I'm certain that if I wore this London Underground "Official Merchandise" t-shirt in London, someone would trip me up on the Tube platform.
Yet here in Brisbane, I constantly get comments like "omg your t-shirt's so cool!", whenever I wear the darn thing, which I thrifted for four bucks.
I once wore it to a music festival and constantly got comments.
It actually embarrasses me as I feel it's the cultural equivalent of wearing a shirt emblazoned with a bouncing kangaroo on it, here in Oz.
But I wear this t-shirt as I've always loved the graphic element of the London Tube map.
Practically every second station holds a memory for me.
Still pretty chilly here so out came another cape.
This time another vintage Scottish tartan cape, but this one is crafted from mohair and wool.
Oh so soft:).
It was thrifted for the, once again, magic figure of $4.
I'm also wearing Bitching and Junkfood leather shorts, thrifted (new) tights and thrifted silver, leather granny shoes.
But I needed to junk it up a bit more so I've added DIY pink arm-warmers, 1960s white earrings and fists full of rings.
You can see a bit more of the shirt here, but if you're British or live in London I can understand if you're thinking "Why?" ;P.
I thought I'd show you the arm-warmers as many of you delicious lovelies are going into fall and they're a great way to extend the use of t-shirts as you drift into cooler weather.
Adding a cape is another great way of adding an extra layer for warmth without the claustrophobic nature of a coat.
Moving from the spare layers of summer into heavy winter layers can have it's psychological barriers, so hopefully I've given you a couple of ideas to play with.
Yes the arm-warmers are tights.
I just cut the legs off at crotch level.
Then at the toe, snip a tiny slice for your thumb and a bigger slice off the "toe" for the rest of your fingers to pop through.
Do tell: Which type of clothing gives you cultural-cringe?