Jigsaw Linen Tee / Vintage Leather Skirt / Jigsaw Wool Fedora / Pamela Love Necklace
A vintage leather skirt and a white tee are a match made in monochrome, not to mention extremely affordable, heaven.
Anytime I walk into a vintage store I am all over that leather skirt section like a fat kid on cake. Usually you have to sift through a whole bunch of strangely fitting 80’s skirts. But when you do find something though, you can usually pick up a 100% leather, fully lined skirt for around $50-$70.
I found this perfectly fitting gem in a vintage store in Melbourne just off Brunswick street in May and I completely forgot I had it until recently. One of the hazards of having an almost all black wardrobe is that things manage to slip into the shadows.
On the up side, it makes grabbing things blindly and randomly in the mornings an extremely low risk activity.
Get the look
Until then, tomorrow marks phase one of trans seasonal dressing.
Without really knowing if the days are going to hot, cold or lukewarm, my clothing options are without a doubt going to become slightly confused over the next few weeks. I’m talking beanies with t-shirts and coats with sandals confused. This phase is mostly spent feeling too cold to take layers off, but too warm to have any extra on.
The timing of phase two really varies depending when we have that first really unseasonably warm day. The day that causes girls everywhere to think “I could be wearing shorts today.” What happens next? A false sense of security that fools you into pulling out their denim cut offs only to spend a few extremely uncomfortable days being unnecessarily cold.
The third and final phase? That glorious day when you pull on your bikini for the first time in 9 months, dip your toes into the crystal clear ocean, only to go running and screaming away from the freezing cold torture that is the ocean in spring.
By then, the sweaty, humidity of Summer will be welcomed with open arms.
The right pair of BF jeans can be on par in comfort to leggings or track pants, while still being deemed appropriate attire to wear out on a Saturday night.
The chameleon of the clothing world these bad boys can settle in comfortably to almost any environment they are placed in.
A loose singlet or T-shirt and a pair of Chuck Taylors or Toms and you’re good to go to anything from grocery shopping to a creative work place to a casual dinner.
Throw on a long line blazer and some heels and your options are virtually endless, taking you to infinity and beyond or perhaps just to dinner and dancing. It can even be utilised as an effortlessly cool ensemble to a date night with your fave boy or a potentially awkward first date.
Or if you’re like me and are slightly decision making challenged between comfort and style on a day to day basis, wake up with bed hair, throw on a slouchy knit, your baggiest BF’s and a pair of strappy heels and voila. Oh and the ridiculously lacy bra that gives you no support, to remind myself deep down, I’m still a girl.
Just remember the golden rule, if the lower half is ripped, the top half must be clean. Aka don’t rock around in your most ripped up BF’s and an old beaten up top. Keep it clean up top with a simple t-shirt, silk blouse or knit jumper. You don’t want people throwing their loose change at you while you wait for your morning coffee.
Boyfriend on people. The right pair are waiting for you out there, some where.
La Garçonne Moderne black turtleneck shirt / J.Crew straight leg jeans / La Perla clothing / Sam Edelman high heels stiletto / Pierre balmain handbag / Monki evening handbag / Yves saint laurent bracelet / Watch / Ray-ban glasses