Style Not Age Go Back in Fashion

November 25, 2019
Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat

Hello friends, I hope you all had a great weekend! The weather is dreadful here and I have a stinking cold…the joys of Winter! However, I did manage to take some photos for this month’s Style Not Age challenge while it stopped raining (briefly).

…for “Style Not Age Go Back in Fashion” I pulled out this leopard print waistcoat that I bought second hand in the early 90s

Hilda set the theme for November, prompting us to dig out something from our wardrobes that’s at least 10 years old. Well I definitely have more than a few items of clothing that fit the bill. But as a hoarder I have pieces much older than that; so for “Style Not Age Go Back in Fashion” I pulled out this leopard print waistcoat that I bought second hand in the early 90s.

Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat

I can’t remember exactly when I bought the waistcoat, but I think I was about 18. Back then I wasn’t very confident, so although I loved the waistcoat the moment I saw it, I never actually wore it. Even so, I’ve kept hold of it like the accomplished hoarder that I am, and yet again my hunch has paid off because now I would not hesitate in wearing it.

I’ve been making a concerted effort not to buy new clothes lately and I’m actually rather liking it!

The label is Jean Marc Phillipe, Paris, and it was made in France. That is quite a rarity nowadays when most clothes are manufactured cheaply in the Far East. On a side note, I’ve been making a concerted effort not to buy new clothes lately and I’m actually rather liking it! I’ve found a couple of fabulous coats in charity shops that I’ll be showing you soon 🙂

Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat

My red bag is also a blast from the past; not quite as old as the waistcoat but I’ve definitely used it more. I bought it during a trip to Venice for my mum’s 60th birthday 15 years ago. The straps are looking a bit tatty now with some loose stitching, but I could easily tidy them up.

Everything else in the outfit is much newer. The black faux leather jeans and flare sleeve jumper allow the bag and waistcoat to stand out while still adding interest to the outfit. You know I have a thing for dramatic sleeves, even though they’re not always very practical 😉 And speaking of practical, I added a hat to keep the drizzly rain off my freshly-washed hair…I’m counting the days until I can get it trimmed!

Style Not Age go back in fashion
Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat
leopard print waistcoat
Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat
Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat

SHOP THE LOOK

Style Not Age go back in fashion, Frontrow faux leather skinny jeans, leopard print waistcoat

Jean Marc Phillip waistcoat (vintage) | Frontrow skinny jeans | V by Very jumper | Principles ankle boots | Zara hat | bag bought in Venice

Let’s take a look at how my blogger friends have chosen to go back in fashion…

Hilda is pairing her fabulous vintage green velvet jacket with a leopard print skirt. Head to Over the Hilda to see the outfit in more detail.

Jacqui is proving that a classic trench coat will never go out of style. Hers is more than 30 years old…what a great investment! Pop over to Mummabstylish to find out more.

Anna is keeping warm in a gorgeous leopard print faux fur coat she bought 20 years ago. Visit Anna’s Island Style to see more of this fabulous outfit!

That’s all for this month’s Style Not Age…I hope you enjoyed seeing our treasured items of clothing! What’s the oldest garment you own? Do let me know in the comments!

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11 responses to “Style Not Age Go Back in Fashion”

  1. Jill says:

    Love this edgy look! Your vest is fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    I don’t think I have something that is 10 years old. I would have to look good. Love the fact that you all had! And see how stylish it still is!

  3. Lizzie says:

    Such a cute outfit! I love the leopard print!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  4. That vest is EVERYTHING and I love the all black underneath and the various textures (in the leggings) and the sleeves on your top! That colorful ring really pops!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    What a great challenge, nice to see everyone is like me and keeps clothes around for a long time. Your’s is fabulous – love the leopard waistcoat. Jacqui x

  6. Emma, this vest is brilliant! I love the sassy way you have styled it, too. How great that you bought it second hand so long ago. I have items like that in my closet, too. I have been really trying not to buy new either (although I did just cave in this week and bought a few new sweaters). But second hand is definitely the way to go these days for me!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  7. I love this outfit Emma. It’s such a cool, edgy look. leopard print is one of my favourites. I have items which I have had for over ten years – there’s a lot I wish I hadn’t parted with over the years.
    Alison xx

  8. Anna Parkes says:

    Emma, I do hope that you’re feeling a bit better now. That dratted cold hung on with me for quite a while, as did the cough – poor you! I love that pop of red featuring against this neutral background. And those leopard prints are super together. Wasn’t this a fab challenge?

  9. Jessica says:

    This is such a chic look dear, love the matching vest and boots. Really classic.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  10. I applaud you for holding onto pieces from the 90s! There are some clothes I think about and wish I had! The vest looks great, so figure flattering on you! I have coated black jeans and I love the look on u with the leopard booties. Red looks great too. This would be a fun challenge!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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