Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

Welcome to the monthly edition of Match Made in Seven! We are a international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme in turn, and that can be anything. A book, music, a color, a movie. And then we style an outfit based on that theme. The theme of this month is chosen by Nancy and is: punk. Also take a look at the other bloggers how they have interpreted the theme this month.

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

As a rock chick I thought a punk-inspired look would be a breeze, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d anticipated!

When Nancy emailed to say she’d chosen punk as the group’s first theme I was really pleased. As a rock chick I thought a punk-inspired look would be a breeze, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d anticipated! My initial thought was to add some tartan into my outfit, but I don’t have much of it in my wardrobe. I tried to find a mini skirt so that I could wear it with tights and these biker boots, but tartan skirts are really hard to find, especially in traditional red tartan.

A few months ago I almost bought a tartan bomber jacket on eBay but someone beat me to it (I hate it when that happens!). So instead I settled for a tailored jacket that wasn’t quite what I’d hoped for in terms of fabric quality and fit.

A Sex Pistols T-shirt was included on that list of what not to wear, and being a die-hard rebel, I immediately bought one.

I had a look in some charity shops for a skirt, but to no avail, so I had to rethink my outfit. I cast my mind back to the late 70s for some inspiration. Although I was only a child then, my brother is 11 years older than me and was a big Sex Pistols fan, so the music and fashion of that time made quite an impact on me. He had a Never Mind the B@ll@cks T-shirt back then, in fact it wouldn’t surprise me if he still has it now!

But I bought mine more recently. My prompt was an article telling women what they shouldn’t wear over the age of 40, and it was quite an extensive list. A Sex Pistols T-shirt was included on that list of what not to wear, and being a die-hard rebel, I immediately bought one. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll do it twice just to prove a point! So two and half years after it’s debut on the blog, it was time for another outing.

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

This time I teamed it with an old leather skirt and my new faux leather biker boots. They are definitely the most practical footwear for the snowy weather, but they are very squeaky! I hope that fades when I’ve worn them in because you can hear me coming down the corridor at work in them! Not that I’d wear this outfit to work; I probably could without anyone batting an eyelid because pretty much anything goes, but best not to on the days I’m working in children’s TV!

The Modalu satchel was a total bargain – I paid about £15 for it on eBay…and it was new!

To toughen up the look I added more studs and spikes. My Merle O’Grady ring is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery. I coveted it for a long time before it went on sale and I snapped it up. I do have to be careful when I’m wearing it though…it could be used as a weapon! Maybe that’s why I like it 😉 The Modalu satchel was a total bargain – I paid about £15 for it on eBay…and it was new!

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Modalu satchel Merle O'Grady spike ring

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt, Modalu satchel

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Match Made in Seven: Punk, PrettyLittleThing studded biker boots

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt

Match Made in Seven: Punk, Sex Pistols T-shirt, Modalu satchel

Skirt: Peridot (old, similar) | T-shirt from eBay (similar) | PrettyLittleThing boots | Modalu bag (from eBay, similar)

So that’s the first installment from the new Match Made in Seven collective. Don’t forget to check out how the other ladies in the group have interpreted this theme!

Debbie of https://www.debbiestyleslife.com/

Darlene of https://aquamarinastyle.com/

Sonja of https://www.yustsome.nl/

Bettye of https://fashionschlub.com/

Anna of https://www.muttonstyle.com/

Nancy of https://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

 

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Black and white Breton stripe top Gap skinny jeans Modalu black leather satchel

A simple Breton striped top and black skinny jeans is one of my go-to outfits when I’m dashing about. With a nod to the effortlessly chic Parisian style, it’s a classic look that never goes out of fashion. I love striped tops so much that I have at least ten, and although I prefer black/white and navy/white, I have added a few in different colours to my collection recently, which I wear with jeans for a casual look and cropped trousers for the office.

The jacket I’m wearing is a real wardrobe hero…it’s a really versatile little jacket which I get such a lot of wear out of. The faux leather lapels just add a little bit of an edge to an otherwise plain black jacket.

Modalu black leather studded satchel

Striped Breton top Gap skinny jeans Modalu blacl leather studded satchelTop: F&F, jacket Marks & Spencer, jeans: Gap, boots; Carvela, bag: Modalu, ring: Pia.

 

Are you a fan of the Breton top? I’d love to know what your wardrobe staples are….let me know in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading, wishing you a happy start to the new week!

 

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