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!