Outfit: A Touch of Retro

striped dress outfit

I love vintage style, and while I used to really enjoy wearing vintage inspired clothes all the time, I now lean a little more towards clean and modern outfits. My heart still loves retro looks, but for my lifestyle and personality, I think simple is better. I still have pieces in my wardrobe that I used to wear in more full on retro ways, and it’s been a fun challenge to try and style them to be a little more on trend. This dress is an example of one I bought while on my vintage kick. It came from ModCloth, and I love the neutral colors and of course the stripes. Striped pieces are a great way to add something classic to an outfit while still keeping it fresh. To keep this dress from being too cutesy, I added some more elegant accessories. Minimal gold jewelry and sandals with a nice wide ankle strap bring some great lines to the look, and the addition of a jean jacket makes it a little more tomboy which I love. I added a touch of fuchsia lipstick to finish off the look. It nods to the past, but feels very modern.

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cream flowers izzie soda striped outfit vintage inspired dress IMG_2295Outfit details:

Dress: ModCloth

Jacket: ThredUp

Sandals: Target, old

Necklace: Madewell

Earrings: Anthropologie

Lipstick: Too Faced Fuchsia Shock

We had such a great time shooting these photos! I wanted to find a new location with some nice floral bushes, and we stumbled across a perfect spot. Ordinarily I don’t do outfit photos with my hair in a pony tail, but I’m not sure why! Since I’m growing it out and it’s summer, I’ve pretty much been living in them, so we’re keeping it real today! It was super hot outside, but some Izzie sodas helped us in the heat. 😀 Have you guys tried these? Sodas are my weakness when it comes to health, so I love having an alternative without all the bad-for-you stuff. After we wrapped up shooting, I made a quick Target run, and came home with way too many things I don’t need…and toothpaste. Please tell me this happens to you guys too. 😉

Have you had to learn how to style older pieces as your personal style evolved? I’d love to hear!

8 thoughts on “Outfit: A Touch of Retro

  1. I LOVE that dress! It is so pretty and flattering on you. I love how you styled the dress with the denim jacket. I love pairing Denim jackets with dresses. It can make it a little more casual and like you said, a little less “cutesy”. Adorable. And you make the ponytail look great!

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