There are so many benefits to wearing vintage (quality, cost, style: I could easily go on...) but sometimes it's difficult to take the plunge into wearing vintage without feeling that you need to somehow re-style yourself.
So, how do you slip some vintage into your outfits without having to buy a whole new wardrobe? The trick is to invest in some key statement pieces which are classy and fabulous and can be worn with pretty much anything. Here are some of my suggestions:
Invest in a classic vintage coat and you'll never be out of style. A beautiful coat can look great paired with jeans, a smart workwear outfit, or a party dress - talk about versatile! Take this 1920s coat
for example, it has everything going for it: it's stylish, unusual, beautiful quality and oh so versatile. I've paired it with Dream Commute True Pants
and Little Bunny Shoe Shoe Flat in Black
but you could just as easily wear it over a cocktail dress. Take a look at more vintage coats here.
Accessories can really make an outfit 'pop' and adding a beautiful vintage necklace like this string of 1920s amber beads
can really enhance your whole ensemble. If you invest in a piece of vintage estate jewellery you'll be getting a lot more for your money than you would if you were buying the items brand new, and you'll also be buying yourself a unique little piece of history. Think of the parties that a 1920s necklace has seen, and you get to carry on that tradition! I've paired these 1920s amber beads
with the fabulously modern Heel or No Heel
red shoes and a classic LBD: the All That and Noir Dress
. Shop fine vintage estate jewelry here
This outfit (below) would be lovely just with the shoes and dress, but adding a really beautiful lucite handbag
upgrades the whole look. It's like having a one-off designer purse but without a couture price tag! The dress is the All Neutral Dress
with a pair of Definitive Drama Heel in Brown
and accessorized with this rare lucite 1950s purse
. Take a look at more vintage purses here
Fur Wraps and Stoles
A vintage fur wrap like this one
adds some instant glamor to any outfit, and can be worn with anything from a day-to-day outfit like this Design Lesson Dress
and Keen Dream Heel
, to a full evening gown. Take a look at more vintage fur wraps here
So, take the plunge and invest in a beautiful piece of vintage clothing today
I wrote a guest post a few days ago on Va-Voom Vintage
which I thought you might like to read: it's all about different ways to wear a vintage 1950s dress. Take a look
and let me know what you think. How would you wear the dresses I picked?
Vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940s and 50s
is incredibly popular at the moment, ( well has been FOREVER!) not least because the clothes and accessories from this era were so beautifully stylish. If you're only just starting to wear vintage (or even if you're not) we know it can be tricky to know how to put together a vintage outfit so we thought we'd share our outfit ideas. This is how we would accessorize this gorgeous vintage 1940s dress. How would you wear it?
So embrace your inner lady-ness and get yourself a beautiful mid-century gown and some pretty and glamorous accessories. Both pearls and colourful rhinestones were very popular and really finish an outfit off.
Does the bag HAVE to match? We say " No!". It will stand out and shine if it is a contrasting color or style.
A lady never went out with out a little fur stole, or a faux one if you prefer.
Don't forget to add a pair of little white gloves
All these items are genuine vintage and available in our store. Clockwise from top left: