Leather and Lace

By: By Lisa Townsend, Owner of Time Bandits vintage

As we transition into cooler temperatures, I can’t help but “fall” in love with the classic looks that this time of year brings. Fashion seems largely inspired by the transformation all around. And just like the revolving weather cycle, the forecast of fashionable trends has come full circle. With that said, I’m happy to introduce to you, once again, LEATHER and LACE!

80’s Roberto Cavalli leather trousers (top featured below)

Whether used in a combo or as statement pieces on their own, leather and lace are eternally essential to a true fashionista! Below are a few items which embody some key details to look out for this season!

80’s Victorian witch boots 80’s Victorian ruffled ascot blouse

Victorian inspired looks are all the rage right now, though should be incorporated moderately lest you look like you’re channeling an Emily Bronte novel. Though personally, I don’t mind looking a little over the top at times?!

80’s asymmetric cut-out heeled boots

Another staple element, and a personal favorite, Asymmetry! This can easily be incorporated in a myriad of ways ranging from hair, make-up, hemlines, and of course...accessories! 60’s scalloped lace bell sleeve crop top

80’s lace tiered flutter sleeve top

Lace tops with bonus details such as scalloped trimming or tiered flutter sleeves can really vamp up an otherwise simple outfit. 80’s metal mesh and vinyl handbag

60’s patent leather doctor style handbag

Finally, anyone not feelin’ the leather look for ethical reasons, such as vegetarians or vegans, can always opt for vinyl or patent leather, while others may take comfort in vintage leather goods considering they are recycled fashion :)