Happy December you wonderful bunch!
The festive season is officially upon us and despite it sneaking up way too fast for my liking, I've come to terms with it since putting our Christmas tree up and playing Bob Dylan's "Must Be Santa" (the best Christmas song ever FYI) a zillion times this week and I'm finally excited albeit a little later than previous years!
I've said it time and time again but this year has flashed before my eyes, I simply cannot believe it is Christmas again! Like what the actual feck!? But alas, it means we can talk all things festive styling, which is always exciting and this time I'm more excited than ever before as I have a new love in my life in the form of vintage!
I've mentioned it a few times in recent blog posts but I've really fallen in love with thrifting once again and I'm enjoying injecting it into my day to day looks, but especially into my festive "out out" looks.
So with that, today I thought I would share with you a look that I totally adore! A look that I've already worn twice this winter and a look I plan to wear yet again. It's such a cool take on your classic party wear look, there are all the elements to what makes a festive party look but with a touch of masculinity, a touch of grunge and a whole host of unlikely pieces that when styled together, work to make the look party appropriate.
In 2018 I feel it's a little bit outdated to stick to purely sequin dresses, LBD's and lashings of velvet in order to be classed as festive wear. You do you this party season and where what the heck you like. It doesn't need to be adorned in embellishments, covered in glitter or accessorised with diamantes, you can simply rock your everyday faves in a way that says "yeah it's Christmas, but this old thing, well it took me just 5 minutes to put together!"
Take this look for example; It has touches of that Christmas vibe but incorporates some of my most favourite every day styling pieces in the form of a simple white T-shirt and my trusty Maje biker boots.
But where are the vintage elements I hear you ask?
Well, believe it or not this blazer, which totally looks like something you'd find in your local Topshop store, is in fact a vintage piece.
I picked it up in Cow Vintage, one of my favourite vintage stores ,a few weeks back and have since worn it TO DEATH!
Check's in all their forms are huge for the winter season but at this time of year I can't help but go all out on a spot of tartan! There's something about the heritage print that screams Christmas but in a way that's a little more "cool girl" than your sequinned LBD dontcha think?
Don't get me wrong, I definitely think sequin dresses have their place at this time of year, and I'm a sucker for them when it comes to the works Christmas do or girls night out, but sometimes it's nice to conjure up a look that transitions perfectly into both day and night time, unlike that of your spangly party mini dress.
The Mickey Mouse tee is also a vintage find, this time picked up whilst in LA last month. We all know just how versatile a plain white tee, or a slogan tee for that matter, can be, but have you thought about rocking your favourite tee for a night out too this party season?
Pair with your vintage tartan blazer, your must have nineties style rhinestones (in any form, but trust me you need some in your wardrobe this season) and your vintage T-shirt is instantly transformed into something totally festive appropriate.
Whether you go for your trusty black biker boots or a heeled platform situation, this look lends to both perfectly, whatever your footwear of choice.
You do you this festive season and every season for that matter. I'll be back in a week or so with some more party looks but for now I thought it was important to stress how you don't need to buy a whole new party wardrobe, you can have some fun with the older pieces in your stash, whether it be your everyday faves or a vintage piece of two. It's often the looks you put together using a mash up of old and new that work to be the most fabulous!