While I am no lover of pastel colours and excessively frilly things, today is Valentine’s Day nonetheless and I figured I should probably create a Valentine’s outfit to share with you. Fortunately, ’40s style utilized lots of deep pinks and reds which are festive but also appealing to my taste for the dramatic!
Alexander McQueen white sweater / Aquascutum wool coat / Pleated skirt / Black boots / Pattern purse / Vintage jewelry / Vintage earrings / Unreal Fur faux fur shawl / MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
I started with a period-appropriate cable-knit jumper, and added a sombre black coat- the ’40s were a dark decade, after all. A gorgeous raspberry-coloured skirt and elaborate vintage jewellery introduce some spirit to the ensemble, however, and the pearl-embellished clutch softens the boxy cut of the coat. Oxford-esque shoes, a fur scarf, and red lipstick are wonderfully ’40s; and result in an outfit that is romantic and feminine without straying from my beloved 1940s aesthetic!