Continuing on with another one of the items I picked up at the recent Ian Drummond Collection studio sale here is another piece I will be keeping for my personal vintage collection.
If you’ve been shopping vintage for a while you stumble across these types of sequinned beaded square cropped tops often. They were popular in the 1950/60s and then again in the 1980s, a bit more garish and not as refined as the older ones from the 50s/60s. The one I’m wearing is from the 1960s.
The base of the top is knit and there are no missing beads or sequins which is amazing when you consider the age of the piece…just slightly older than myself!
I, on the other hand, am missing more than a couple of sequins and beads. Ha!
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #1
Why did I buy this top?
I often come across pieces like this when shopping thrift for my Etsy store and 98% of the time I pass them by because people find it challenging to style such pieces or incorporate them into their lives.
I’ll take on that challenge!
This is how I’m going to wear my new beaded top.
Style Vintage Sequin Top Contemporary
Of course styling this vintage piece contemporary is dead easy…. add some heels and skinny jeans (I don’t care if they are “off trend”) and Bob’s your Uncle.
Or Sue’s your Aunt, whichever.
It’s such a shame to let existing pieces like this go unloved.
You’ll never find anything this high quality or beautiful at any retail stores. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore!
It’s a bit dressy as you see it above but I’d style it down with jeans, boots and a jean jacket like this…
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #2
And that’s not just any old jean jacket…nope. It’s an up cycled thrifted jean jacket that I DIY’d. Check out the back…
That petit point image was found at a thrift store in a frame. It makes a pretty unique jean jacket don’t you think? It could have made a great throw pillow too but I like the idea of wearable art better.
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #3
This easy-to-wear thrifted maxi skirt gives it a bit of a Bollywood vibe. I’ll be wearing this out later this week to go thrifting and run some errands. I’ll pair it with some flat sandals to make it casual and relaxed, well casual for me anyhow ; P
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #4
I really like this look paired with a vintage novelty print skirt and sensible heels.
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #5
A pencil skirt is a classic option for this top. The shoes dress it down a bit.
Vintage Sequin Top Outfit #6
These are palazzo pants I thrifted last year. I’ve got a few posts of them coming up, they are all kinds of awesome!
So there are a few ideas for those of you that wonder how they can style vintage sequin top contemporary.
Which was your favourite? Would you ever consider wearing a similar beaded sequinned vintage top? Why or why not?
Linking up with the lovely Patti for Visible Monday.