Retro Dressing, Now

I know how the saying goes – if you’re old enough to remember that decade the first time around, you really shouldn’t be wearing it now….

Few of us can have failed to notice the 70’s and 80’s influence in current fashion trends.

Culottes, jumpsuits, flares, blue denim (and even puffball skirts at YSL at Paris Fashion Week if I’m not mistaken?)!

I know how the saying goes -‘ if you’re old enough to remember that decade the first time around, you really shouldn’t be wearing it now’… but I do love these clothes. And to be fair, although I remember the 80’s vividly and had a fantastic puffball skirts and some enormous shoulder pads (see below, I have no shame…!) – I was only just born in the 70’s, and that decade is largely pre-‘conscious recollection’?!

For someone who is doing their very best to wear what is already in the wardrobe, rather than buy new stuff, dressing with a slightly retro look can be a sheer joy.  Keeping the look current, however, is more of a challenge.

Yes, I have older clothes and some I have had for a long time – but not originally bought 35 years ago…..

I had a good sort through my wardrobe the other day and came up with the following:- Continue reading “Retro Dressing, Now”

The Coat Edit

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’.. time for the Coat Edit.

According to the lollipop lady (or should I say, ‘school crossing patrol officer’) at my youngest son’s school, ‘we’re in for a bad winter’!

Lollipop

By ‘bad’ I think she means a lot of snow and associated traffic disruption, which is understandably not great news for a crossing patrol officer.  But it seems to me, that as soon as the temperature drops and we see signs of proper, chilly weather – someone generally says ‘we’re in for a bad winter’.  Maybe they’ve read something in the press? Or seen an article online, broadcasting weather-related doom for us all… and I guess they have a 50% chance of being right?

However, my grandmother always said ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’…. and I think she had a point…..  which makes it time to consider ‘The Coat Edit’. Continue reading “The Coat Edit”