ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUSTER...
This 80s inspired duster trench makes you feel like a true detective
JEANS NUDIE JEANS CO
SLEEVE SHIRT BLK BNM
With shows like Stranger Things (please watch if you haven’t) and clothing like leggings (Jeggings anyone?) the 80s are definitely making a comeback (again). Personally, I love some of the styling trends from then. The bright colours, the long, oversized coats and the creation of the word jazzercize - I mean what’s not to love.
In a nod to that bygone decade, I decided it was my time to dawn some 80s fashions of my own. But the question was what to wear?
I love big coats that can make you feel protected from the elements and be a fashion statement at the same time. Dusters are a less well-known trench, which can give a country-life-like feel to any outfit. Originally worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from the dust (ohhh DUSTer), the duster was a staple for country and city life alike. I found a duster coat that was in a great colour (bottle green) and really made it look like I was some crime fighting detective. The coat was thin enough to pair with a jumper or a light shirt, which was perfect for late autumn. The material is water resistant, so I was prepared for any sudden downpour without having to resort to a poncho. Walking the mean streets of London, I paired the coat with light blue jeans (again 80s style dad jeans) and a long sleeve shirt, which gave it a relaxed feel.
With dusters, you can pair them with a range of shoes, from trainers to boots to wellies, which can change the entire feel of the outfit. I opted for simple denim canvas shoes, so I could hop over to the heath or head to depths of East London and wouldn’t feel out of place.