One From the Vault: Striped polo + suspender skirt

I was a bad blogger and did not line up any posts for the week I was away visiting family in Oregon, so I'm playing catch-up now. Fortunately, I have a few outfit photos tucked away for just such an occasion ...

I picked up these men's suspenders at a bag sale a while back and had to try them out immediately. I've never worn or owned suspenders until now, and I was kind of smitten, but it was tricky to find the right thing to pair them with. (There was an unfortunate pair of pants that made me look like The Penguin from Batman, but let's not dwell on that.)

Not pictured: The fact that the suspenders are being held up on one side by a safety pin. Keepin' it classy here at BRV HQ, as always.

I have paired this striped polo with a full black skirt before (not this skirt, though ... please tell me I'm not the only person with like 14 black skirts which I hardly ever wear) and loved the semi-preppy vibe of it. So naturally I decided to add suspenders, a hair bow AND a pussy bow tie, because I like to go all in.

My verdict on these suspenders was that I love them. For whatever reason they made me feel sexy and sassy and just plain awesome. Do you have any suspenders in your closet? How do you like to style them?

Top, suspenders, hair bow: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt, wedges: Consignment
Bow tie: Sash from a dress
Total cost to me: About $8.50


  1. Love this and your hairstyle, super cute and love the retro look.
    Thanks for linking up linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx


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