I’ve been styling outfits with so many vintage pieces lately, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. My personal philosophy is that you can pair a vintage piece with other, more current elements, to blend your style into something classic, yet modern, and totally unique. When I’m searching for vintage pieces for my Etsy shop, I look for totally classic pieces, or items that communicate modern trends in a vintage way–like this oxblood lace dress I’m about to brag about!
I was so thrilled to find this piece; I felt like it was a Ten Commandments-style gift from the gods of fall style 2012. It’s quite flattering and would look great with a thick belt or even a waist-based chain harness, if you’re really brave (and don’t mind pulling a few threads). I keep planning on doing a “pantsless” shoot, since this dress is absolutely perfect for it. But I am not perfect for a pantsless shoot. No. I mean, have you seen my sprinter thighs? Only chicken legs get to go pantsless. It’s a sad fact of life.
Rant aside, lace is such a huge texture for fall 2012 and spring 2013, and this oxblood color could not be more on trend. It’s an early 90s find. Head on over to the listing to find out more about snatching it up.
This vintage LBD is just perfect to me. The high neck reads so elegantly, and the cut is demure and classy, yet sexy. Turn around and bam! A mod back cutout that totally intrigues. I wore this to the Ghouls and Gowns fashion show, complete with a pair of black lace tights and simple black pumps for the weather’s sake, topped with a stunning red vintage wool coat from the 60s. I really think if I let myself, I’d keep this dress and wear it constantly. I mean, do you see what it does to your bum?
Cutouts are a major trend continuing from fall 2012, deep into spring 2013. Not only does this dress satisfy that current focus, but it will never go out of style, which, to me, is the difference between fashion and style. Oscar Wilde (yes, I’m going there) once said that “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” He’d love this dress.
It’s a late 80s find by Papéll Boutique Evening. Check it out over at the listing.
My jaw dropped when I discovered this piece. Have you ever seen anything like it? It brings in the classic cut and look of a London Fog trench coat, but the black lapel, lining, and cuffs add such a unique feminine detail. Do you understand how hard it is for me to give these clothes up? Yet…
This is solid trench (that, yes, actually repels water) at such an awesome price, and the unique style will keep this in your wardrobe rotation for years. Can you imagine prancing around in the rain, in a pair of skinny jeans and tall heeled boots, in this trench? Very Parisian. Very need-now.
I’d say this is an 80s find, but only to be safe. It looks like a mid-70s or even 60s piece. Check out the listing.
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How do you style vintage clothes?
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