The Vintage Valentino Jacket

Vintage Valentino Jacket Lei Lady Lei

Unlike other bloggers who buy or are gifted the latest trend pieces for their readers to purchase, I tend to shy away from trends and am often put off if I see it all over the high street. While it's difficult to avoid trends altogether when shopping anywhere but vintage, I always go for classic staples - read more about that here

A lot of my outfit posts won't tell you what to buy. Instead I hope that I inspire you to find your own sense of style, to search for those special pieces whether they’re from the high street, designer or vintage, and develop a wardrobe that you're proud of and can wear over and over, not just for a season.

Most of the special pieces I find are designer vintage. It takes some searching but there are always treasures to be found. This vintage Valentino jacket is part of a pantsuit that I found at Mitchell's in Palm Springs earlier this year. Before visiting Palm Springs I did my research of vintage stores that I wanted to go to and saw the Valentino wool cashmere pant suit on Mitchell’s Instagram page. I was deciding between this and a green Alaïa button down bodycon dress. The Alaïa was gorgeous but over my budget, whereas the pantsuit was a reasonable price, especially for two pieces.
At first I wasn’t sure how to wear the jacket on its own but after a few outfit trials I found the leather pants made the look modern, while the Balmain boots set off the gorgeous colour of the fur cuffs and inside of the collar.
I haven’t got the courage to wear the complete pantsuit out yet but what more suitable time than now during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week so we’ll see…

Lei xx

Vintage Valentino Jacket Lei Lady Lei

Wearing: vintage Valentino wool cashmere jacket from Mitchell's Palm Springs, Bul leather pants from their sale store on Chapel Street, Country Road shirt, Balmain boots from Miss Louise.