Posts Categorized: outfits

Reader Request: Modern Vintage

How to style vintage clothes

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion tells me:

OK, you asked for it. I’d love to see you post about incorporating vintage clothing into a stylish wardrobe.

Well, m’dear, I may have asked for it, but YOU’RE gonna get it! I love this request, especially as I think many of us fear attempting incorporation of vintage pieces into our modern, chic wardrobes. We think, “Polyester florals and ratty fringe, gold braid trim and heavy velvet? Not for me, thanks.”

But, obviously, vintage isn’t just the mondo-kitsch pieces. Vintage items can be crisp and clean as well as fun and funky, and you can make them a part of your daily wear without transforming yourself into a retro-throwback. (Of course, if you want to go that route, check out Solanah and Fleur de Guerre for some amazing inspiration. Actually, you should probably check them all out, just for the eye-candy.) read more

Random Outfit Roundup: August, Part I

Asymmetric tee, Luphia Hot pink skirt, thrifted Gray platforms, Kenneth Cole Rocky Canyon Hammered silver cuff, some store in Madison, WI

Could this tee be my favorite thing ever? Yes, it surely could. Super comfy, super flattering, super sexy, and just slightly weird. Check out my big sleeve.

Yes, you can totally see my bra and half my ribcage through that bad boy. I kept my arm clamped to my side for most of the day. WORTH IT.

Graphic tee, Sarah Utter via buyolympia.com years ago but you can still buy it! Khaki skirt, Gap years ago Dansko Marcelle, eBay Bangles, a gift from Cal Straw bag, thrifted

I hunted these Danskos for MONTHS until I found a reasonably priced red pair on eBay, which I snapped right up. Then I wore them once, and stashed them. How is it possible to be obsessed with something, get it, and then lose interest? Durr. read more

Random Outfit Roundup: July

Hot pink tee, American Apparel via Yque White skirt, Banana Republic Orange pumps, Perlina Celebrity via Endless Necklace, Patina years and years ago

I’ve been wanting to do hot pink and orange together since spring, but got hung up on the fact that I didn’t have a pink top that went with my orange bottoms, or vice versa. Then, PING! I realized I could just throw some white into the mix.

These orange pumps are new and they are astoundingly comfy. First day out, walked all over the damn place, didn’t feel a thing.

White Blazer, Ann Taylor Loft White tank, Esprit Denim pencil skirt, thrifted Gray platforms, Kenneth Cole Rocky Canyon Chalk turquoise necklace, a street vendor in SF

I wore this to HM’s gallery opening this month. I once described these shoes as “surprisingly comfortable” to Trinknitty. She scoffed. And after standing around a gallery for two hours in them I hear what she’s saying. read more