I don't know about you, but I always love looking to the past for fashion inspiration. Whilst I'm not a real vintage aficionado, over the last few years I have managed to snap up some lovely vintage pieces which I really enjoy wearing, and I also love trying to capture a little bit of vintage style in my favorite high street and online purchases. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to pop down to Brighton to visit the Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki exhibition which is currently running at the Brighton Museum and Gallery (post coming soon!), and so it seemed like the perfect excuse to get some wear out of one of my favourite vintage inspired purchases:
Bag- F&F at Tesco
I picked up this coat towards the end of last year in the ASOS sale, and have been eagerly anticipating the warmer weather so that I'd finally have the chance to wear it. It's quite thin, but an ideal transitional piece and the perfect nod to retro style with the swing shape and the contrasting collar detail. Teamed with jeans and a jumper to keep the chilly wind at bay, this type of outfit is something which I'm sure will become a real staple as we finally wave goodbye to the winter. The bag is another recent purchase- but one which is comparatively guilt free as it was a real bargain from F&F at Tesco, costing only £12! Definitely a buy which I could rationalise- especially as it looks so similar to a lot of the more expensive, high end styles which I've been trying (and failing!) to save up for for ages!
Do you search for style inspiration from the past? And what has been your most purse friendly purchase recently?
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(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)