For me an outfit isn’t completed without some pretty little accessories to make it really pop, and with my largely vintage inspired wardrobe I think a couple of vintage touches really work to make a look my own and help me feel completely myself.
This time of year, too, it can be difficult to find new ways to change up how we dress – I only have so many jumpers, coats and boots so it can be annoying to feel like they dominate our ensembles. Everything I’m wearing here is pretty old unfortunately, but the beauty of accessories is that I have never worn this combination before and it still works for the weather and my current fashion vibes. Some key pieces just never get old (especially vintage / thrifted ones).
My blouse is super vintage inspired; the polka dots and low-cut neck line, the dreamy little brown buttons that line the front. There’s something quite romantic about it and although the slight visibility of my lacy pastel pink bra was unintentional (the low cut means it’s hard to hide such a bra) it emphasises the old-fashioned romance of the detailing.
Faded blue mom jeans are a great base to any vintage style, (even if they’re high street, like these) I’ve had this pair for so many years and they’re still going strong and are a much loved member of my denim collection. The slightly baggy fit and high waist means they are so comfy and easy to wear – usually I have the cuffs turned up but for winter I’m attempting to keep my ankles warm so they look fab long-length too and pulled over my boots.
The simple addition of this beautiful silk scarf (I say simple but it caused major wardrobe malfunctions, my thin hair didn’t help to secure it in…) adds a really retro twist that I just love. They are so versatile and you can pick them up in most charity shops for a couple of pounds! I’m not a matchy-matchy person as such but I do love the colour red and in this situation continuing the theme with my boots certainly brightens up a dull winter day.
Gold layered necklaces give a classic glimmer and pump up the glamour, and my old-school shearling jacket as a finishing touch (originally Next but picked up from a charity shop for about a fiver) just completes my favourite kind of casual weekend look.
ph. Jack Smith.