Fashion Over Reason: Treasures

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Fashion Over Reason in Greenwich Village, NYC

Even though certain things don't seem all shiny and sparkly at first, I always think that it's important to see the potential in them. For instance, this awesome vintage double breasted tuxedo jacket that was unearthed from my mother-in-law's closet by my dear husband. (Side note: you know someone knows you well when they go through their mom's wardrobe and pick things out for you.)

Anyway, my man thought that I might, as he did, see something in this piece of clothing that had definitely seen its day but still had so much life in it. The solution lied in how to make it cool and modern. What a good eye he has -- I was thrilled when he brought it home and immediately drummed up potential outfits in my head. A quick fix ensued (the shoulder pads had to go) and it blended in seamlessly with the rest my wardrobe.

You see, clothes don't need to be brand new or have a designer label to be awesome. Sometimes it's as simple as reinventing a piece to make it feel new again. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of vintage shopping, as I wear a lot of vintage in life and therefore on this blog. I adore reworking new styles and sartorially being able to reference past decades makes you feel kind of badass. The moral of this story is to never turn your back on a garment until you've exhausted all potential possibilities to elevate it.

Vintage double breasted tuxedo jacket, Altuzarra x Target over the knee boots, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Ann Taylor clutchVintage tuxedo jacket, Ray-Ban sunglassesGreenwich Village, New York City, vintage tuxedo jacket, Zara jeans, Joseph Altuzarra over the knee boots, Ann Taylor clutchJoseph Altuzarra x Target over the knee boots, Ann Taylor clutch, Saint Laurent Arty ringFashion Over Reason street style
Photographed by Yael Steren

Jacket - Vintage
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Joseph Altuzarra X Target
Turtleneck - Splendid
Clutch - Ann Taylor
Necklace - BaubleBar
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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Unknown said...

Lovely outfit! The coat is very chic indeed!

Unknown said...

classic! love your jacket!

deltreylicious said...

Très joli look !

Lux G. said...

Looking splendid. Love this look. :)

Unknown said...

Wow! Your hubby is a real keeper! How sweet of him to raid his mum's closet for you and spot pieces you'll love!

He definitely hit the nail on the head with this blazer! Boxy, oversized silhouettes are my favourite :)

Jasmin xx

Stephanie said...

This outfit is stunner and the boots and blazer to die. Way to go john! Legit love the blazer! and your knack for vintage styling ;) xoxo