Are you sitting down?
Good. See, there is a new trend in town that we must talk about. It's traditionally a piece of tailoring worn by the boys, but hey, this season it is all about the girls. The waistcoat (to also include the sleeveless jacket) is our new must have!
I know what you are thinking, that short style, with the satin back, layered under a tailored suit. I'll leave that to the groomsmen at the wedding thanks. Or even the barman down the local.
Well, let's just say the waistcoat has taken the turn for Funky Town. The new feminine version, is longer, cooler and super chic, and we at beaut HQ are enthralled. So where can you get one and how do you wear it? We have all the answers!
Grey is a great shade for this style thanks to its ease of styling. It matches pretty much every colour especially bright autumnal shades like orange, rich purple, and even darker hues of itself like charcoal. Try layering the coat over a polo neck, or chunky knit, some tapered trousers (or a pencil skirt) for a minimalist approach.
The trick is to keep the styling very clean and simple, to complement the lines and shape of the coat. As the style is slightly long, wear with some heels to elongate the lower half of your body.
If the longer length is not for you, faux fur (have a look at our post on fuzz and fur last week), denim and leather are all there for your styling pleasure, as modelled by Khloe, Rachel and Heidi over the past season. The leather look is super versatile; try it over a cocktail dress to add a little edge, or more casually with a plain t-shirt, and jeans to channel a street style vibe.
And for these styles, don't rule out searching the vintage shops of Ireland, like, Miss Daisy Blue (Cork), Folkster (Kilkenny and Dublin), Siopaella (Temple Bar) and Platform (Rathgar) to get hold of some treasure!
With all the trends we talk about here at Beaut, what do you think of this one? Will you be trying this one on for size and do you have any vintage shops that you'd like to add to our list? To the comments!