08 Mar Turning Heads #Linkup: Wearing Vintage Without Looking Like You Stepped Out of a Time Machine
Welcome to another #Turningheadstuesday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend
I know it is March and we are getting antsy for Spring. I , however, just found this vintage tweed jacket and didn’t want to wait until next year to share it. So, I promise a spring look for next week. Today I am sharing a few tips on wearing Vintage without looking like you went back in a time machine. I do tell my husband from time to time that I would love to travel back to a different era. Not stay there forever, but just experience the time, clothes, people.music . If you are watching the Stephen King book turned tv show 11/22/16 the character has traveled back in time to try and prevent a historical event from happening, having to know the era, the clothes, cars, and events pertaining to that day.
What I love most about vintage clothing is that it tells a story, or puts one in someone else’s shoes. I added one of my favorite green brooches, also vintage by Etsy to complete the look, and my pine green leather pencil skirt for added richness. My shoes are new, and were also one of those “Gotta Have it Purchases” when I saw them on Modcloth. I have a penchant for bows, you see. Bows on shoes to be specific. I also love the square heel.
Do you ever see an article of clothing and know that “you must have it”? Well, I would be surprised if the answer was “no” being a fashion blogger and all! 🙂 I came across this lovely vintage jacket on Ebay and loved the style and the colors. The blues and greens, seafoam and turquoise , tweed and bell sleeves. I love the belt and the cut makes it so that I can wear it without as well.
I do laugh when I think something being sold in the 80s as vintage. That is when I graduated high school! Some how the era doesn’t seem right for the vintage description.
I added my lovely jade green ring gifted to me by Silver and Post as I thought it fitting, and had looked forward to bringing out my steel-blue quilted Kate Spade bag. I also thought it the perfect opportunity to take out my prescription cat eye sunnies from Zenni. They have even more of an exaggerated cat eye 50s-60s shape that i love!
Tips for wearing Vintage without Looking Like you Stepped out of a Time Machine..
1. Try wearing one piece, such as a jacket, a handbag or a top and add additional modern pieces, ( like this faux leather skirt) trousers etc, instead of head to toe vintage.
2. Keep your hairstyle modern. I love the look of Victory Rolls ( and asked my hairdresser if she could style my hair this way for a post) but keeping it modern, try styling your hair in a modern do.
3 If you are wearing a vintage dress or a stand out vintage jacket, add a modern handbag, ( in this case my Kate Spade).
4. Choose Modern accessories added to your vintage look, such as a trendy new earrings or scarf. ( I couldn’t help myself with my vintage brooch)
Would love to hear your thoughts on dressing vintage without looking like you went through a portal…. Do you have a vintage article of clothing you love to wear? Tell us!
Now, on to the linkup… for more fabulous looks!
Outfit details: kate Spade bag, Ann Taylor pine green faux leather skirt, Tweed Jacket: Vintage, Ebay Shoes: NEW! Modcloth, Brooch: Etsy
Most clicked this week: Bogi of Red Reticule showing us how essential it is to have a pencil skirt in one’s wardrobe.How aprapo! 🙂
PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK! Dawn of Fashion Should Be Fun sharing her pink and red look. Fab coat and I;m going to steal those shoes, ( are u an 8?)