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.
Shop the look:
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.