Sunday, March 28, 2010
On going all the way
(still trying to crack those victory rolls...) What this outfit really needs is a nice chunky red bakelite bangle. Don't you think?
What are your thoughts on "going all the way" with the vintage look? I really admire those who dress head to toe in vintage every day, and I really wish I could have a 100% vintage wardrobe, but to be honest it would be really hard. For a start it would involve replacing half my staples, and what's the point in getting rid of perfectly nice clothes? Plus it would be expensive to replace all my non-vintage pieces. So I'm quite content to dress sometimes in more of a "vintage inspired" style, though I usually try to incorporate at least one actual vintage piece (sometimes no more than a brooch).
Plus, you know, one of the great joys of "dressing vintage" is being able to mix and match styles and decades for a modern look that's truly unique, not having to look like we've actually just stepped out of a time warp. I guess for me it's as much about an outlet for my creativity in developing my personal style from vintage inspiration, rather than wholesale copying fashions of the past (which, in my oh-so-humble opinion, can get rather stale).
Rose printed cardigan, Tesco; Pencil skirt, M&S; Belt, purchased in Thailand; Shoes, Yoma.
An imposter jumped into my picture!