STYLE GURU STYLE: Vintage-Chic

March 22nd, 2016 at 2:00am

Top designers, such as Fendi, Dior and Alexander McQueen, are bringing vintage details into their looks on the runway this season. Although vintage trends, including structured jackets, corsets and Victorian-style layering, were seen all throughout Fashion Week, I also noticed many designers playing around with traditional symbols of femininity. Polka dots and accentuating the waistline were two trends that were prominent on the runways.

I began to take a look at budding designer Lisa Kulson’s fashion brand, Theory, and her spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection from New York Fashion Week. I noticed that she has a very modest aesthetic while still making the body look feminine. Her collection definitely gave off a ’70s vibe. Her color palette was minimalistic black and white while throwing in a little bit of navy, red and camel brown. Simple patterns, such as stripes and polka-dots, were also featured in the collection.

I began this look with a vintage, polka-dot skirt that I bought at an antique store in Savannah, Georgia. I wanted my waistline to stay accentuated, so I decided to pair the skirt with a scoop-necked, short sleeve crop top. The pumpkin orange is complementary with the navy blue skirt. I then added a pearl necklace and vintage Clubmaster glasses to tie the outfit all together.

As I noticed in Kulson’s collection, the shoes were comfortable. This made the looks become more casual while still being luxurious. That’s the type of outfit you can wear just about anywhere! I styled my look with my old white Keds, which were perfect for walking downtown and for spinning around!

Get My Look: 1. A long, vintage skirt. 2. A pearl necklace. 3. White Keds.