Most of my vintage style outfits, day-to-day, are not very complicated.
I usually don’t try to look like I stepped right out of a movie from 1952 on a daily basis. There are a couple of reasons for this:
- I’ve got stuff to do, and not all of it is really suited to wearing puffy dresses.
- I usually forget to wear accessories. I usually forget to change my earrings, honestly.
- Weather. Public transit.
- While I admire very curated vintage looks, I usually don’t go in for a complete “costumed” look, myself.
So this winter, I’m ending up wearing a lot of variations on this:
Straight skirt, fitted sweater, knee socks or tights, call it a day. I could add cardigan clips or a scarf or, you know, lipstick or something, if I were feeling fancy, but today I was not.
The details on this particular combination are:
Skirt: Brown wool, thrifted.
Sweater: Short sleeved, dark blue, narrow cables, vintage, thrifted.
Knee socks: Target
Leggings: (not pictured) Old Navy
Belt: Pay Half
Cardigan: Black, Anne Taylor (on super sale last year)
Loafers: Naturalizer, thrifted.
So, it’s mostly thrifted, and I think it looks kind of 1930s. Very sensible, demure, still femme without being fussy.
I hesitate to post an outfit this simple, but I think it demonstrates that vintage style doesn’t have to be bold or expensive. You can pull together a look that makes you feel like Harriet Vane on a casual day at home out of things from the thrift store.