Oh suede…how do I love thee?? Let me count the ways! I’ve been LOVING how this soft luxurious fabric has made its way onto the top of the fashion trends these last few seasons. It’s also the perfect fabric to throw on during April’s unruly weather…one minute it’s sunny, the next minute it’s as nippy as an October day. Believe it or not, I have had this jacket since grade 11! Yep…it’s a miracle it’s lasted this long (and that it still fits!). When I dusted off this baby from the back of my closet, I was not only giddy, but I saw the perfect example of how cyclical fashion can be. With its grommets and bomber shape, the 1970’s is what this jacket pays a nod to, and we’ve seen that era’s influence in fashion come and go throughout the years. Just proves that if you buy a special piece of high quality that you love, KEEP IT! No need to buy another one…you never know when it will come back.
Since this jacket is sooo 1970’s, I took that influence into the other parts of my outfit. These brocade wide leg trousers matched the colouring and 70’s vibe of the suede perfectly, and they were a super affordable find at the Zara end of season sale. What 1970’s outfit is complete without a turtleneck, am I not right?? A turtleneck is a great layering piece under a suede jacket as it’s lightweight enough to not feel bulky but warm enough for cool spring days. I still wanted a polished look to my 1970’s disco vibe, so I paired it with sleek black accessories in the form of classic black pumps and my favourite oversized satchel handbag.
Outfit details: Suede jacket- Stone Ridge (bought when I was 16), black turtleneck- Zara, brocade wide-leg trousers- Zara, gold drop necklace- Ann Taylor, black pumps- Turnabout Luxury Resale, 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ satchel- Holt Renfrew, sunglasses- Forever 21.
~ All photography by Isaac Wray. ~