HINT OF RED | OOTD INSPIRATION | PLIMSOLLS

HINT OF RED | OOTD INSPIRATION | PLIMSOLLS

HINT OF RED | OOTD INSPIRATION | PLIMSOLLS

What I am wearing:

Black Sweater Hugo Boss | Black Khaki Pants Roma Designs Africa | Red Cap Generic | Red Plimsolls Generic | Brass Jewelry Kipato Unbranded | Watch Infinix Kenya

Most of my OOTD (Outfit of the Day) looks are based on my daily schedule. If I am mostly going to be in the office hidden away from the world, I usually wear a pair of black khaki pants or blue jeans and throw on a t-shirt. If I have a couple of meetings, I dress up based on the meeting vibe, but most days I wake up and dress as my mood suggests, which is mostly in black.

I have never been a lover of colours on me. I do selectively love colours on other people, I am still fantasizing about that monochromatic burgundy look that Adam Gallagher wore some months back on his blog. I recently got called by my shoe guy, yes I have a shoe guy that is responsible for most of the pieces I have in my collection. He let me know that there is a plimsoll that I would love, I was excited because I hadn’t bought a new pair of shoes in a while and shopping for shoes always gets me in a zone of bliss. Long story short, they were red and it took me a while to say yes, but I now love them.

HINT OF RED | OOTD INSPIRATION | PLIMSOLLS

Plimsolls were created in the early 1800s and were originally a canvas top attached to a rubber sole. With the advancement in fashion technology and design, diverse fabrics are used in the design, like denim, leather and even wool.

HINT OF RED | OOTD INSPIRATION | PLIMSOLLS

Plimsolls are one of my favourite shoe designs, because of the comfortable and versatile nature of their designs and structure. I especially love slip-on plimsolls because they are less hectic to wear or remove as compared to laced boots or chukkas.

Plimsolls had solid rubber soles about 8 or 9mm thick, to which the canvas was glued without coming up the sides (as on trainers). The effect when running was not dissimilar to running without shoes.

Photography ImSoGabriel | Location The Arbor Place Limited