jump to navigation

Trends – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist May 14, 2009

Posted by Lauren Cooke in Advice, Fashion, Vintage.
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
trackback

As those of you who read this blog regularly know that I like vintage. However, I should point out that I am not a vintage purist – if something is done great in the here and now, I love it as it should be loved. Hence my extensive collection of Topshop shoes, and my even more extensive list of things I adore but can’t afford. Despite loving the new as much as the old (though perhaps not respecting it as much), I am aware that plenty of people worry that following fashion is impossible in a vintage vibe.

This article is aiming to show that this simply isn’t true – I pick the top trends as specified by vogue, and show you how to rock them – vintage style! I’ve mainly stuck with eBay here, the biggest pool of unique vintage out there.

Trend 1: Statement Necklaces

 

tribal statement necklace

Big bold jewelry – the spoilt favourite on the catwalk, and a terrifying prospect to all women who can’t wear twenty tons worth of diamonds to the office. Vintage alternatives are a much easier prospect. Try working the Tribal vibe with this cute and retro beaded purse necklace.

Trend 2: Grecian Goddess

 

gladiator shoes

Gladiator shoes are a bit like marmite. You either love them or you hate them. Personally, I think it all comes down to the individual shoe. These dark and slightly formal gladiators are great for comfort and on trend lookin’, but if you feel a bit more wild, there are plenty of stunning Grecian heels out there!

blue grecian dress

There are plenty of Grecian dresses on the high street, but none that look so goddess like yet sooo avant garde. This dress lets you work the latest new look whilst looking unique – the true joy of vintage choices!

Trend 3: Denim

 

denim jacket

A hard look to pull off if you aren’t just going for the nice-and-safe jeans option. Too much of it, and you look like your been stitched up… too little and you never even realise it’s there! I’ve chosen two options for this vintage choice – the first a rather runway item. You can only get away with this absurd creature if you have a certain attitude – but if you get it right, this could be great!

denim bolero

The denim bolero, however, is much easier to wear. And the oversized retro buttons are the perfect accessory for any season!

Trend 4: Leopard Print

 

Not my favourite trend, but one that I know can be done brilliantly in vintage. You just need to remember that vintage came first – and all the leopard print items out there today are based on the original classics!

leopard print bag 

If you are like me, and a little coy with your big bold prints, then this vintage bagis the one for you. you have probably notice the plethora of straw bags hitting the fashion news, and here to can combine the look with subtle leopard highlights. For the braver amongst you, feel free to go the whole way, and play it up with this rather exquisite 60’s dress. The detailing around the neckline is dreamy, and the full skirt and much needed femininity to a very sexual print.

exquisite leopard 60's dress

Advertisements

Comments»

1. Fashion - May 15, 2009

i love that bag

2. mysterycreature1 - May 15, 2009

Isn’t it lovely?!!

3. gildedfolly - May 15, 2009

I’m really not a plan of animal print… but I love that dress! Why did it have to be so small?! xx

4. Looking fab in your forties - May 15, 2009

I adore leopard print, I know I shouldn’t! Therefore I love the bag and the dress!
It seems to me that Leopard print is around year after year, so a worthwhile investment.

5. mysterycreature1 - May 15, 2009

Cie I know, it’s tiny unfortunately. And really nice!

Hi Looking fab – leopard print does last for ever! the dress is my favourite, but the bag is soo cute!

6. prettyneons - May 15, 2009

I want that leopard print frock, oh my good god I love your taste!!=)
peace & bows…
prettyneons x

7. Wanderusting - May 15, 2009

Great post – Grecian dresses are actually my favourite, just can be hard to find!

8. mysterycreature1 - May 15, 2009

PrettyNeons – Thank you 🙂 The lepard print is fast becoming everyones favourite!

Wanderusting – recian dresses are asy to get wrong aren’t they – sometimes you have to search a little harder to find the nice ones!

9. dreamsequins - May 18, 2009

Argh. I really want one of those amazing Ann Demeulemeester Grecian dresses. I once stopped by a Barneys to see if they had any– and they only had a shirt-form of those amazing white dresses… And even THAT was out of my price range. Booo. I still haven’t managed to put away my gladiators from last summer away. They are so comfortable. I like how you show a photo of them paired with socks. That’s different. xx D

10. mysterycreature1 - May 19, 2009

Hi Dreamsequins – Gladiators are great aren’t they?! Sooo comfy!!

11. Retro Chick - May 19, 2009

This is exactly how I dress!

Fashion is so cyclical that you can always find an on trend look that’s unique and a fraction of the price!

That purple bolero is from my site! Unfortunately it sold just this morning, but I’ve got loads more on trend vintage!

12. eyeliah - May 20, 2009

Good call on the trends. 😉

13. Felicia Sullivan - Author, Foodie, Rockstar » » Blog Archive » Links à la Mode : May 21st - May 21, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

14. Wardrobe Workout – Links à la Mode! « A Typical Atypical - May 21, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

15. Links à la Mode : Wardrobe Workout | THE COVETED - May 21, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

16. Community Links à la Mode : Wardrobe Workout » Fashion Sales Collected Daily at Fashion Luvr - May 21, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

17. Links à la Mode • The Demoiselles - May 21, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

18. ashemischief - May 21, 2009

Hi dear, I hope to get your title fixed up at lunch today– my apologies about that!

19. mysterycreature1 - May 21, 2009

Hey Ashe

No worries at all, just thought I’d mention it! 🙂

20. Laura Reilly - May 21, 2009

Some cool things to keep an eye out for. A popular one these days is floral bodycon dresses.

21. Bonne Vie » Links à la Mode - the Dramatis Personae edition. - May 21, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

22. Style Symmetry » Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup - May 21, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

23. Links à la Mode: Wardrobe Workout | Broke & Beautiful - May 22, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

24. Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup | dramatis personae - May 22, 2009

[…] Fashion Bloggers – The New IFB is Here! ♥ Krislyn Diaries – DIY: cool summertime do’s ♥ A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist ♥ Retro Chick – Do’s & Don’ts for the […]

25. WorkChic.com Blog » Blog Archive » Workchic Featured in Links A La Mode: May 21st - May 22, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

26. Links a la Mode May 21 - May 22, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

27. Super Kawaii Mama » Blog Archive » Dear Weekend 22.05.09 - May 22, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

28. Links à la Mode | 39thandbroadway.com - May 25, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

29. Links a La Mode: May 21 Edition - May 26, 2009

[…] Mystery Creature – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

30. Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup | Independent Fashion Bloggers - May 27, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

31. Bonne Vie - Links à la Mode - the Dramatis Personae edition. - May 29, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

32. Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup | - September 8, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

33. Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup | - September 8, 2009

[…] A Typical Atypical – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist […]

34. Today’s Fashion trends and Teenagers: Following or being swept? « Decode that sociological stuff! - November 27, 2009

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: