Current Obsessions

The "I forgot to set my alarm" Dress Code



















AKA Clothing Shirt *

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ASOS Jeans

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Sabrina Tach Backpack @ Boticca

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Topshop Hat

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ASOS Sunglasses

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Topshop Shoes


You wake up late. There's no time to shower. Your hair is a mess. And your laptop is still at the bottom of the bed replaying the same episode of Gossip Girl that you fell asleep watching last night. 


The secret weapon for those 'I forgot to set my alarm' days? The big, baggy shirt. Eternally cool paired with skinny jeans and Birkenstocks, thrown over a pair of runner shorts or worn open over a lace slip dress. 

AKA nail

it with their

Saltro shirt.

Seriously smooth and silky, it feels like it's made from a soft vintage scarf you picked up from a thrift store or nicked off your nan. There's a strong 90's feel in the strikingly manic monochrome print that resonates with the urban Manchester roots of the brand. It reminds me of staring through sharp, 

spindly branches in a forest at a stark, grey February morning sky

.


Effortlessly cool streetwear in intricate, hand-designed black and white prints is

AKA'

s signature and both their

mens

and

women's

collections are worth checking out if you want something that little bit different (they do a

skirt

and

top

co-ord in this exact print which epitomises the edgy take on the often-too-girly skirt suits.) 


Of course, you've still woken up too late, and no matter how big, baggy and boyfriendy the shirt is, it won't fix the issue with your hair and face... 


Cue big floppy hat and sunglasses combo: hides greasy hair and the fact you're still wearing last night's makeup, and

somehow

manages to make you look incredibly glamorous all in one go (although let's face it, you'll probably look like a bit of a diva on the tube.) 


If only everyone that walked by you on the street knew what lay beneath the disguise...

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