Vintage

I’m big lover of vintage clothing. I even own a few great pieces,but unfortunately they aren’t practical and let’s face it; there is a fine line between wearing vintage and vintage wearing you. Clothing from a different era, if you’re not careful, can come off looking like a costume. Unless you’re going to a theme party,that’s not a good thing.

Now I seek out vintage inspired clothing—classic looks modernized—and I’m happy to report amazing styles are easy to find! Thanks to celebrities like Zooey Deschanel and TV shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, designers are putting out retro looks that don’t appear out of place in today’s world.

Online shops such as ModCloth, Unique-Vintage, andStopStaringClothing, make it easy to replicate looks fromdecades past; while mainstream stores like Anthropologie, Forever 21, Zara, H&M, J. Crew, and many more, have sprinkled vintage inspired touches throughout their lines.

Using StyleChatMobile I created two looks.

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I love Mad Men (returning April 13th!) and adore Joan’s(Christina Hendricks) style. She always looks very sexy while remaining classy and professional; not an easy feat. To recreate this look I’ve selected a simple blue dress from ModCloth. While the dress is certainly curve-hugging, it falls a little below the knee, making it a piece you can either top with a cardigan and wear to the office, or add a hot pair of pumps and va-va-voom! For accessories I’ve selected a long tassel necklace and pearl earrings from Anthropologie, and a cocktail ring from Unique-Vintage.

The second look is more quirky, but still has a classic, modsilhouette. The bright yellow heels and tiger necklace make this simple frock (ModCloth) pop with fun. The purse (Zara) takes on the vibe of whatever outfit it’s carried with.

Though the two looks I created are 1960s inspired, lots of cute designs are coming out that borrow everything from the drop-waists of the 1920s to the bold neon of the 1980s. What looks of the past do you want in your future?

-Leigh

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