Words by Matt Huxley
Living in Australia, the water is inherent in our lives, from Mick Fanning bashing sharks on one side of the globe, to the fact that there’s a flood whenever a drop of rain spills. This crosses over into fashion from time to time, there’s even a whole collection based around it (resort for the plebs who ain’t in the know).
This is what gave me the inspiration for this look. Being in Brisbane, I thought what better to show off a nice blue and white look than our mud brown Brisbane river. Sharks and all.
A nice coloured short is the perfect piece to take you into spring, where everyone is shaking off the winter chill, getting their legs out and finally rocking some colour. It also makes a nice change from denim or black. Typically you’d pair a coloured short with a plain white shirt. I shook it up a bit by using a linen one with a grandpa collar. Linen’s a great transition fabric, regulating your temperature well and providing a great textural element to your look. One problem? It creases like fuck.
Now I had this top and shorts made specifically for me in Vietnam. But I’ve listed some similar items below. Or you can simply fly to Da’Nang, drive down to Hoi An, visit Yaly Couture, and ask them to whip it up for you :p.
This look was shot by the gorgeous Lorraine Hanson, follow her on instagram @lorihph.