Go Your Own Way

Here we are with part two in a wildly indiscriminate series of ‘bands wot I like’ and how I can use them to inspire my shopping! It is about the music, but let’s be honest, it’s mostly about the shopping. Ladies, may I welcome you to the wonderful world of Fleetwood Mac…

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Left to Right: John Mcvie (rocking the hot pants), Christine McVie (wondering how her husband might look better in hot pants than her), Mick Fleetwood (velvet trousers! So A/W 2016), Lindsey Buckingham (smouldering), Stevie Nicks (totes boho)

Now, we all know that mixing business with pleasure can be a total nightmare, Fleetwood Mac, at their peak included  2 couples, John and Christine McVie as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. It was recipe for disaster, but by the same token,  it made for some sweet sweet sounds!

A potted History for you… Fleetwood Mac were formed in 1967 in London by Peter Green, joined by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Unfortunately Peter Green took too much Acid in Germany, lost his mind, joined a commune and wanted to give all the bands money away, so that was the end of that. By 1970 he was out. John brought his wife Christine into the band and they all decided to move to America, adding and dropping new members as they went along. In 1975 they picked up Lindsey Buckingham and his girlfriend Stevie Nicks, released the album “Fleetwood Mac”, hit the big time and life seemed peachy. But not for long…

The following year all the band relationships turned to shit. Mick Fleetwood found out his wife was cheating on him with his best friend. Lindsey and Stevie had a very acrimonious break-up that lead to Stevie copping off with Mick (it didn’t last long, he ended up marrying HER best friend),  and Christine McVie left John for the lighting guy. Are you keeping up? They wrote some bloody good songs about this mess though. These songs  made up the “Rumours” album that went on to sell over 40 million copies (who says heartbreak doesn’t pay?)

All this happened in just one period during the 1970s. The band have continued on and off for many years, despite various drug addictions and more huge rows, but let’s focus on the outfits from their heydays. I’m not saying get a perm and drape yourself in velvet and tassels, I’m just taking bits of inspiration from their looks, check this one out…fleetwood-mac-fleetwood-mac-12113200-640-417

Loving the sparkly shirt on Buckingham, the Boho top on Nicks and the satin bomber on John McVie. Here’s a few outfit ideas loosely inspired by that…(Mick looks like someone I met at a rave at the Slough Centre in 1992)

image1.Embroidered Crepe Top from Etoile Isabel Marant
2.Twill Stripe Girlfriend Chinos from The Gap
3.Leopard Leather Lace Up Trainers from Marks & Spencer
4. Mini Textured Tan Leather Shoulder Bag by Chloe from Net-a-Porter

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1. Rodarte Sequin Silk Top from & Other Stories
2. Green Satin Bomber Jacket from Mango
3. Leather Croc Embossed Ankle Boot from Finery
4. Dressy Tuxedo style Trousers from & Other Stories

Check out Mick here, he’s totally rocking that Kate Moss-esque skinny scarf / white shirt combo (we’ll gloss over the jaunty beret) Christine is all over the pyjama top and velvet boots vibe and Stevie is bang on trend with the floaty boho look.

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We can all take one or two items from those looks and make it our own, Here’s how I’d style the skinny scarf and silk shirt  (FYI the silk shirts from & Other Stories are excellent and they come in loads of colours too)image

1. Long sleeved White Silk Shirt from & Other Stories
2. Timeless Black Suit Jacket from The Kooples (they make the best Blazers)
3. Black Star Print Skinny Scarf from Hush
4. Black Shark Print Super Skinny Scarf by Rockins from Far Fetch
5. Fabella Star Print Denim Shoulder Bag by Stella McCartney from Net-a-Porter
6 .Black Suede Ankle Boots from Office (best dupes I’ve found of my Chloe ones)

Here’s my take on the pyjama top and velvet boots (apologies in advance for the continued inclusion of Gucci bags, but I like them a lot so you might have to get used to it.) I tend to get most of my ‘designer’ jeans from The Outnet as they have a great selection at decent prices, plus I’m too cheap to pay full price for expensive denim…

image1. Pyjama style leopard print blouse from Top Shop
2. Black Leather Soho Disco bag by Gucci from Net-a-Porter
3. Black Velvet Ankle Boots from Top Shop

4. High Rise Straight Leg Jeans by Etoile Isabel Marant from The Outnet

Finally, here’s an updated take on the more boho vibe of the ladeez…image
1. Black Floral Print Cape Frill Dress from River Island
2. Red Wrap Front Top from Top Shop 
3. Floral Print Split Maxi Skirt from Top Shop
4. Petite Floral Print Dress from Marks & Spencer
5. Suede Ankle Boots by LK Bennett from Selfridges

That’s it for now. If anyone has any more suggestions for some musical related fashion inspo, let me know, I’m open to all ideas!

K x

6 thoughts on “Go Your Own Way

  1. I have just found your blog and read through it all. It’s fantastic. My life is a bit awful at the moment and you have so cheered me up. LOVE the Gucci shoes. You are right – it’s impossible to regret a shoe purchase (and there is always eBay to remove the evidence).

    1. Hi Sue, sorry to hear you’re down at the moment. I do find new shoes help to alleviate misery, if only in the short term…Thanks so much for reading, hope life turns around for you soon xx

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