I'm kicking off this weekly challenge with a 1920s inspired outfit. The first thing that springs into mind when you think about 20s fashion is flapper style. I do love it, but it is more suited for going out to a party than going to work (not to mention the super cold wind sweeping Wales at the moment...)
These are just a couple of pictures which inspired me- 1920s day wear...
This is how I came up with:
I wanted to emulate the boxy, boyish silhouette which is so typical of the era, and this was a bit out of my comfort zone. I had no problem for the accessories though as I have plenty of beads, and a couple of cloche hats. Incidentally the cloche hat I am wearing never used to fit me when my hair was long, but it looks much better now.
From top to bottom, I am wearing: Cloche hat (Marks and Spencers)/ Shiny shirt (Birthday gift from a few years ago)/ Black wool cardigan with contrasting white tie (H&M on sale)/ Beads (bought in France ages ago)/ Vintage embroidery brooch (bought at Northcote Lane Vintage Market yesterday!)/ Silk and Velvet skirt (Laura Ashley sample sale)/ Black tights (Pretty Polly)/ Black boots (Red tape, bought at TK Maxx)
|(I tried to take a picture outside, but the only place I could fit the camera was on the bike handlebar- hence the wonkiness of this picture...)|
|Close-up of the skirt|
I nearly didn't buy this skirt, because I thought I would never wear it (a bit too smart maybe?). The shape is so feminine and this teal colour is just so pretty- I am glad I picked it up in the end (it was a steal for £4).
I don't usually wear shirts. I do love this one, but find it very hard to coordinate it with what I usually wear. It is shiny and has stripes, so you have to "tame it" down a bit. And would you believe that this cardigan is a size Small? I couldn't fit in the XS and this one is not as snug as I want it to be, but it did give that boxy shape.
This morning I was also wearing some lovely red lippy, but by the time I took these pictures I had drunk a couple of cups of tea. I'll try to put some on tomorrow for day 2.
Well what do you think? I've had fun pulling this outfit together. I can't wait for day 2!