As I’m cruising the “www” for information about the Gypsy Look to share with you all, it dawns on me how this look came about. Now most of the time (yes Fashion Mister – husband, I said “MOST”), I’m kind of clever…BUT…once in a while, the grey-matter misfires and I prove that I’m not the brightest bulb in the pack.
Back to the Gypsy Look. You are leading a nomadic life. Travelling around a vast area. Possibly exposed to any number of different cultures and climates. Food is probably a bigger priority than fashion (my how times have changed!). So, you are going to take what you can get, repurpose whatever you can, make what you need and be concerned about function. That would pretty well explain the eclectic look of the gypsy.
In the spirit of repurposing and reusing, I have collected a few vintage items from the internet that would work well with the Gypsy Look. And I have thrown in one handbag from some new fashion friends that make lust worthy bags.
80s redone as Gypsy – This shirt is soooo obviously one of those shocking 80’s shirts we owned but hope there are no photos to prove it. BUT, it works really well for the current trend to both brights and colourful prints. Put this with a braided leather belt, the pretty lace tiered skirt in the previous photo, some statement jewellery and you are so current your friends will be asking for fashion advice! And if you don’t have one of these shirts lingering in the back of the wardrobe, visit any vintage or second-hand store and you will find one, CHEAP!
Gypsy Jewels – Gold, chunky, semi-precious stones, these are the pieces that finish off a great gypsy inspired look. Nothing should be matchy-matchy and the more bangles the better! I also see this look as a great opportunity to wear those insanely large earrings that could be confused with wind-chimes.
Gypsy Tiers – How great is this skirt from City Gypsy – Gypsy Caravan! I love the fact that this skirt has so many different patterns and colours in it. If you were really brave you could find a printed off the shoulder blouse to go with it or just keep it simple and go with something solid on top, like this lovely yellow one.
If you added this great braided leather belt found on Etsy the look would be just about complete. There are heaps of braided belts ranging in price from $10 to $30 that would be a great addition.
And finally – the
Vintage – but gypsy worthy bag from our friends at Pierotucci. Isn’t it gorgeous!
- Free-Spirited – Gypsy Look (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)
- Gypsy Love…Day 239 (shoppinginmyowncloset.com)
- Front Row: The Gypsy Look Rejoins the Fashion Caravan (nytimes.com)
- Fashion Fortune Telling – Gypsy Look (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)