Petticoat magazine took to the Welsh hills to showcase this cool range of jackets and pants. Notice the abundance of shorter length jackets from this editorial dated January 1972. Women were also beginning to wear trousers more often and for all sorts of occasions too.
Short-sleeved button front jacket with shaped pockets, £5.25, with matching Oxford bags, £5.96, both by Ian Batten* from Batten International. Flower-print shirt, Clobber, £6. Felt hat, Buckle Under Enterprises, £3.
* Read more about clothing designer Ian Batten from this editorial by Style Salvage.
From left to right: Gingham pants and short-sleeved top from Electric Fittings £7 each. Dranella Calico hat, £3.81. Jasper check shirt, £5.90. Russell & Bromley booties £13.95. Jacket with sailor collar designed by Janice Wainwright for Simon Massey (comes with skirt) £11.50. Striped pants Travers Tempos £3.50. Edward Mann hat £2.80. Ravel crepe-soled shoes, £5.50.
From right to left: Short-sleeved zip-front top, Pret a Porter, £4.40 at Miss Selfridge shops. Patch gingham pants, Miss Impact, £5. Tee-shirt, Mr Freedom, £1.50. Pin from a selection at Britannia Land of Plenty, SW3. Short-sleeved top with pintucks and taffeta trim, Pret a Parter, £4, and pants with contrast stitching, £6, also Pret a Porter, at Miss Selfridge shops. Fruity shirt, by Jeff Banks, £6. Polo jumper, John Craig, £2.65.
From right to left: Sleeveless jacket, £4.50 at Fotheringay and Hepplewaite boutiques in Peter Robinson shops*. Full-sleeved shirt, £8.50, by Jeff Banks. Jeff Banks pants, £8.50. Sweater by John Craig, £4. Buckle Under Enterprises felt, flower-trimmed hat, £11.50. Pants and matching jacket with contrast trim, Electric Fittings, £7 each. Sweater with V-neck and collar from Erica Budd, £3.05. Liberty print hat, Diane Logan, £6.
* Peter Robinson was relaunched as Topshop in the mid-1960s. Topshop became the company’s home of young, modern ladieswear, a role it continues to hold. The Topshop launch began with Topshop-branded departments within Peter Robinson stores in 1964, with the first standalone Topshop stores opening ten years later in 1974. Eventually the Peter Robinson name was dropped altogether.
Left to right: Lumber jacket, Plain Clothes, £7. Harriet cotton pants, £6.25. Herbert Johnson* hat, £5.80. Russell & Bromley boots, £13.95. Elasticated furry jacket, Sheridan Barnett at Simon Massey, £8.95. Pants by Pret-a-Porter, £6 at Miss Selfridge. Felt helmet, £3, Buckle Under Enterprises. Polo, £3.90, and suede wedge shoes, £4.90, and bags all at Biba.
* Herbert Johnson are suppliers and producers of quality military hats and civilian headwear since 1889. Read about the history of Herbert Johnson here.