of the day, as these are just squares of material with a print or colour. A bandana is such a cool accessory to own in, especially if you get a variety of prints, colours and designs.

Here are a few of my favourite bandannas ranging from 99p to an eye watering £375