Pierrelecat | UK-based fashion, travel, lifestyle and book blogger
19 February 2014
Three ways to wear THE shirt.. #02
The second look I wanted to create with my French Connection shirt is inspired by the style in my favourite film and TV programme; This is England.
It just so happens to star the prettiest woman to exist; Vicky McClure.
When I saw this shirt I immediately thought of Lol from This is England. Set in the 80s, the film and following two TV series follows a group of skinheads and the divisions within the scene.
The skinhead style is a huge part of the film and Lol, who is played by Vicky McClure, was the character that stood out to me the most. I wonder why?
Definitely a fan of the checked shirt, right?
Taking inspiration from Lol and the rest of This is England I pulled on the DMs, a bleached denim dungaree dress and pinned my hair back to look like an undercut.
Oh, and then I hung around graffiti..
Shirt* - French Connection
Dungarees - ASOS
As a film This is England was at times disturbing yet ultimately heartwarming, both of which have stayed with me a long time after watching. The style however has been something I've tried to emulate ever since..