One of my recurring problems with shopping primarily vintage and secondhand is adopting “trendier” styles that require a more modern silhouette. Menswear is generally less trend-oriented than womenswear, so there are fewer iconic (or rightfully forgotten) styles to come back into fashion over the years. The ones that could - bellbottoms? polyester leisure suits? - aren't going to push your style forward. That being said, I was really happy to find in my secondhand-holic wardrobe the elements to put my own spin on a recurring street style look I'd been loving. The pants are the only non-vintage item in this outfit; you can see them as part of a suit here. The shirt is vintage Ferrutti and it and the oversized canvas scarf are from Vintage Vixen. When wearing the scarf I'm always asked if I'm wearing a pant leg around my neck - I guess people really just aren't ready for cotton canvas scarves? The sunnies are my Gianfranco Ferre pair last seen here, and the hat is another brown cowboy hat I have. That's right, I have multiple brown cowboy hats - giddyup?
It is also worth noting that I seem to be working on a trademarkable new pose, as seen in picture 3 (first incarnation available here). But what should I call it? The Happy Fruit? Fruit Sensation? The Fruitsation? Only time will tell. All I know is that the bohemian vibe of this outfit prompted one of my friends to declare me "the third Olsen twin," hence the post title. I'm not complaining! Check out my real inspirations below: