Super Platforms.

Nothing like meeting up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages and discovering your bond is still strong. For me, the experience also applies to long lost shoes: I found these super platforms hiding in the back of a closet I was cleaning out at my parent’s house and it was like we had never separated. Brown leather gladiator straps? Major height? Yes and yes. I first wore these bad boys as an 8th grader (seriously, how did I manage to walk in them while also balancing all that clumsy puberty?) but they totally play now with the 70s being back in full fashion force.

I treated a suiting vest as a sleeveless top and paired it with distressed skinny jeans for something cool + casual. Leather accents came next: brown hip belt, wrap watch, and those killer sandals. Not a bad outfit, complete with shoes sourced from the 90s.

ashley from lsr, navy suit vest, gladiator platform sandals
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Bakers shoes (similar on sale here) // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest, gladiator platform sandals
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Bakers shoes (similar on sale here) // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest, monogram necklace
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here)
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest, gladiator platform sandals
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Bakers shoes (similar on sale here) // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, gladiator platform sandals
Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Bakers shoes (similar on sale here) // Ray-Ban sunglasses
ashley from lsr, navy suit vest, gladiator platform sandals
Victoria’s Secret vest (similar here and here) // Zara jeans (similar here and here) // Linea Pelle belt // Bakers shoes (similar on sale here) // Onecklace necklace (similar here and here) // Michael Kors watch // Ray-Ban sunglasses

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I couldn’t find the exact vest for you to shop (blasted Victoria’s Secret and their decision to stop selling clothing, argh), but would suggest a cheaper option: hit the men + boy’s suit section. Depending on your size, you could easily swing a boys L-XXL or a men’s S-M vest to recreate this.

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149 Comments

  1. Such a good point! I recently found my purple faux leather jacket my parents bought for me in Paris while I was in high school! Kinda fell in love with it all over again 8 years later! Love these heels on you! So cute!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

  2. Love the old friends and shoes analogy!!! This is so so cute! I am over the moon for those shoes! You look so chic and adorable!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

  3. If there is one thing I always hang onto (unless they are ruined) it is shoes!! They are always like long lost friends when I wear them again–like no time has passed hehe 🙂 And I never have gained to much weight to fit in them–another plus!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  4. You were one cool 8th grader! I’m pretty sure a) none of my middle school shoes would have made it through the abuse I put them through as a middle schooler and b) they would be cool enough to wear now. Yours look brand new!

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