Leather five ways // Waistcoat

The waistcoat is the third garment out in my week of leather (Part 1 // Shorts, Part 2 // Jacket and Part 2 // Jacket restyled). My leather waistcoat is from the cheap high-street brand Bik Bok and is surprisingly well made to come from this store. It just proves that you can find gems where you least expect it, if you just take the time to look. And pay attention to what is featured in fashion magazines, which is where it initially caught my attention.

The waistcoat is a great way to wear leather indoors without getting too hot. A neutral colour (brown, black or white) would be the safest bet to get, but a bolder colour can be a refreshing addition to your wardrobe, if you are keen on wearing colours. Since an unreasonable large portion of my wardrobe is already black, I decided that burgundy was the perfect addition to my wardrobe.

I wasn’t sure which kind of look to go for today, but when looking for a pair of safe black trousers in my messy closet, I came across these flares that I haven’t worn in ages. I thought they worked splendidly to give my waistcoat a fun 70s vibe, and I added a patterned blouse and platform boots to complete the theme.

If you are in the market for a leather waistcoat and wouldn’t mind also having another leather jacket, I would suggest you look for one of the jackets with detachable sleeves. That way you will have two garments in one and can really get a great cost-per-wear on the item.

Now I have a stack of boxes in the livingroom with my name on them. I have been avoiding them all week, but today is hopefully the day that I will deal with them. I can’t wait to be done with the livingroom and at last be able to locate my stapler and other necessities that my life depends on…

Bik Bok leather waistcoat (similarblackwhite)
Moschino Cheap and Chic Diane von Furstenberg printed blouse (similar)
Oasis black flare jeans (similar)
AirField black boots (these new Acne boots are gorgeous!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs silver/brown watch (gold/green here)