I’ve been lusting after a long waistcoat in a rich autumn colour for ages and finally came across this green waistcoat at Mango that made me jump for joy. Though I feel really guilty about purchasing it, as my bank account is in a sorry state, I thought of it as a Christmas present for myself. And boy, did it make me happy! Considering how much I’ve worn my black waistcoat (here, for instance), I’ll get plenty of wear out of this green one, too.
On my first spin out in my new garment I paired it with a (very wrinkled) mulberry skirt (it looked fine in real life, I swear) and black top and tights. The waistcoat is made of a really thick and structured wool fabric, so it feels quite luxurious and looks good both buttoned up and open, though I prefer it open.
I think longer waistcoats are great for us tall women, as we have the height to balance out having our bodies cut off by the length of the vest. If you are afraid that you are going to look shapeless, wear it open with something that accentuates your waist underneath, either a skirt or trousers that sits at your waist or a belted dress. Also, make sure that it’s not so long that it looks like you don’t have any legs, but just feet. Next I’m going to try it over flared jeans and a striped top in a 1970s kind of way, inspired by how Mango styled it in their webshop.
Tada until Wednesday!
Mango green waistcoat (it’s on 20 % off today!) // Kookaii black turtleneck (similar — great value) // Boden mulberry skirt // H&M black tights // Jonak black booties // Unknown brand gold pig necklace (similar) // Komono golden watch // Edblad brass bangle (on sale!) and ring // Snø of Sweden golden earrings