I'm a sucker for vintage velvet. I don't know why, but there's something about vintage velvet that is rich and cosy for winter outings. I couldn't resist teaming this 40s blazer with my 50s pencil skirt for an appointment in the city. With the cool weather I was glad to have added this silk scarf over my hair, while an Art Deco necklace completed the look.
Even though I was only going to an appointment, it was a pleasure to dress up. It makes me feel much more like myself - it's been a struggle working from home! I was only discussing with my other vintage loving buddies how getting dressed and putting on your face really makes you feel motivated and like 'you'. Clothes are an important facet of who we are, whether we want to believe it or not. They create an identity for us, they signal to our fellow humans what we feel and associate with and want. They speak of our motivations and personality. They are powerful first impression creators. And while the first person they should impress is you, there's power too in considering what your clothes say to others. Australian author Traci Harding once told me that she likes to wear black because it signals for people to not approach her, while red says don't approach, but look at me. She's right, there's power in colour1 But there's also power in shape and item choice. I hope my outfit says I am serious and proper, yet I like comforting luxuries like velvet and silk.
Whatever it is though this outfit says to you, you must agree, you can't beat vintage for sleek, tailored style.
Love WTP x