Hurrah! It’s Spring 2018, following this week’s Spring Equinox, which apparently signals the “official” commencement of the season.
Following last week’s second visit from the dubiously named Beast From East, we were stranded in Mallorca for 5 hours, unable to fly home to Gatwick due to the wrong type of 3 snowflakes on the runway. In late March.
OK, I know some of you are sniggering and wishing you could have the same complaint. But it made me think – what the hell does one wear during these crazy freezing-cold springtime weeks, just moments away from the Easter holidays – which for me psychologically signals the start of summer.
Well, here’s someone who has it spot on – and it’s not only a guy, but an Arsenal player.
Hector Bellerin, the Premiere League’s most maverick dresser.
The Arsenal defender was in the chilly spring sunshine wearing a bright green, baggy track top, white hoodie, light blue jeans torn to shreds and a chunky jeans chain. I presume his St Patrick’s Day tribute – A Fear of God number, which sells for over £700.
Ballerina was first seen at London Fashion week and he revealed himself to be something of a maverick then. He’s absolutely all over fantastic coats and bright trousers. He wore a coat with golden PJs to a premiere early last year, before turning up to a GQ Style party with bright red trousers and a tartan red coat.
He obviously impressed the FASH PACK because he was then invited to the 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Awards at the Tate Modern. His incredible tuxedo raised plenty of eyebrows as he looked a match for any of the models on show.
I love his ever-increasing confidence. He is entirely at ease with himself wearing Gucci slippers too, and for that I can only salute him.
Onto this instalment of Amanda Zips It Up, and we check out how plastic is used in fashion, plus give you a special feature on Sunglasses for Ibiza 2018. Because if you want really want to start feeling the summer coming on, then a pair of Balearic Sunnies will just about guarantee that.