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
Outfit 1: Jigsaw Cropped Wide Leg Pants / H&M Jumper
Outfit 2: Jigsaw Wide Leg Culotte
Both pants available at selected Jigsaw Stores and now available online.
If you haven’t jumped on this train yet, I suggest you get on it fast. The Culotte or Cropped Pant trend, whatever the length, has been around long enough now for you to love it, hate it or be too scared to try it.
I love the feeling of wearing floaty skirts, but with this love, comes the very real fear of the dreaded ‘gust of wind undie flash’. All too often I’ve been stuck with a coffee in one hand, clutch in the other and no hand to shield my laundry day knickers from onlooking pedestrians, traffic and tradies, when I’m caught off guard by that windy jerk.
Culottes and Cropped Pants are like the airy, loose, floaty friend that I’ve been looking for. The friend that will shield me from all probing eyes, even on the most gusty of days.
If you love the look but are struggling to figure out what to wear with them, strap on a pair heels and this strange, alien pant turns into your best, most comfortable friend.
Culottes and Cropped Pants, because sometimes you need a little room to breathe.
BOOM. There’s your slogan.
“Winter is Coming”, or so we were promised in season 1 of Game of Thrones. Now, with 4 seasons down, we find ourselves still patiently waiting and Winter has still, not come.
Similarly Sydney siders have found themselves in a similar predicament, minus the Giants, Whitewalkers, Wolves, Dragons and the biggest battle The Wall has ever seen.
However, today, you finally came through with the blustery, icy, Winter goods. It only took you two and a half months of lukewarm “winter” days and the threat of Spring around the corner, to actually get there.
Thankfully this icy blast coincided directly with designing Jigsaw’s AW15 coats. With freezing cold toes and a sniffly nose as my inspiration, I armed myself with my thinking cap, in the form of my Brooklyn Nets Pom Pom beanie, and I directed my full attention to researching styles, fabrics and everything outerwear.
Next season you will be seeing the continuation of a more relaxed silhouette, semi masculine styling, checks, plaids, herringbones and tweeds.
The season will be all about bringing a subtle femininity to slightly masculine styling. Tones of powder blue, hues of dusty blush and notes of lilac will be paired with easy throw-on, straight, DB coats. While large, brushed checks and knit textured tweeds will envelop you in comforting cocoon shapes with oversized collars, pockets and sleeves.
Come AW15, for those of you who haven’t already met, say hello to the season of ‘Relaxed Femininity’.
AKA my most comfortable Winter wardrobe yet.
Set to drop in Jigsaw stores in a month these cropped wide leg Cupro trousers are comfortable enough to be pyjamas, cooler than track pants and dressier than harems.
These trousers are a great update for your casual wear wardrobe with a T-shirt or a new take on boring work wear with a crisp white shirt.
Whether you’re a heels or sandals gal, grab life by the cojones and give this silhouette a go this Spring/Summer, trust me, you’ll never look back.
Once you go cropped, you’ll almost never full length again.
Saba Cotton Jumper | Jigsaw Cropped Wide Leg Pants | Jigsaw Felted Fedora | Steve Madden Heels
JIGSAW CLOTHING SS14 CAMPAIGN : SNEAK PEEK
Starring Katie Fogarty and Frederikke Olesen
While moonlighting as a beginner blogger, my current day job is working in the Design Team for Australian label Jigsaw Clothing.
As with most established labels there will always come a time to make a change. In Jigsaw’s case we are making a change to align ourselves more with our slightly cooler older Sister Jigsaw UK, well known for supplying the UK with cool relaxed silhouettes and luxurious fabrics and prints for the last few decades.
Jigsaw Clothing Australia currently caters to all your workwear, tailoring and occasion needs and our SS14 collection offers all that and more. Smart day and casual wear are making a come back at Jigsaw where we are resuscitating our denim range.
Additionally we continue our homage to Jigsaw’s motherland with our work with Liberty’s of London, providing Australia with a touch of England in the form of their signature prints.
Above is a sneak peek of our SS14 campaign, set to officially launch at the beginning of August.
JIGSAW FUN FACTS
Ex Jigsaw Clothing Creative Director, Anthony Cuthbertson, has just been announced as Sass & Bides new Design Director
Jigsaw Clothing’s current Creative Director, Tonia Bastyan, arrived from the UK and has come from running her own successful label there called ‘Bastyan‘
Kate Middleton worked at Jigsaw UK as a Junior Accessories Buyer in 2006 for a year.