With the film remake of The Great Gatsby finally out, we are reminded of what we love about the ’20s. The lifestyle, the cars, the lingo, but above all, we love its influential style. Although flapper dresses and suspenders are the iconic pieces that first come to mind, the runway often integrates the ’20s back into the fashion world. Most recently, we’ve seen peplum style and drop waist dresses become popular. This Fashionista uses different trends from the ’20s, specifically an area that is often overlooked: beachwear.
If you feel like laying on the beach, but perhaps in less skimpy beachwear, this Fashionista has the perfect look. What is particularly interesting is that she modernizes the classic look. Her outfit is reminiscent of the 1920s beachy look with an updated twist. Her striped top fits into the nautical category. The shirt also has practical function, as the sleeves cover her shoulders, keeping her from getting burnt. For a similar style, try this shirt from Topshop. The Fashionista’s shoes pick up the red in her shirt nicely and the heel adds modernity. There are a lot of fun espadrilles to choose from. Personally, I like the striped theme. Splurge on these from Anthropologie to continue the nautical look. This Fashionista maintains a vintage feel in donning high-waisted cutoff shorts. To replicate her look, try these from Urban Outfitters. The final modern twist to her outfit is her leather backpack. Its texture on the sides and front pocket makes it both unique and modern. To top it all of, her big, round sunglasses are the perfect vintage accessory. Try your hand in thrift shopping; it’s a fun blast from the past so that you can relive the ’20s (and other decades) in your own way!
One Simple Change: Change her shorts into a skirt and you have a casual date night outfit! Perfect for going out to lunch, the farmer’s market or even a walk in the park. Try this asymmetrical skirt from Free People in a basic color to complement the striped shirt.