Welcome back to another fashion segment, I’m currently on the ball with content right now and nothing is going to stop me. I’m feeling incredibly inspired by my surroundings and my current wardrobe, so my creativity is flowing and I’m loving every moment. Since turning a new leaf and being more sustainable, I’ve fallen in love with my wardrobe once again. I’ve been mixing my older pieces that were purchased from online/highstreet retailers and adding a vintage piece (or two in this case) to make It new and exciting. I have items in my wardrobe that I started to dislike, but didn’t quite have the guts to donate just yet - 6 bin bags full was enough for me. I always used to pair these older pieces with the same things, making it uninteresting and too familiar, but now I have donated and started to buy second-hand, I have these shiny new items that are giving me and my wardrobe a whole new lease of life.
One piece I was in the middle of falling out of love with are these flares, they haven’t had that many outings and are maybe a little too short for my 5ft 9 body. I have them in black and they’ve been my A/W goto for a few seasons now, but these are a little more garish (and far more dirt friendly). I love the idea of them, but they have a few flaws and could be better - why did I buy them? Because they were £5 in the Missguided sale last year. I know, I’m a sucker to consumerism, most of us are and this is one fine example of how easy it is to get sucked into fast-fashion world. Instead of regretting my purchase and feeling too bad about it, I thought I’d try and gain some feelings and not give up on them. It’s all very well changing your shopping habits, but binning everything you used to own just because it’s from a fast-fashion brand defeats the object of actually being conscious of it. I have donated a lot of stuff, but kept the pieces I knew could work well with my new vintage wardrobe.
So here we have it, the perfect outfit to help me get smitten. My top half consists of my two favourite vintage pieces that I’ve acquired recently, one being the sheer blouse I spoken about in a recent post, the next is this Christian Dior blazer - made for men but we don’t care for those gender rules here. The blazer has large shoulder-pads and a double breasted design with gold CD buttons to help fasten, it’s a nineties dream and goes perfectly with the blouse. I’m feeling a little smug about these two purchases, they’re the kind of pieces that go with a lot of items in my wardrobe and are total classics. They’ve also helped me create one cool outfit evolving around these flares…
I went for a Gucci inspired look, mixing styles and tones to create a smart yet bohemian look. Gucci has always been a bit of a hit or miss brand for me, they sometimes take styling that one step too far and I’m not a lover of their more street-wear side of things. But, with the release of their new gender fluid perfume campaign giving me all kinds of free-spirited boho vibes with floaty blouses, beige pallets and a slight nod to suiting, I’ve been truly influenced by their new venture. Of course, seeing Harry Styles in his odd-fitting flared suits has also helped me feel more inspired by pairing this look together. I think I’ll be spending the colder months in suiting, and I’m hoping I can score some very cool, oversized blazers in second-hand stores. I’ll be heading to the mens section for more oversized shapes and darker tones, but keep things feminine with patterns and my shoe choices - note these leopard print platform heels?! The perfect pair to add some colour and life to any look and also very Gucci with their chunky sole and tiny strap detailing.
Flicking through the pages of a magazine help with my creative flow, getting truly stuck in to the many pages of high-end advertising and their iconic campaigning. Although I may not buy these high-end pieces, I can dress like I do with my styling and purchasing those older pieces from top designers.
VINTAGE SHIRT / VINTAGE BLAZER / MISSGUIDED PANTS / H&M SHOES / VINTAGE SUNGLASSES / LOVE MAGAZINE - SHOT BY THE UNIDENTIFIED ROCKER