I actually brought this band jacket home with me from Utah in December, but with LA being so LA, and the jacket being so very wool-y, I couldn’t break it out until the freezing temps of NY. My mom was out vintage hunting one day and sent me a picture of it with a big (???). I was like (!!!). And here we are, months later with patches/pins a blazin’.
I felt like these over-the-knee boots from Valas Los Angeles were a shoo-in with the jacket, something about the military inspired look of the band jacket and the laces of the boots just screamed “PUT ME TOGETHER!” So I did, and it works! The shorts on the other hand, were more of a mistake than anything else. I was like, I need shorts with these boots! So I went to find shorts in the mess of an apartment that was my life post-move/pre-New York, and these were all that I could dig up. In order to find out if shorts were going to work with the outfit, I tried them on before searching longer and harder for more shorts. Et voilá! Not only would shorts be G-R-E-A-T, this very pair was just right!
Kind of silly in the cold, I know, but don’t worry! I had thermals on under all of my clothing, and big snuggy socks under my boots! I was still freezing, I’m not going to lie to you, it was COLD. Oh the things we do in the name of fashion…
Photography by Farah Alimi