How To Style PVC No Matter The Occasion

Happy Monday to you all; including those of you that hate Mondays and wish they didn’t exist. I for one actually don’t mind Mondays, especially ones that involve publishing another blog post that includes some amazing flash photos from Katherine Mcmorran…obsessed would be an understatement but flash photography has become a new love of mine and means that shooting content doesn’t just have to be limited to during the day. Amen!

I’ve wanted to talk about how I style PVC for quite some time now, but excuses and excuses to follow I never got round to doing so until now. PVC is something that before a year or two years ago I probably wouldn’t have gone near, to follow a few things such as pattern clashing, bright colours and fish net tights…that was until my style changed and my confidence grew which meant wearing prints, patterns or materials that once would have been daunting to wear, now lie at the forefront of my wardrobe.

First up lies the PVC jacket of dreams. The jacket that as soon as I laid my eyes on it I knew I had to have, I mean I’d already started planning outfits in my head based around the dream jacket so what would I have done if I didn’t impulsively purchase it? The PVC jacket has replaced my black pea coat which would have once been my ‘wear with everything’ garment. Mixing things up and throwing a bit of 60s into the outfit in the form of a PVC jacket makes things a little more exciting and honestly, I believe PVC pieces make an outfit appear instantly ‘cool’ and elevated; something a black pea coat never did in my eyes. This jacket is a particularly easy throw on piece for days when you want to wear jeans, a t-shirt and boots yet feel something is missing. Or when you want to go all out man repellent and wear yellow, black and red tartan trousers…because sometimes the most man repellent outfits turn out the best. I’ve also been obsessing over tartan at the minute, whether that has anything to do with my mums side of the family being Scottish and it feeling like a family print I don’t know but every tartan thing I’m seeing I’m adding to my basket!

And then we move onto the other ways in which I’m styling PVC:

 – The Jacket –

For during the day I’d much rather throw on a pair of jeans to wear with my PVC jacket. For those colder days a light weight knitted jumper paired with matching statement earrings, and then for the slightly warmer days a simple striped tee and a western belt helps to create an effortless look.

 – The Bralette –

I haven’t worn this brallete enough If I’m being totally honest but I guess you wouldn’t really call it work wear appropriate! However pairing it with gingham trousers and contrasting with a fluffy mustard jacket makes the brallette a little less ‘sexy’ and a little more ‘casual’.

– The Skirt –

This skirt is probably my favourite skirt I own and it’s no wonder when it fits as perfectly as it does. For during the day I will pair the skirt with a plain t-shirt and a statement silver earring to create a rock n roll outfit that is suitable for everyday wear.

What I’m Wearing:

JacketTopshop (similar)
Top: Urban Outfitters
Trousers: Topshop *Similar
Boots: Office

Photos by Katherine Mcmorran:

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2 Comments

  1. Lucy Jane
    March 14, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I’m loving everything about this post! PVC is something I’ve always steered clear of for some reason but recently I picked up a PVC black skirt and I can’t wait to wear it, would look perfect with that bralette. I adore how you’ve styled this outfit, those pants are so stunning!!

    Lucy Jane | Infinity of Fashion

    • caitlin
      March 15, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much! Would love to see how you end up styling the skirt! xxx

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