Sunday, 21 September 2014

Vintage Wardrobe Essentials Four

Another week, another post. I'm quite enjoying this series. I hope that you are too. :) Please don't hesitate to comment and have your say.
We have already covered the three most commonly thought of vintage clothing essentials, so today we are looking at another very important, although often forgotten style.

With four seasons in the year, it is almost guaranteed that the weather will get cooler and you will need to put something over your summer dresses to make them winter appropriate. I mean, you could get winter skirts and dresses as well, but anyway..

  • 1 White Cardigan
  • 2-3 Coloured Cardigans- consider your wardrobe. What colours and styles are going to suit it? If you have many patterned dresses, than perhaps a solid colour will be better. If all of your clothes are solid colours, you might be able to wear a patterned cardigan.
  • 2-3 Jumpers- I'm Australian, but I think that if you are from elsewhere, you may be more familiar with the term 'sweater' or 'pull over'. Apparently these are all slightly different though. Basically, whatever warm item of clothing you would normally wear should work. See above for notes on style etc. I would tend to go for a pastel colour as these give an instantly vintage look.
  • 2-3 Jackets, Crop or Otherwise- again, consider what will match your clothes. It is so easy to see a cute jacket and buy it before realising that nothing you own matches. A good excuse for a new outfit, yes, but also what can turn out to be a very expensive purchase.
  • 1-2 Coats- 1 white coat is enough for me, but you had better be the judge for yourself. You may want 1 white and 1 black, or you may not, whatever you like. 
  • 1 Shawl or Short Sleeve Lace Shrug- excellent for when the weather is fresh but not cold.

The above image is from Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage. She has written a great article on vintage coats so check it out for some inspiration

Thanks for reading, 
Memma, xxx

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