Hello from the vintage side. I like the A line skirts, kitten heels, cigarette pants, pencil skirts, platforms, bouncy hair, & cateye liner of the 60s. There’s a lot of options from housewives getting a bit edgier to the androgyny around the corner.
Monday was a rough start. Little too much flight attendant for my taste. It would have been better if I didn’t match my candy color Louis Vuitton quite so literally.
This plum & tan Banana Republic combo I actually purchased together for an interview. I didn’t get the job, but it’s still one of my most capable looking ensembles. I also played up a vintage hairstyle with this look. Really simple. I just rolled & pinned. Lots of Mad Men references & compliments.
A 60s style week wouldn’t be complete without a little black dress(Macys). To keep it simple & to cover those shoulders (bare shoulders are an office no no) I just wore a long sleeve tee under it. I don’t like wearing jackets/sweaters over this dress because of the peplum waist. Gotta keep it poppin! PS I call this dress my Adele dress because it’s vintage & contemporary at the same time.
Speaking of vintage & contemporary, I paired my monochrome Funny Face look with some contemporary accessories to keep it from looking like a costume. The pewter cluster has the appeal of a standard pearl necklace, but is a little more interesting. These snakeskin/neon ballet flats (Simply Vera @ Kohls) are anything but boring.
I think the key to incorporating vintage style into your wardrobe is doing just that, incorporating it. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a costume. Mix it up with trendy pieces or modernized counterparts, but also keep it simple.
Which is your favorite look? Is there a time period you try to emulate?