I was inspired to write this post by an interesting Facebook discussion in a vintage group i'm a member of. Some vintage newbies were asking the 'experienced' vintagers, where they should start with their vintage/retro wardrobe. Several people shared the 5 'most worn' items in their wardrobes. Interestingly, very few people listed any 'real' vintage items in these lists. The majority were newish items that had a vintage feel, or repro items.
So here are my 'most worn' items in the Winter 2011/12 season:
- Winter Coat - by Jigsaw, about £120 around 10 years old
The coat fastens with a zip, but has buttons too which can be fastened over the top of the zip (which I never use). It also has zipped surgeons cuffs.
If I'm honest, I would love a 'fit & flare' style coat, but I havn't found one I love in my size yet. Maybe next year. Nevertheless, this coat has been worn every winter since I bought it. By my reckoning it's cost me about 10p per time worn, and I will continue to wear it in years to come. Not a bad investment.
- Pencil Skirts - Vivien of Holloway £45