I’m really glad to be posting this today because this outfit post has been a long time coming but the photographer issue has been…well, an issue. So in today’s post, I’m going to be talking about one of my favorite things ever. A waistcoat.
I’m what you call a ‘Waistcoat Connoisseur’, I’ve been so ever since I was a kid – when I thought the ultimate outfit spice for any guy was a waistcoat ,whilst I’ve evolved since then, we can’t deny that a waistcoat upgrades an otherwise basic outfit, case in point-My outfit today. A quick question, what’s the difference between a ‘Vest’and a ‘Waistcoat’?
Answer- Nothing. They actually mean the same thing. Just that Americans, call anything without sleeves a Vest.
So in today’s post, I’m wearing a very basic ensemble, a white shirt, a pair of black pants with the hem folded up, my black loafers (which I talked about here), a black tie and black frames. And of course, one of my waistcoats, I love how it elevates what would have been an otherwise basic Normal outfit to something that looks more thought out. This look is perfect for a date night if you don’t want to appear too formal but aren’t too sure if your date will. Appear in a formal outfit.
And it’s also great for the workplace, especially for someone like me that hopes to be a lecturer, amongst other things,(a very young and sexy and fashionable one too) when I’m done with Uni and stop stuttering every two sentence.
My Lowkey obsession with waistcoats may be the reason why Kurt Hummel from Glee is my best character ever. Because Kurt has the best waistcoats ever, and What I love most about his waistcoats are how they are always a perfect fit (Which is key when it.Comes to the art of ‘Waistcoating’)
I also love how it gives a ‘sexy well-proportioned’ look and hugs me in the right places.
But my all time favorite reason why I love waistcoats, has to be how you can throw on a blazer and turn it into a three-piece.
Photocredit goes to the awesome Chidinma of My Style Mirror.
Shirt – Thrifted (details here)
Trousers – Thrifted
Waistcoat – Thrifted
Loafers – Thrifted
Watch – Police (Gift from my mum)
Belt – Spar
Tie – Can’t Remember
Frames- Store Outside my Uni.