Spending the month interning for a fashion company in East London, I have spent a lot of time discovering the streets of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Co.. With fewer transport links than other areas of London, it takes a bit of time and effort to make yourself familiar with East - it almost seems like it wants to be conquered. But, once the initial burdens are overcome and one has the bus system figured out, the doors will open to a part of East London away from the busy, tourist filled places like Brick Lane and Spitalfields market. The real gems of East London lie in the hearts of Hoxton, Dalston and Hackney and present themselves in form of independent stores, cinemas and coffee shops, which are maintained with loving care and dedication. A walk along the canal will take you to Broadway Market or towards Victoria Park, which has its own special, homelike atmosphere. This does not only reflect itself in its surroundings, but also in the relaxed, 'no-fuss' style of the East London native. I felt inspired to incorporate some of their comfy yet cool pieces such as bombers, casual leather slip ons and boyfriend jeans into my wardrobe to contrast my more classic pieces such as blazers and shirts. This way all of my London experiences end up influencing my style and are kept as memories of this very special time of my life.
I was wearing: Boyfriend jeans by Zara, leather slip ons by H&M, Cashmere polo by Uniqlo, silver earrings by & Other Stories, totebag by Joseph, a neoprene bomber jacket, sunglasses purchased on Brick Lane
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