I don't wear much menswear-inspired clothing. I usually lean toward a more feminine, flowy vibe. But I had to try an outfit built around my new/thrifted vest. Because it's by Comme des Garcons! Yes, we faithful, slogging thrifters are occasionally rewarded with a fashion treat.
The vest is beautifully constructed and the wool fabric is divine. It's a bit too large for me, but hey, for $3, was I going to leave it on the rack??? (that's a rhetorical question : >). So I paired it with a feminine cotton blouse by Ralph Lauren (also thrifted) and a simple wool skirt from Tahari (yes, thrifted).
To avoid a too-corporate look, I added blue tights, booties, and my husband's tie as a belt. He has sworn off ties forever, so I have free rein of his collection. I like the resulting almost-suit -- not too stiff, but doing justice to the finely tailored vest. I'll wear the vest in the future with my jeans, and with more feminine, floral skirts in the spring.
|A man's tie makes a cool belt, I think.|
|Should one button or unbutton one's vest?|
I can't wait to see what you are wearing today!
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