Trend Tuesday: Sixties Swing
The winged collar, bold buttons, bright colour and swing shape of this genuine sixties gem has given me total mod vibes, so I decided to go all out and style a head to toe look. I paired this forest green leather piece with a cowl neck black jersey top from H&M, tailored black trousers from M&S (rolled up at the ankle to emphasize the cropped shape), simple silver hoop earrings, and burgundy patent leather loafers with a block heel from a local charity shop.
I found this coat at Carnivale Vintage, my favourite vintage store in Edinburgh, where it was crumpled up ready to be waxed and sewn up. That's the best thing about Carnivale; it's proprietor Rachael puts so much time and compassion into her finds, fixing every ripped seam, missing button, stained fabric or anything that's not absolutely perfect and era-appropriate. That level of care just isn't found at chain stores or more established boutiques, and surprisingly the prices are super affordable; this coat was only £40!
Big thanks to the lovely Cera Kamonji for taking these photos, and walking the gloomy streets of Edinburgh's old town to inject some sixties glamour into those ancient cobbles!