STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Vintage Skirts and Shirts

February 29th, 2016 at 2:00am

One of the best things about fashion is that most trends make a comeback eventually, so hold on to what you have in your closet because you never know when you might wear it again. Companies like American Apparel have been dominating this market for years and making what was once cool, hip and trendy once more. Those light washed, high-waisted jeans your mom wore in the ‘90s? Drag them out of the back of her closet and throw them on because suddenly they’re in style again and being sold for over double the original price.

This Fashionista looks effortlessly chic in her ‘80s and ‘90s-inspired outfit. We’ve seen high-waisted and A-line skirts make a statement in recent years, but the pencil skirt has never seemed to make it outside of the office. Traditionally, pencil skirts fall into a dressier category. However this denim skirt is the perfect way to break the stigma around pencil skirts and make them a more casual piece. The light wash and high-waist fit are characteristic of trends in past decades that have made a recent comeback. Additionally, this skirt is very versatile, but is definitely for the fashionably bolder of Fashionistas who are aiming for a retro look.

Denim goes with almost everything, so finding a top to pair with this skirt is simple. This Fashionista opted for a vintage looking, floral graphic T-shirt. A plain T-shirt with a simple graphic design is perfect for adding some detail to the outfit and enhances the vintage feel of the whole outfit. Any T-shirt looks great loosely tucked into the skirt and is contrasted by the tight fit of the pencil skirt.

The outfit features a lot of light, soft colors, which is why this Fashionista chose some white Converse to tie the outfit together. For accessories, she kept it simple with some silver bracelets, plain rings and a dainty necklace.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t get rid of really versatile pieces in your closet! You never know when they will come in handy for creating a unique outfit.”