One of the delightful aspects of fashion is that past trends are recycled and brought back with refreshed lines and cuts for a modern twist. It’s nice to know that era-inspired clothing will always be recycled creating the opportunity to combine authentic vintage items with these new revamped pieces for a style that’s truly your own. My style advice of the week is to try emulating a vintage look for a refreshing look, much like the featured Fashionista has done today.
This Fashionista is wearing an A-line cobalt-blue dress with a tied dress shirt over top. Recently there’s been a revival of 1950s style accessories and her accessories transform the look into an ensemble inspired from the past. The pill box cap is appropriate for the era and is adorable with tulle floating off the top. She’s wearing a classic set of pearls and almond toed pumps where the red around the ankle is a refreshing pop of color.
To recreate this look for yourself, try this dress from American Apparel. The flowing chiffon skirt is a great throwback to the shape of an A-line skirt but with a modern appeal. To go over top, try this sheer oversized button down shirt tied up to form a crop top. For shoes, you've got to do these pumps from Steve Madden in black. For a great pillbox hat, I suggest looking at Etsy. They have a wonderful selection of vintage finds that are easy to purchase online. Of course though, I’m always an advocate for thrift shops to find authentic, one-of-a-kind vintage styles. These stores tend to require a lot of hunting through but most often will result in a treasure find. Try going to Buffalo Exchange for a fabulous, authentic pillbox hat.