We’ve had some gorgeous sunny weather here in the North West, although I haven’t really had much time to fully enjoy it. I do like to go for a walk on my lunch break though, even if it’s cold. It gives me an excuse to wear my collection of coats!
I’m really into retro and vintage pieces at the moment (in case you hadn’t noticed!), particularly 60’s and 70’s styles. Since I bought the brown and orange crocheted vest from The Chain Designs a couple of months ago I’ve been looking for more in other colourways. I found this one on eBay for less than £20 including delivery – a very reasonable price, especially considering it’s handmade. Black trousers seemed like the obvious choice to pair with this vest, but I wanted to add another colour into the mix. Step forward my oh-so-versatile green cord trousers. They are so comfortable, I could wear them every day. I love the retro vibe of the cords and crocheted vest, especially topped off with the collarless coat and peaked cap.
The pale blue coat is quite old now (I first featured it here in 2015) but I haven’t worn it much. It matches my Fabienne Chapot peaked cap really well – something I’d never noticed before. My bag and sunglasses add a deeper blue to the colour palette.
I often wear these cord trouser with my dark green boots for that leg-lengthening effect; the only problem with that is the block heels sometimes catch on the turn-ups – I almost fell down the stairs at work once! The only remedy is to go down the stairs in the manner of John Wayne, which kind of kills the look! I’m taking the lift whenever possible from now on!
SHOP THE LOOK
Coast cord trousers | crocheted vest from eBay | roll neck top by George at Asda | Wallis coat (old) | Fabienne Chapot hat | Asos boots
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