Monday, 12 October 2015

Plaid & Trench

So something odd happened to me the other day, with half an hour to spare again stuck in central London, Oxford Street to be exact I bizarrely fell into Urban Outfitters. I fell straight into the ladies sale section and once again strangely fell into this yellow/mustard/burnt orange vintage plaid shirt. It was such an ordeal that I'm still recovering from it. (Well my bank balance is) Actually this little original was conveniently on SALE okay shopping sub conscious!
On a serious note how could I not of purchased this piece. I just love a good old plaid shirt. Ok so I may already have four or five various patterned shirts in my wardrobe, but I've never seen plaid in this shade of yellow before, so different and I've always found plaid so comfy to wear, soft on my skin and extremely versatile to style (key for me), layered up in winter under a jumper and a thick coat or thrown over a summer dress in warmer climates. I know I will wear this staple for years. 
If I'm completely honest I always feel a bit weary of buying so called 'Vintage' in certain high street stores due to the inflation on price especially when I know I can hunt for a similar garment for half the price in a vintage flee market, vintage shop, bootsale or charity shop. I do find that your buying more into the trend on the highstreet but hey ho this is a renewal piece from UO Vintage section. 
To create my scruffy tomboy look I've kept the detail quite causal and simple with a body con ribbed mini skirt which is a staple piece I bought from Urban Outfitters a while ago, thick knit tights and a low ankle suede pointy boot (For me the more worn the boot the better (which I also can't live without eeeek!)) again from Urban Outfitters, my H&M big old heavy duty black bag that's perfect for carrying my life (yes in a bag). I stuff so much rubbish into this bag and it's kindly done me so well since I received it as a Christmas gift last year, it's been to Dublin and all sorts as hand luggage too. Great size and perfect for the 'Getting ready at the gals nights'. 
The Trench Mac is an original vintage piece that I stole off my mum many moons ago. The true length was draped down to the ankle which I regrettably had shorten and altered to fit my size. I'm very fond of it and again lasted me years. The right Trench is such an investment coat that will never ever appear other than elegantly perfect thanks to the cut, fabric quality and small detail in the design. 
Shirt:Similar Here, Skirt:Similar Here, Boots: Similar Here, Bag: Here

Do you have a classic trench or plaid shirt? If so how do you style your's?
Thanks for reading, 
My Look, 
My Style, 
Flora Maria


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