There's something about the fashion from the Australian beach fashion in the 80s and 90s that I have always found appealing. The washed out denim and faded tees, it was a relaxed, casual affair and was definitely a time that I wish I had the pleasure of living through as a teenager or 20-something-year-old. It's a strange feeling when you feel some kind of connection to a time gone by, especially when you haven't lived it per se.
Luckily for me, the latest drop from Lemaire and the Uniqlo U team has risen to the occasion and is allowing me to live out my fantasies! The latest Uniqlo U SS18 collection has been crafted for both comfort and convenience drawing inspiration from that 90s nostalgia that I am so fond of. With its focus on quality textiles, the latest range was an absolute hit in my eyes. The heavyweight cotton tees, the loose fit cropped jeans and of course the chunky cable knit jumper below, all had the hallmarks of a 90s surfer dude. The collection has a refined, contemporary fit similar to todays Scandinavian style; which again, I really love.
The first of my looks (above) I really drew on that beach culture, and figured it only made sense to shoot it in a fitting location! I'm wearing a Green 100% Heavyweight Cotton Tee which I've paired up with some washed out Straight Fit Ankle Jeans this may be a simple look, but it's a look I could happily wear every day.
Next up, for Look 2, I layered the previous look with a Crew Neck Sweater to keep that surfer look alive. The burnt orange and green aren't exactly two colours I would usually put together; however, in this case I feel that they compliment each other quite well, especially with the washed out denim.
In short, the latest Uniqlo U capsule is a real winner, if you're after some good quality basics that are just a little different, they have got you covered!
Shot by Max Kruse and Josh Bozin, this was part of a paid partnership with Uniqlo Australia.