Styling vintage fashion, in comparison to any other genre of fashion, is an entirely different animal. For the most part, you’re working with something that was once considered trendy and attempting to bring life back into said garment. Your purpose for this is entirely up to you. Do you just like the way it looks and want to wear it out, or is there something more to it? Do you aspire to make the garment trendy again? If your answer is the latter, you either have to have some amount of influence in a subculture or an insane amount of luck. If your answer is the former, then you will have a much easier and objectively more exciting time. Either way, be proud and rock that garment!
Until a few days ago, I had no idea what the name for a dressing robe was. I knew exactly what they had looked like: a sheer, open front robe with feathers, fur, or ruffles on the sleeves and back collar. But trying to describe them to people was a challenge without a name. The reddish, peach colored vintage robe I’m wearing in this look is actually my first one. There was always a desire to own one, but I couldn’t find any at all, let alone one that I liked. This garment would be great for the summer time and would pair perfect with a sleeveless dress, just like the one I’m wearing.
I’m not going to lie. I had the world’s worst time trying to figure out what to pair this dress with. For weeks I have been trying to show this on my blog, but just couldn’t find a way to incorporate it with anything I owned or anything I could find. The vintage fashion gods blessed me, however, and bestowed upon me the most wonderful dressing robe of all time. This was perfect because both are considered sleepwear and look great together, but honestly who listens to labels. Also, isn’t sleepwear considered trendy now anyways?
Mules are such a great shoe! Not only are they perfect for the upcoming season (if global warming doesn’t ruin that too) but they’re extremely comfortable and easy to put on. I couldn’t think of any other shoe to rock with this outfit and things felt so right when I put these on. I’m pretty sure it’s because the shoes are really classic, vintage, and sleek, just like the rest of the outfit. It’s a big change in comparison to the other, more aggressive and in your face shoes that I own. But I think I’m really going to start pairing these with more outfits!
So, what are your thoughts on vintage fashion? Are you an avid thrifter? Or do you like to spend most of your time at chain stores like Forever21 and Urban Outfitters? Let me know in the comments below!