ACCESSORIES REPORT: New and Old

Accessories Report

This Fashionista is representative of classic SCAD style: mixtures of new and old, trends past and present and, above all, unique.

I spotted her at one of my favorite vintage hotspots in Savannah, which happened to be going out of business, so the sales were amazing! She had a handful of goodies and I knew they would be put to good use. The best part is that when I asked her about what she was buying, she told me it was mostly for repurposing and she was going to use it to make clothes for friends. So creative and, not to mention, fiscally responsible!

When shopping vintage, it's all about patience and creativity. You’ve got to have a good eye to be able to see what you can wear now and how to recreate the look. A perfect example of that mentality is this Fashionista’s pair of boots. Her worn in, leather boots are the perfect touch for her artsy aesthetic and ensemble. When it comes to shoes, however, vintage may not always be the best option. Unless they are in great condition, you’ll want to find new. Fortunately, designers pick up on these trends and there are a multitude of choices out there that are purposefully made to look rustic, worn and vintage. Among so many other options, these lace-up boots from Free People are just right, described as “perfectly worn in.” For something with a more modern feel while still keeping that vintage effect, these ankle booties are a great option.

To go with these amazing boots are tights. I am always a fan of tights, especially under skirts or long sweaters and tunics. They add a little something extra to your outfit and keep your legs warm on chilly days. When celebrating the holidays in the south where it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas outside, something thin with good coverage is just the ticket. Black lace, floral tights, like the ones on this Fashionista, are classic, but for something a bit more festive for this time of year, I love these tights from The Limited. I jump on any chance I get to wear sparkle, shine or metallic.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spruce up your look so get creative and take it with you into the new year! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Fashionista/os!

Spotted: Throwback! Take a look at these embellished tights from Doo.Ri’s fall 2009 collection.

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