RJ STYLE DIARY: ANESU

As one half of this year’s Sun Met’s best dressed couple, Anesu Chogugudza’s style game is always on point. We chat to the model and influencer about what makes his inner fashionista tick. He also takes us through some of his favourite looks of the moment, which he styled himself, obviously.

  1. Who or what inspires your fashion choices?

I’m inspired by the season which we’re in and also the current trends but with special attention to remaining true to my distinct style. I would be lying to if I said that only a few people inspire me when it comes to fashion because everyone inspires me, I pay special attention to the creativity of everyone in their respective styles and I learn from them. 

  1. When you get ready in the mornings what’s the first thing you think when you open your wardrobe?

I definitely think about what look I’ll be pulling off today. I style my daily looks based on how I feel on the day and most of the days I feel like the fresh prince. I’m also very passionate about a touch of vintage, which I try and incorporate into my daily looks.

  1. Favourite trends of the moment?

At the moment I’m loving how everyone is dressing in a really laid back and minimalistic way because it’s summer. I also love playing around with prints, which is my favorite trend right now.

Here’s how Anesu is wearing Relay Jeans denim right now:

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This look is what I’d wear when I can’t decide whether to dress formal/causal so a hint of everything is in the look. The finishing touch is navy suede ankle boots, which are really stylish all year round.

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Denim on denim with rough textures is a classic look, like my Rip ‘n Repair jeans from Relay Jeans. It’s great for a day out running errands in town and it’s definitely timeless.

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This is my favorite look; “Fresh Prince” 90’s-inspired styling that showcases hints of vintage with the patched-jeans, which I love so much.

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This is another laid back denim-on-denim look broken with a white t-shirt. It’s perfect for a night out with the guys.

 

Follow Anesu: @aneyx_ on Instagram and @aneyx_anesu on Twitter.

 

WHERE YOU NEED TO BE THIS SPRING

The days are getting warmer, the sun is hanging out for longer, it’s time to start hanging outside and getting into the best music concerts and festivals about. Here’s the low-down of the festivals taking place between now and end of October

Continue reading WHERE YOU NEED TO BE THIS SPRING

WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO CUT THEIR JEANS INTO SHORTS?

There are more than 20 different types of shorts, but did you know that the first shorts were considered only clothing for children?

In 2016 however, the variety and versatility of shorts has seen them become an essential item for beachwear, athletic wear to formal and casual attire.

We take a look at the history of these short trousers. Continue reading WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO CUT THEIR JEANS INTO SHORTS?

DENIM CUSTOMISATION 101: DISTRESSING

Are you brave enough to try one of the seasons hottest treatments to your favourite pair of jeans? Here’s our step by step guide on DISTRESSING.

Tools-1What do you need?

Sandpaper
Box Cutter
Scissors
A pen or marker
Thick cardboard
Your favourite pair of Relay Jeans

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:
Jump into your jeans so that you can measure where you’d like to create the slits and distressing. Generally, the holes / rips occur in places of high wear – knees, pockets bottom of the legs

Step 2:
Using the pen or marker, mark out the area that you’re going to be cutting. Jump back out of your jeans.

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Step 3:
Take the thick cardboard and place it into your jeans under the area where you are going to be cutting. This stops you from cutting the layer underneath!

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Step 4:
Begin cutting. Watch out for your fingers, the box cutter blade is sharp. Slice across (left to right or right to left) and as wide as you’d like the rip to be.

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Step 5:
Taking your sandpaper, rub at parts of your jean that you’d like to create more definition, again these would be in areas of high usage – tops of pockets, thighs, back pockets. Keep rubbing until you have reached the level of fading and thinness that you are looking for.

Step 6:
Almost there, all that’s left to do, is throw the jeans into the washing machine and give them a good wash, allowing the fabric to fray and pull apart in the areas that you’ve cut.

 

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