14 posts tagged Style
If you have never shopped vintage before, you may find yourself a little wary to start dressing outside of your comfort zone. Why? There’s no reason to be! But, as with most things in life, it’s common to feel a little intimidated by the unknown, and many shoppers feel a little intimidated when they begin to build an uncommon wardrobe. Here are three pieces that you can easily integrate into your wardrobe, making them perfect vintage ice breakers!
Blazers are a great way to start introducing vintage to your wardrobe because they are such wearable, versatile pieces. You can pair them with jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts - practically anything! A stunning vintage blazer can turn around a drab outfit in a second.
Not only are vintage clutches beautiful and attention-grabbing, they’re very functional pieces. If you are looking to introduce your wardrobe to the world of vintage, but want to make sure that you’re buying something that you’ll actually put to use, a vintage clutch is the way to go!
Vintage jewelry is a fantastic way to add an uncommon touch to your wardrobe. Not to mention, shopping for vintage jewelry is a delight, so it’s a great way to get acquainted with the experience. There are so many one-of-a-kind pieces to discover, and no sizing issues to worry about. It’s stress-free vintage dream.
How did you introduce your wardrobe to vintage? Tell us about your first vintage piece in the comments below, or on Twitter!
In the 1960’s, France was a breeding ground for iconic faces and unforgettable style. From the music of Serge Gainsbourg to the films of Brigitte Bardot, this vintage era oozes timeless cool. Everything was effortless and understated, yet strong and sexy. The result? An alluring, enigmatic style that we can’t get enough of.
If you’re looking for some vintage inspiration, this is a great place to start. Pop in a Francois Hardy record, or spend a night in sipping French wine and watching Contempt. We think you’ll find that this era’s vibe is captivating, and unexpectedly modern.
Do you have a favorite vintage era? Let us know in the comments below, or on twitter!
We love a festive celebration, and a bit of appropriately themed fashion can be just the way to get in the mood. But does festive fashion have to mean awkward Christmas sweaters and garish stars and stripes? Not at all. Remember, it’s all about the details. With a bit of clever styling, you can create sophisticated and festive looks for any occasion.
To give you a little holiday inspiration, we’ve curated some of our favorite Independence Day vintage looks from Wiseling. Which look will you choose to celebrate? Let us know!
Look 1: All-American Girl
1 Stephane Kelian Patent Leather Heels; 2 Vivienne Westwood Gingham Mini Bustle Skirt; 3 White Crochet Short Sleeve Blouse; 4 1940’s Blue Velvet Bow Headband
Look 2: Baby, You’re a Firework
1. Sequin Rays of Glam Blazer; 2. 1950’s Chunky Cobalt Metallic Exploding Clip Earring; 3. Rainbow Woven Striped Cotton Cropped Top; 4. Walter Steiger Gold Metallic Suede + Satin Curved Heels
Look 3: Independent Minded
1. Moschino Couture Marching Band Jacket; 2. 70’s Black Leather Purse w/ Brass Eagle; 3. 1980’s Laura Biagiotti Sunglasses; 4. Vintage 1970’s Jumpsuit
Look 4: Lady Liberty
1. Vintage 70’s Funky Floral Dress; 2. Triple Agate Leaf Charm Necklace; 3. Antiqued Silver Eagle Ring; 4. Oscar de la Renta Basic Blouse
Have a look of your own? Tweet us pictures of your favorite Independence Day pieces!
We had the divine pleasure of getting to know Catherine, the owner of C Z Vintage. Catherine has spent much of her life traveling the globe and spending extended periods of time in Spain, Poland, Texas, New York and everywhere in between. The culture diversity experienced along the way has certainly influenced a unique sense of style that is expressed through her online store.
How long have you been collecting vintage pieces? How would you describe your personal style?
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, this online shop owner knows how to pick items specific to her repeat customers’s taste. Kim, the owner of Pineapple Mint Vintage, sells fabulous vintage pieces from every decade.
When did you start Pineapple Mint Vintage?
Kim: I started it in 2009, mostly as a way of cleaning some vintage pieces out of my personal closet. When I noticed how well things were selling, I decided to spend more time on it and starting gathering wider inventory.
What does style mean to you?
Kim: I think style is a personal thing and is more about staying true to what you like and what looks good on you rather than following every single trend that comes up.
How would you describe your personal style?
Kim: I am very, very casual, especially because I work at home. I prefer more of a tomboy style with bold stripes and graphic prints. I especially love bright primary colors but not too many at once.
How long have you been collecting vintage pieces?
Kim: For years and years. Even as a kid I loved collecting vintage. I always went to thrift stores in my hometown to snatch up the vintage pieces.
What led you to start Pineapple Mint Vintage?
Kim: I mostly wanted to sell a few pieces out of my own wardrobe. Long before I started my shop, I was thinking that starting a shop was something I could do. And so I did.
Are there specific things you look for when curating the items in your shop?
Kim: Mostly I just try to stay true to what I like and what I think my customers will like. I have many repeat customers and I have a pretty good sense about what will sell so before I put anything in my shop I try to think about who will want to buy it.
What do you feel is the most important part of starting your own online shop?
Kim: It is really important to remember that it is a business. Have a plan, be organized. It is natural to want to focus on the more “fun” aspects of running an online business, like socializing on Twitter, then you find yourself doing things that aren’t exactly productive. I think it is much more important to focus on the behind the scene tasks, which is stuff, like keeping accurate records and being mega organized.
What is your favorite online item?
Kim: I really adore this 1930’s dress in my shop. It is one of the most delicate and just pretty things I’ve ever found.
Check out The Pineapple Mint Vintage online store here.
Last week we had the pleasure of catching up with former AMP model, Julia McGuire. At seventeen, Julia opted out of her high school prom to pursue a career in modeling in New York City. Two years later, the now 19-year-old has booked jobs with Haute Hippie, Juicy Couture, and Macy’s, to name a few. The rising star has been featured on Project Runway and just completed filming the highly anticipated, Carrie Diaries. Inspired by what she sees on the streets on New York, Julia’s closet is grunge meets girl next door. Here is an insight to the constantly evolving world of Julia.
How old are you? Where are you from?
I’m 19 years old. Originally from Brielle, NJ and I currently live in Manhattan.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style really depends on my mood. Some days I’ll throw on a cute girly dress, other days I wear big chunky pieces and I occasionally dress a bit grunge. It all depends on how I am feeling.
Carly McCoy is a corporate social responsibility coordinator in NYC. Colorful blouses, high-heeled oxfords and oversized bib necklaces, Carly certainly sets herself apart from the fleet of black suits in corporate America. She let us take a peak into her closet to see how she pulls off her effortless style.
Carly: I really like to mix classic fitting basics, with casual yet clean styles. I also tend to add a bohemian edge.