Happy Hump Day! How’s everyone’s week going so far? I am so happy to be on this side of it I can tell you. Is it just me, or have days been really dragging lately?! Don’t even get me started on everyone’s excitement at ‘4 weeks to Christmas‘ – I am yet to get a single present! 😩 But alas that is for another post, let’s get on with what you came for.
When first contemplating this post it was gonna be your old run of the mill style piece, until I thought about it more in the shower. The best thinking always happens somewhere odd like that, don’t you think? – So does the best singing. Hence the direction this post soon turned…
Never has a song predicted fashion so well than the 2012 hit by Macklemore, Thrift Shop. My memory is hazy of how well thrift shopping was doing in 2012, I know the song and video were interpreted as a piss take, but right now every aspect mentioned in that tune is currently booming.
Believe it or not, this post is not about my love of vintage, rather my love of how everything I remember my granddad once wearing is slowly but surely coming back into fashion.
‘No for real ask your grandpa can I have his hand-me-downs?’
First it was the dreadfully chunky, gleamingly clean ugly-trainers, then came the flared and padded corduroy suits, MASSIVE 70’s glasses have been in stores for quite some time now. But the piece of clothing I want to address, is the rise of the sweater vest (or knitted tank? I don’t actually know what us Brit’s call them).
The problem most people have with the list above is that they truly sound like terrible ideas … on paper that is. In practice however, these pieces (not necessarily worn together, that’s down to you) can look incredible. The weather’s starting to get colder meaning we’re all on the hunt (or soon to be) for the best pieces to layer.
Boxy in shape, short on the body and oversized at the shoulders is becoming a reoccurring trend in current fashion and the sweater vest ticks each and every one of these boxes. The fairisle print sported by the majority of these little gems is also a knitwear classic.
Combined with a simple jean, a cute suede mini skirt or snake print boots (ooooo) layered over crew neck jumpers, simple t-shirts or polo necks – the possibilities really are endless. I am convinced this will be a style staple for years yet to come as there are so many ways you can personalise the piece to fit your look and wardrobe.
Get your styling juices flowing! And if you do want to go full granddad and team yours with some corduroy and squeaky-clean sneaks, you’ll only be ticking even more style boxes. Options are EVERYWHERE, check out Topshop, ASOS, Zara, Cos and La Redoute for your perfect Granddad knit.
And let me know how you decide to style them!
‘I wear your granddad’s clothes
I look incredible
I’m in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road’