Suit Yourself

With temperatures under -30C it would be ridiculous to even fathom the idea of heading outside to take photos, which is just as well, because I don’t think I could do this outfit justice under layers of scarves and coats. This 70s suit jacket is one of those articles of clothing I bought just because of it’s print and cut, but I did not give much thought to what would pair well with it, so up until very recently it had been collecting dust in my closet. I had very close to forgotten about it when I spied it with what felt like fresh eyes, and I instantly thought of pieces that would look perfect with it. There are not many things in my closet I have trouble styling, this jacket was one of the few that stumped me time and again. I guess when I had bought it I just didn’t own anything that looked right with it. I know a ton of bloggers suggest not buying something unless you can think of several ways to wear it, but I’m of the mind that if I feel the piece is special and unique (and fits me right), then I will buy it and find a way to make it work. I’d rather have my closet full of pieces that are dear to my heart and make me think outside the box in terms of styling instead of just playing it safe.

What about you guys? Do you have a set of rules for yourself when purchasing new pieces? Do you just pick whatever feels right and go with the flow?
Suit jacket: vintage via Public Butter
Blouse: thrifted
Skirt: vintage via Odd Finds General Store
Socks: H&M
Shoes: Seychelles


14 thoughts on “Suit Yourself

  1. Alecia says:

    I love the outfit, especially the shoes. I can’t even think of it being that cold! Here in Australia its quite rare to drop below zero during the daytime, except in a few areas….let alone -30!


  2. Lucy in the Sky says:

    This is such a fab jacket with a great print and it looks perfect styled in this outfit. My vintage buying process is the same. If I think something is very special, unique and fits like a dream I’ll snatch it up completely disregarding any sort of styling rules. There is always something to create and with particularly unique items I almost see it like a challenge. Thinking outside the box when it comes to creating outfits can really be such a fun and creative process.


  3. Jamie Rose (Petite Panoply) says:

    I’m with you. I just pick whatever feels right and seems like I’d be able to figure out a way to style it. If it’s a unique piece that I want, I’ll make it work! I really love this jacket you picked up. I think you styled it wonderfully. And I definitely don’t blame you for not wanting to go out in that cold weather!


    • Larkspur Vintage says:

      Thanks so much dear! I think alot of us vintage loving gals have the same mind set in that we love finding unique, one of a kind pieces and we’ll just find a way to make it work in our wardrobe.
      And ahhh! if only you knew how cold it is. It’s silly really. I think everyone just hibernates this time of year. haha


  4. jmbuk77 says:

    Hi! This is such a great vintage vibe! I love that knee socks are worn for this style (as I do too with shorts!). Thank you for sharing this outfit! Also complimented you on Instagram!


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