Anyone who follows Heyday will have already noticed these new jackets on the site but I wanted to do a little post on them because I think it's just a perfect design! I love a nice, tailored '40s suit jacket as much as the next girl (assuming the next girl likes them, of course) but it's casual pieces like this one that really set my vintage-loving heart a-flutter.
Heyday! Gab Jacket in Biscuit Houndstooth
In my experience, casual vintage jackets like this aren't that easy to come by - I've seen Pendletons and suit jackets a-plenty but I don't often see anything like this one. I love the fitted waist and the gathering at the back (pictured below) - as the description on the site says they go perfectly with Heyday's '40s style trousers (which you can see in these pictures). But I think they'd go equally as well with an a-line skirt or even over a casual dress!
Heyday! Gab Jacket in Tan Houndstooth
If you look closely, you'll notice the neutral colours are actually a very subtle houndstooth print. I think the print is subtle enough that, along with the neutral colours, this jacket would be very versatile. I also love the button closure at the wrist. Hurrah for buttons! For more info just have a look at the listings on the website. (That link goes to the page for the 'Biscuit' jacket.)
I think it'd be perfect to throw over a cute dress to head off Lindy Hopping on a cooler night or a nice, casual look for shopping or, well, the possibilities are endless, aren't they? What do you think, fantabulous readers - do you love the jacket design as much as I do?
And a little birdy told me about something new and exciting coming soon so keep an eye on the site and on Shona's twitter to stay updated!
Andi B. Goode