Itâ€™s not in my nature to be super critical about the way others dress just for the sake of it. Iâ€™d much rather heap praise on the good than pour scorn on the bad. Maybe itâ€™s my polite British nature. But sometimes the juxtaposition of good and bad style is just too great to ignore.
On Thursday I went to a fantastic evening of drinks, shopping and music (my three favourite things, obviously) at the East End Thrift Store. A full post may follow. The whole shop was full of cool young things – probably much younger than myself – poring over the cheap vintage stock and downing free beer and champagne.
Itâ€™s was only when leaving that this girl caught my eye. How cute is she!? I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever seen anyone actually wearing blue sequin leggings in everyday life, let alone making them look so totally unslutty as she does here.
The slightly androgynous haircut helps but the scruffy top and tweed jacket somehow tone them down to perfection and make everything just so right. Itâ€™s so simple, yet itâ€™s the perfect example of how to mix up textures and reappropriate garments for different situations. I am in awe, nay, in love.
The next photo in my camera tells a different story. Snapped in a bar just a few doors down from the shop, it begs the question, what is it these women do to ward off the cold so they can go out dressed like this? And why do they bother?
Ladies, cardigans can be cool.
ps. EETS girl, say hello if you’re reading this. I promise not to stalk you.