I like to consider myself a little bit of an old soul; I appreciate mornings spent doing nothing (away from the TV), hand-written letters, and good conversation. And if you’ve seen other outfits from my Wandering Wardrobe, you’ve likely noticed that I often take some inspiration from vintage looks to create my own modern twist. There’s something so appealing to me about classic lines and structure – I think that’s why my style varies so much and doesn’t fit one category. Structure can be found in a variety of style labels, so reducing my style to one ‘genre’ reduces the inherently individualistic nature of fashion.
But, when styling myself, I do like the idea of mixing this classic structure with what’s trending. Remember that Black with Vintage Fur outfit I posted awhile back? That coat was a prime example of a vintage find turned modern. Right now there’s a heavy emphases on both street + boho styles. Millenials are dressing a little rugged, a little flowy, a little glam, with pairings that are a little unconventional – and I dig it.
That being said — there’s something fun about paying homage to where style has been; because it often predicts where style will go (your mom was right when she told you bell-bottoms and maxi-skirts would come back into style.) What your mom probably didn’t tell you is that you can be the one to bring it back in style, too. Your own style. Trends are great, and I like a lot of them, but it’s always fun to step a little outside of the box because the unconventional is what starts trends to begin with!
When I discovered this dress in the back of my closet, and realized it actually fit (first time since freshman year of college!), I had to share it with you all. Because even though I purchased it years ago, the dress hasn’t gone out of style or lost it’s ability to flatter my figure (something I strive for when purchasing new clothes.) I made it a little more modern with my favorite black, studded pumps; and I softened up the top half with a low, side-bun, an appropriate hairstyle to play into the 50s vintage-inspired look.
Your favorite decades made modern
If you’re looking for a guide of how to dress from each decade — HERE is a great one!
What do you think of the vintage-inspired looks? Like them? Love them? Not for you? Tell me in the comments below!
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Until next time, keep it old school.