So it’s officially fall. Even in LA the nights are becoming cooler, which means it’s the perfect excuse to snatch up an autumn jacket. BUT – instead of taking the easy way out and heading to the mall for a new coat, I rummaged through the archives of my closet and found a vintage gem…
This varsity-inspired jacket SCREAMS Pleasantville to me, which I actually kinda love because it’s not something I would normally wear, but totally somehow aligns perfectly with my preppy style. It was actually a gift from my grandfather, good old Pop-Pop, so it has sentimental value too. Re-purposing older pieces to align with current trends is a fun fashion challenge I encourage everyone to try and do. And being Autumn, layers are in, so it’s really the perfect time to do so. Combine an older jacket with a crisp new shirt to show a casual contrast, yet still look presentable. Or a trusty pair of jeans you found in the bottom of your drawer that are magically in style again, with sleek new accessories, like dress shoes or a sexy watch.
As fate would have it, I apparently had shoes that matched perfectly – in style and color scheme – with this jacket, so obviously it was meant to be. Paired with a football and spotted on the athletic field, you’d think I was just coming back from practice – if I still played team sports, that is.
Once again, I have to give MAJOR props to my talented and amazing photog, Rachel Madrigal, who specializes in lifestyle, conceptual, and many other different types of photography. Check out her Instagram for samples and get in touch with her ASAP to schedule a shoot!
Let me know what vintage pieces you’re mixing together! Leave a comment below or email me!