Suede waistcoat: vintage
The 1970's is a trend that has been fully referenced across catwalks in preparation for the coming season, and it's one that is surprisingly easy to dip into. All too often, key pieces from a trend can be misconstrued as 'fancy dress' but worn in the right way, they can be anything but. I've showcased one of my favourite pieces from this trend already here, this suede mini from Warehouse being the perfect starting point to a plethora of 1970's inspired looks. Likewise another classic that no discerning 70's emulator should be lacking is also made from suede (could this be the fabric of the season?!) the waistcoat.
I chanced upon this waistcoat which is a vintage one, it was tucked away amongst a boxful of vintage outerwear rather unceremoniously shoved to the back of the wardrobe. I had previously thought it was a bit too 'out there' to wear alone, but new inspiration from the vast number of 70's outfits I've been frantically pinning over on my Pinterest boards has allowed me to think of new ways to wear it. I would probably go low key with this; whilst yes, it would look amazing over a boho-broderie dress Coachella style, that's less me (unless maybe worn with leopard print boots) than with skinny black jeans and an oversized white shirt, a pair of judiciously battered tan leather loafers grounding the look. I know that this one is vintage but I've found some really great alternatives if you think that this is something you could go for; including a must-have fringed version from Forever 21 here. I also love this amazing grey version from House of Harlow here which is a great price for this brand, and finally for a real classic you can't go wrong with this beauty from Mango here. Alternatively keep an eye on your local chazzers as these things do turn up. I've got my eyes peeled for a fringed one!