I have already blogged about American Vintage before as I’m a big fan of their tees and on a recent visit to The Dressing Room I got myself some amazing trousers (and another tee!) from them. In fact even when I was in France shopping in my favourite little boutique in Cap Ferret the first top I pulled out was by American Vintage, I love the brand that much!
So when the lovely Jaime over at The Dressing Room sent me a Jacksonville tee in Slate to try out and review, it turned out that this bad boy certainly was worn a lot! I probably would’ve gone for black or proper grey but this colour is so versatile with my wardrobe as you will see in my pictures below.
American Vintage Jacksonville Tee in Slate – £45 c/o The Dressing Room worn throughout
Now these tees seem a little bit on the pricey side (£45) for basic tees but trust me, I really believe you should invest in your main wardrobe staples as they last and last and generally get worn the most. I’ve said it before on here but what I love about the entire American Vintage collection is the softness of the fabrics; their clothes just feel so nice and luxurious against the skin and these tees are perfect for layering up now temperatures have started to drop.
The Jacksonville style is quite a generous fit, I can wear small or medium. In these pictures I’m wearing a medium, which is nice and baggy for layering. It’s the cotton/viscose mix that gives these the soft, vintage washed feel.
Casual Lunch Date with Mr B
In these pics I teamed the tee with my JBrand Rail jeans also from The Dressing Room, my beloved Whistles biker leather, the ASH sneakers added a pop of colour, JCrew NY Hat (which I actually bought for Mr B) and my Prozena Schouler PSI got an outing.
Entertaining at home
Next up I paired the tee with my American Vintage trousers I bought on my visit to The Dressing Room. Manager, Charlotte got me to try these trousers on and they’re now a firm favorite in my wardrobe. Add a pair of Reiss heels and a statement necklace from COS for my at home dinner party look. We later went out for a few drinks so my faux fur coat by Selected Femme added some warmth over the tee and extra glamour!
Lazy Weekend with Alfie
I took Alfie for a (short) walk; he wanted his dad so much so we didn’t get far – big soppy boy! It was crisp but not cold enough for a coat so I layered up my tee with a JCrew plaid shirt and chunky knit from Elizabeth & James, worn with Current/Elliot boyfriends and Topshop boots. This is a classic lazy weekend look for me.
Sunday Pub Lunch
On Sunday I like nothing more but to head to the local pub for a good old Sunday roast. So I thought I would channel my best attempt at the classic American Vintage girl look (middle picture) and wore the American Vintage trousers (the elastic waist means I can eat loads!) with a chucky wool and leather ‘The Kooples’ cardigan, a Zadig & Voltaire scarf and Isabel Marant sneakers – totally french-touch! OK, so the hat isn’t French nor is the bag but give a girl a break ;)!
For the next week if you want to shop American Vintage or any other fab brand over at The Dressing Room (Becksondergarrd, JBrand, Hudson, Paul & Joe Sister, ASH, Twist & Tango etc etc) I have a little something for you! If you use code READER15 you will get 15% off your purchases and free standard delivery, perfect for treating yourself or for buying a few Christmas gifts!
Happy shopping and let me know what you buy if you use the discount code!