Monday at fashion week, after a long weekend of shows, events and (inevitably) boozing, called for some heavy make-up and a sort of gothic ~victoriana~ look, featuring a velvet blazer. I happened upon this blazer on a pure stroke of luck – after regretting not purchasing it when I first saw it, I eventually found it in the ‘last chance to buy’ section of H&M for ten bloody pounds! It is still available on the website full price, but it is my new favourite alternative to a black leather biker and would defo be purchasing if I hadn’t found this one.
The ‘victoriana’ vibe here comes as a result of the combination of the velvet blazer and this pretty blouse from Reiss – the high neck ruffled collar is super elegant and nails that ruffle trend (that was a ridiculous phrase to type) without being too over the top. Also, Kate Middleton wore it recently (she obviously copied me) and it keeps selling out, so get in there asap. I paired the blouse with some more ‘edgy’ biker styled waxed jeans, and finished off with pointed loafers and a masculine watch.
Photos by Oscar May