It’s still Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and as someone who laments the craziness of the outdated fashion calendar, it irks me to no end that the shops are now full of coats, snow boots and all manner of items that no-one in their right mind would be inside shopping for when they could be outdoors enjoying the last rays of Vitamin D (but that’s a whole other blog post…). Still, with that filter on my brain, I happened to come across this fabulous vest in my inbox:
Perhaps it’s because I am trying to venture past my fail-safe all-black, or perhaps it’s because I seem to have a penchant for faux fur, but whatever the reason, I concluded that this vest is indeed amazing and warranted a click-through, which is no mean feat considering my fight against buying cold-weather armor in warm-weather seasons.
Of course, this is the kind of vest that has versatility – wear it completely caj (aka casual) a la the stylized outfit courtesy of Aritzia, or do as I would do, and channel the awesome 70’s glam boho vibes that are currently floating around and are set to stick around for the Winter (or the Summer if you are my Southern Hemisphere friends).
My hot tip? Layer it over a floral midi dress, add some kick-ass round-toe ankle boots, top it off with a floppy felt hat, and house your necessities in a cross-body saddle bag. Work in the same tones to avoid an overly busy look, but remember, it IS boho, so a little flash, clash and floridness is definitely a good thing. Want to go one better? Mix your textures (fur, felt, suede and snake come to mind), and you will be strutting your 70’s boho prowess faster than your Mother saying ‘I wore an outfit just like that when I was young‘ (oh, fashion cycles!).
Do you remember in April of this year, when envy-inducing mega-blogger Margaret Zhang was snapped walking the streets of Sydney during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in an outfit of layered brilliance? Kinda? Not really? Maybe, but it’s hard to pinpoint because she wears so many fabulous outfits? No? Well then, here’s a little something to jog your memory:
Ah yes, I hear you say, that outfit where Ms Zhang layered one Bec & Bridge dress over another Bec & Bridge dress and then topped off the brilliant-dress-layering concoction with an understated-cool-but-chic vest. Well, good news, because now you too can adopt an air of hell-of-a-lot-of-cool, because this staple-worthy vest – also known as’The Royals’ Vest by Cameo – is now ready and waiting for your credit card digits over at FashionBunker.com. And if your not so keen or confident on the whole layer-upon-layer-upon-layer thing, no stress, The Royals Vest will work just as effectively with your fave jeans and a plain white tee to create that understated-cool-but-chic look. Continue reading