First, thank you Emily for having me contribute to the style post! I'm thrilled to be included!
When thinking about my own person style, one thing I love to do is mix vintage pieces with other regular pieces. Sometimes it can be difficult to mix vintage into your wardrobe though without looking like you are wearing a costume (even I find it challenging sometimes!) So I'm going to show you how I intend to style this vintage striped dress I just bought at the flea market. It's fabulous, but it's LOUD. So let's keep the personality, but figure out how to tone it down a bit and modernize it.
When it comes to vintage, I love to layer so I would start with a chambray shirt- the red is a nice twist if you're feeling a little extra kicky, and the faded color keeps it from looking too "clownish" with the stripes. Then I would break up all those stripes with a wide belt. Some days I would wear the belt over the shirt with the dress peaking through, and some days I would wear the belt on the dress with the shirt over both like a sweater or jacket.
When it comes to shoes it all depends on how dressy or casual you want to be. It would be easy to push this dress either way (another reason why I love it!) These little red flats would be fun for running around on a Saturday. Or, for a little more drama, go with some interesting heels. They're still modern, but the clog and rivet details work well with the line and time period of the dress. Top it all off with some chunky bangles. They're heavy enough to work with the bold stripe, but also have modern details so they don't take you to costume land. (I'm just in love with the peek-a-boo color on the inside of these wooden bangles- might have to be picking those up!)
I've found vintage to be a great way to inject some individuality into my style- and it's great to be reusing and recycling at the same time! If you're shopping for vintage look for interesting details or craftsmanship- like this stripe. You'll notice that the stripe pattern is matched up perfectly, which makes it way more sophisticated. I was also attracted to the tie around the neck since I can wear it different ways depending on my mood. It can be worn down like shown, or tied up in a bow if I'm feeling more playful.
Thanks again Emily!
Thanks so much to Sarah for showing us a great way to go vintage! I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to fix up a vintage piece just perfectly. Make sure you go check out Very Sarie for some daily inspiration, and also Sarah's lovely etsy shop-- you're going to want everything, I just know!
Thanks again Sarah!
P.S. Missing Monday and Tuesday but we're back to our regularly scheduled programming for the rest of the week:)