Weekend Shopping: Denim Gets Wild and the Typography Trend

20/01/2012 22:40 | Updated 21 March 2012

After a big Christmas spend-up I'm window shopping this weekend, making plans for when payday comes. The jungle jean trend for animal print denim has my name written all over it with Current/Elliott a major player - they had me at 'pink leopard print', but the red snakeskin print skinnies are almost as tempting.

The high street has various versions on offer too with some great classic leopard coloured jeans from Tripp NYC at Urban Outfitters. I'm tempted to get a Dylon pen out and have a go at customising some of my own jeans - it can't be much different to painting leopard print nails, surely?

Anyway, wild denim aside, another thing I'm really feeling right now is the initial trend - as a former graphic design student I'm all over a good bit of typography, particularly when it's mixed with a bit of a retro letterman, Americana feel. Initials are everywhere, not just on varsity style college jackets but in accessories, sportswear and homewares too. I'm totally coveting Markus Lupfer's sequinned letter badges for Net-A-Porter and new urban apparel company, A Public Nuisance's vintage sweats with the big A on (P and N also available! More about APN coming soon...).

Here's my selection of a few things vying for a place in my shopping bag when this month's cheque drops...