One of the best things about living in 2013 is how easy it is to time travel with your fashion sense. Living fashionably today means that it is perfectly acceptable to wear clothing from 1965 on a Tuesday and then jump over to 1983 on a Wednesday. This brings us to this week’s Fashionista, who combines an old silhouette with a modern pattern leaving us wanting to be as effortlessly hip as she is.
The drop waist dress gained popularity in the ’20s when women wanted to lead a more liberated lifestyle as they emancipated themselves from tight corsets that accentuated the waist. The free and comfortable nature of this style of dress is perfect for the summertime when the last thing you want is constricting and uncomfortable clothing on your person. The silhouette of the dress elongates the body by creating the allusion of a longer torso, so it is perfect for all of you short gals out there. Our Fashionista’s dress is so interesting because of the bright and playful pattern that speaks for itself. With a dress like this it can be hard to accessorize without clashing with either pattern or style so its best to pick one and go for it. This Fashionista chose to go with a laidback cross body bag and simple accessories that work to give off a very effortless feel. When it comes to her hair, the long and wispy waves mimic the free flowing nature of the rest of her outfit.
To recreate this look, get a dress with a drop waist. The high collar and cuff sleeves are almost doll like so it would really pair well with a nice simple pendant that is dainty and sweet. Rings and a bracelet would be a great addition along with some nice sandals or flats. For the purse, our Fashionista decided to mix patterns (which definitely works here) so if you do, keep it within the same style. This means if you go with tribal, stay with tribal or if you choose floral, stick with more floral. You can also pair a large pattern with a small pattern like our Fashionista did. This way you are balanced out and can avoid causing headaches to on lookers admiring your zany sense of style. To add some character, pick up a nifty handmade bag from Etsy that tells a story. Don’t forget to keep it fresh and fun, and lose the fear to play with different styles from back in the day. Just stay away from MC Hammer pants; they’re not good for minimizing the backside.