OOTD: 70s summertime
*Quick, take some photos before it’s starts raining* I’m pretty sure that’s the response of every British blogger at the minute, as soon as there’s a glimmer of sunshine. But I refuse to let the clouds get me down. Instead, I’m busy falling head over heels for this rather granny-chic playsuit and leather belt combo from the babes at Topshop. Throw a little vintage into the mix and an over sized hat and we’re golden (even if the weather isn’t)… PLAYSUIT | BELT | HAT | BOOTS (similar) | BAG (similar) | BRACELET
My other half ALWAYS picks vintage styles for me that are a little try hard – so much so that they just look far too old for me. This piece was different though, with the contrasting colour sections and the added texture from the sleeves and collar. It looks so unlike the style of clothing I normally go for but I haven’t seen anything like it on the high street so I snapped it up instantly. It’s a little on the small side so if you’re between sizes, I’d recommend sizing up.
When I spotted the belt, I knew it would be a perfect match. Ordinarily, I would avoid paying much for a belt but this vintage style leather piece just completed the look so perfectly. And once I’d taken it off, I just didn’t love the playsuit as much, so it was a done deal. Dark brown leather is a love of mine and always looks expensive. My brown leather bag is a charity shop find – it’s vintage Clarks – and such a quirky piece that everyone seems to pick up on, plus it was a complete bargain!
The hat is a summer favourite from River Island and the bracelet is a new addition to my collection – Monica Vinader, I’m in love. The mix of brown, tan and gold tones work together to create a 70s inspired look that slides seamlessly into current fashion trends.
What do you think of today’s look? Do you like the 70s trend or are you over it? Tell me about it in the comments below!