There are some items of clothing that I don't suppose I'll ever adopt into my every day wardrobe. Tracksuits, logo-emblazoned garments and velour, whilst perfectly fine for others, don't seem to sit right with me. The crop top had been designated to the same list.
I'd firmly left the skimpy garment in the archives of my past style efforts.
Shows what I know eh?
On writing this post, I was trying to remember the last time I wore one of the navel-baring tops.
Kodak-coloured memories of family holidays sprung to mind to begin with - born in the late 80's, I wore (like most young girls of that era!) a multitude of two piece sets, with little crop tops and matching floaty shorts!
Then of course, came the early teen years of indecently low-slung baggy denim jeans, worn with band t-shirts customised and cut to within an inch of their life!
All a little too revealing, and more than a little embarrassing to look back on (don't get me started on those red parachute pants that I ADORED!)
So with all that in mind, you can imagine my surprise that on one stickingly-hot afternoon I borrowed the featured top from my flat mate Becca...And loved it!
Partly due to these amazing trousers I'm sure! A recent find from Beyond Retro, they fit like a dream (once I'd taken them up!)and despite the nipped in waist, were incredibly cool to wear in the humid weather.
I also borrowed the seagull print scarf from Becca - very jealous of this one!
Throw in the vintage mustard scallop jacket, tan wedge heels and my trusty H&M sunglasses, and it looks...Well a bit Miami Vice to be honest!
But it felt good...Really good! The right combination of Masculine vs. Feminine that I love to play around with in my wardrobe.
And accessorised with a recent H&M feather ring (slightly inhibiting, but isn't it pretty!)and a beautiful deep blue nail polish called 'Rock Star' from the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection.
I suppose it's good to push your own sartorial boundaries - even on items you didn't think you'd like (I've made peace with the crop top - so long as my stomach isn't on full display!)
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