Most of what you guys see here are special occasion outfits. Teas, cocktail parties, ladies lunches, that kind of thing. But for day to day, I go pretty casual. Lately I've been trying to strike a balance between vintage and classic, and over the past few years have been slowly investing in wardrobe pieces that will be in my closet for years to come.
Which I have to say, is no easy task for a girl.
Being female has it's perks fashion-wise. We certainly have more options available to us, more colors, textures, embellishments, details. But quality classic items are something that is severely lacking. At least it's not as easy to come by as quality mens clothing, and we have less options of quality clothing as they do.
We're not supposed to have an article of clothing for decades. We buy quantity, wear something for a season or two, and after that it's on to the next thing.
And of course if you buy trendy fashions you probably don't want to keep your clothing for decades. There's vintage, and there's outdated. Right now it's a fine line.
But classic? I'm into that. Items that existed in yesteryear, and are still obtainable today. Especially the things that cross between the mens and womens department. Straight leg jeans, leather loafers, cable knit pullovers. Finding all these classics has been a bit tedious though. But I guess as someone who has hunted, and worn vintage for years, the challenge is part of the fun. I hate that our options are few and far between, but I love when I find exactly what I'm looking for.
Meanwhile I reach over the Vogue for the mens fashion magazines, and search for small button up shirts in the mens section.
Because honestly boys, if you're not going to wear it, step aside.