30th Jan 2023
Originally from Scotland, award-winning actress Molly Vevers has starred in everything from Shakespearean stage productions of Othello to feature films and TV series. Here she shares a week in her wardrobe and why the 80s is her favourite fashion era.
Today was a bit of a life admin day in the house, I had lots of emails to go through, and a few chores to do too… super glamorous! I wanted to be comfortable, so I threw on a pair of jeans and Ugg slippers. They’re my current favourite piece of clothing and have been so good for pottering around the house. As soon as I’m home for the evening, they’re on and I don’t take them off. I feel most confident when wearing any form of high-waisted trousers. I can’t believe young Molly used to rock hipster jeans – it’s such a bad look for me and I’m proud of the journey adult me has been on to get to this high-waisted place!
This evening I’m going to a press night at the theatre with a friend. The vibe is smart/casual so I opted for this denim two-piece. A good outfit should fit, make you feel comfortable and be simple – nothing too faffy! I love this denim two-piece for that reason. It’s from a small independent French brand called LouLou Studio. It’s so easy to wear – pair it with trainers and a t-shirt in the daytime and then just chuck on some heels with it for an event. It doesn’t take me very long to ready because I like to keep things quite natural. I enjoy getting glammed up when the opportunity presents itself, but day-to-day, I’m a casual dresser. I don’t wear much makeup or do loads to my hair either, so I can definitely get out the house in under 10mins, not to show off or anything…
I met a friend on the Southbank for a coffee this morning – it was absolutely freezing outside, so I wrapped up warm in my Sisterhood coat and some chunky black boots. Nice and cosy! I definitely choose my look depending on the weather, for sure. I reckon growing up in Scotland will always stay with me, even now that I live in London. I always check to see if it’s jumper/jacket/thick socks weather before I leave the house. This Sistherood camel coat is probably the most worn item in my wardrobe. I wear it most days, especially now it’s properly chilly. I love that I can throw it on over anything and instantly feel a bit more put together.
This evening, I went for dinner and drinks in Tooting with my boyfriend for a wee mid-week date night. We had lovely tapas and some STRONG margaritas! I love Reformation for a good date night outfit. I bought a top from them that I’ve worn a lot – it’s a dark green colour and fits really well, and has a bit of a vintage feel. I think their clothes are simple but really elegant. This stunning knitted dress is another date night go-to. It’s from a really cool, small Israeli designer called Dodo Bar Or. I think the colours and print are amazing, and again, it has a bit of a vintage feel to it. It’s also super comfy because it’s knitted, so, win-win!
I had some self-tapes to organise for a few auditions today – sometimes I can overthink what to wear in the tapes. I can’t remember where I first read/saw this but the best style advice I’ve ever gotten is to take one thing off before you go out. If ever I’m dressing up a bit for something, I will usually do a wee final assessment in the mirror before I shoot off and take away a necklace, or belt, or something. Less is usually more! These Wrangler jeans are my best vintage find. An actor pal of mine, Alice Stokoe, and her husband, Sam, run an amazing vintage clothing rental company called Clobber and Sprout, and I got sent these jeans with one of their vintage boxes. I love them!
I started the morning super productively with a Park Run and some yoga. Then I just slumped for the rest of the day… that’s always the way! I love this t-shirt for doing just that. On weekends I tend to wear casual, easy-to-wear bits. My boyfriend bought me this t-shirt from the label Turbo Island which I love pairing with jeans and a cardigan. I love the design of it, and it feels really unique.
Sundays are usually slow and easy. I went for a wander and a coffee and picked some things up from the shops. I also had a catch-up with my mum who lives in Scotland. The one fashion piece I would save in a fire is a little yellow knitted tank top that was my mum’s in the 80s. I very, very rarely wear it because it’s almost impossible to style, but I got it out for a party a few years ago and will never throw it out because it just makes me smile every time I see it in my wardrobe. I reckon the 80s is my favourite fashion era – a lot of the shapes I like and wear are basically what my mum wore in photos from the 1980s.
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