Vintage is IN, and it’s going through a reinterpretation of our mothers’ pieces, making it ideal for a contemporary woman, who loves good style. When ’70s became so popular last year, many of us frowned our brows; the wide jeans in particular were a piece we would have a hard time wearing. But as it so often happens in fashion, retro fashion styles became the most popular, once they had conquered the high street. With the help of beautiful girls and style icons, we realised that vintage can also be interesting and not too demanding, but just like any other fine dish, should be consumed in moderation. I chose nine top pieces for you, with a hint of fall but mostly just romantic enough that you can test new waters with them. Because september has a scent of your mom’s closet and the pieces that are only here to make us look a 100 % better.
Floral dress with long sleeves. Personally, I would add a hat to it, not least because we don’t wear it nearly enough, even though it’s gorgeous. The dress is knee-length, A-line, but not overly; the print is the key, because the flowers are just retro enough to be reminiscent of the politeness of older times. Just take a look at the women at the Venice film festival red carpet, and you’ll get the drift.
Lower boots. Choose leather, natural or polished, and keep the colour classical, so beige, dark brown or black. They’re wonderful, when it’s raining outside, and they make for an interesting style; very wearable footwear that gives the main accent to jeans and creates a nice contrast to the dress.
Retro cape. Make sure it’s sleeveless, you’ll be wearing it with a sweater or a white blouse. It can have a fur accent, like a collar, and I mean faux-fur. Get golden buttons and some golden jewellery to accent it … just as a poncho, it’s a piece that you will be wearing a lot in the fall.
Knee-length dress. These breezy dresses are so wonderful, because the ’70s had their own sort of politeness. The cut is relatively simple and wearable, and it looks best when styled with high heels, even thick ones. Add a small handbag and let your hair down for a perfect boho chic style.
Off the shoulders dress. It’s still trendy, just like off the shoulders tops, but the dress is that much more feminine. You don’t need many accssories, because the dress is beautiful enough by itself and seems appropriate for every occasion. Go for light, pastel colours ‒ there will be plenty of time for darker tones later on.
Pleated skirt. Another piece from your mother’s wardrobe that never goes out of style. Pleats are forever, because they seem breezy and elegant, and a pleated skirt is a piece you simply must have. It allows for many styles, from a blouse to a sweater, from ballet flats to boots, whichever you prefer.
Spaghetti straps top. Spaghetti straps always seem refined and beautiful. This piece is perfect to wear with jeans as well as with elegant trousers. You can even style it with a blazer or knitwear. If the cut is wide, keep the bottom narrower.
Jumpsuit. It can be short or long, but the short is my passion and I really adore them. Although I won’t wear them a lot in the fall, they remain a constant piece in my wardrobe. It looks good on the beach and a walk around town, it’s also perfect for a vacation. And the focus is on the legs, of course, which is not a bad thing at all.
Plaid shirt. Country and chic enough at the same time, it’s simple and useful, so go for plaid as if you literally just took it out of your man’s closet. It’s perfect to wear with a pair of jeans or shorts: roll up your sleeves and wear it with sneakers like a real country girl.