Vintage Pencil Skirt Three Ways
I got really excited when I spotted this vintage 1980s flocked suit (skirt for sale) (jacket for sale) while thrifting a while back. It has Victorian design details on it that really make it special.
I did a post with the jacket on its own. In that blog post I wrote about my visit to the Dior exhibit and how this jacket made me think of Christian Dior’s feminine designs.
Here is the same jacket with a different hat and handbag.
Below I’ve shown how to style the vintage pencil skirt three ways.
Vintage doesn’t need to be styled old fashioned.
Simply combine your vintage piece with contemporary items you already own. It will update the look immediately while still retaining that wonderful unique feeling that vintage pieces provide.
I wasn’t terribly adventurous with the colour combos. I wanted the focal point to remain the vintage skirt.
When you have a neutral palette and only one area of colour the eyes will always be directed to the colour.
I could easily see this skirt combined with a black and white gingham shirt or another bold smaller or larger patterned blouse or sweater to create a Gucci-esque version.
Speaking of gingham…I’ll be wrapping up my “million ways to wear a gingham dress” series next week.
None too soon if you ask me.
Normally when I buy something retail I make about five outfits with it to ensure it’ll work with the rest of my wardrobe to ease my conscience of purchasing retail. This time I went crazy creating thirteen outfits. I don’t like being pigeonholed into using one item over and over again for the blog, thus why you won’t see me touting any “capsule wardrobe” here.
My brain just doesn’t like being restricted and becomes bored very quickly. That is another reason I love thrifting…I’m never bored. There is always some new, weird, quirky piece out there waiting to be discovered and loved again.
Vintage and secondhand clothing has a soul. It has a history and stories to tell. I go after vintage pieces when I thrift but there are all kinds of contemporary pieces available too. Yesterday I picked up a Smythe wool vest for $5.99. Seriously!
If you don’t shop secondhand what is stopping you?
How would you style this pencil skirt?
Linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday and Fancy Friday
Patti over at Visible Monday
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