Friday, 26 September 2014

Feeling Pretty Vexed

Pretty Vexed very kindly let me borrow a couple of leather fashion harness for use in our special Halloween shoot last weekend. I'd been eyeing up these pieces ever since taking part in a leatherwork class taught by designer behind the brand, Pamela Goodman. A leather harness it not something I'd usually go for but I knew it'd be perfect for the dramatic look I wanted. I have to say, I kinda got into wearing them and that got me thinking of how I could style them with some everyday items from my wardrobe. So, before I had to hand them back, I thought I'd have a little more fun.....

Outfit 1

The Bee Harness | Pretty Vexed
Blouse | Charity Shop
Skirt | H&M
Shoes | Ebay

For my first look I decided to go for wearing the harness almost like braces to create a fun work look with a bit of a twist. I love how the black straps look contrasted against the white blouse and the wee koala print keeps the whole thing light hearted. I'm not sure what everyone in the office would say but I love the subversive touch the harness adds to an otherwise straight forward ensemble.

Outfit 2

The Rhea Harness | Pretty Vexed
Top | Zara
Skirt | Matalan
Boots | Miss Selfridge
Coat | Topshop

The second harness was bigger and more intricate, a real statement piece. To tone it down a little I decided to wear it with a simple black top. I like the way it just adds a bit of interest and texture to the top part of this outfit. I kept everything else super simple, with layers and modest lengths all helping to balance out the leather.

It;s safe to say I've gone from thinking I could never pull off the harness look to finding a number of ways to incorporate it into my everyday style. I love the fashion forward edge it lends to even the dullest of clothing combinations. It's just a shame I have to give them back! I suggest checking out the Pretty Vexed website for a look at the different styles. And, for those who think the leather look is a bit much, the Exposure jewellery collection is a great way to subtly add a bit of edge to you outfits.

 What do you think, could a leather harness fit in with your style?


  1. I just love these harnesses! That second one is just so awesome and looks fantastic with your outfit! I have a few of these myself and they sure make any outfit unique!


    1. Aren't they great! I had so much fun styling them, who knew a harness could be so versatile! Hx