Happy Thursday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend! Because I’m a lover of all things vintage, I plan on featuring a vintage-themed post each Thursday (#tbt, anyone?). For my first vintage post, I thought I’d tackle a question/comment that I get all the time:
“How do you wear vintage? I could never pull off a vintage dress.”
Yes. Yes you can. I promise. I plan on creating a complete guide to finding quality vintage pieces that fit well into your current wardrobe, but for now, let’s start with the basics.
I found this beautiful 1950s midi dress this past summer at Three Rivers Vintage in Pittsburgh. The unique black and white X pattern caught my eye, and the little lace ruffle detail on the strap? Perfect!
Let’s look at three ways to style this beaut!
1. Wear the dress as-is.
Barefoot, fun, and fancy-free! A truly wonderful vintage dress can stand on its own. Shoes optional.
2. Layer with a denim jacket.
This denim jacket is an awesome basic to layer over a vintage dress! Extra on-trend points if you wear it over your shoulders, like in the photo above. Add a simple pair of sandals, like these ones, and you have yourself a perfect outfit for brunch and a stroll in the park.
3. Dress it up with a cardigan and heels.
Because the dress is a bit longer, it pairs well with a longer cardigan like this one. I also love to wear block heels with my ’50s dresses, because they give a nod to the era. They’re also super comfy! My Seychelles shoes are several years old (and clearly durable!), but these Seychelles shoes have a similar vintage feel.
I’ve included a link to some of my recommended pieces below. Keep your eyes peeled next week for a post on how to find wearable, timeless vintage!