I have so many vintage items that I regularly wear, especially to work, that I am surprised that more women aren’t doing the same. It’s really not hard to work vintage into your work wear. Even if it’s just a piece of jewelry or a fantastic scarf, vintage can certainly add a lot of personality to a look.
With all the ‘classic’ cuts and styles from the 50s and 60s there is sure to be something vintage out there for everyone. As usual, I have selected a few that I would gladly add to my wardrobe and would love to be wearing to work!
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Classic Suit – For work wear were else would we start? Things I like about this suit – the colour, yes, it is blue. But it is a beautiful spring blue. It could be worn with a white, pale blue, hot pink, green or sunny yellow shirt and accessories and look great whichever way you styled it! I also like the classic pencil skirt, a great style for many body-types. The jacket would be too cute on the weekend with a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans, flats and a blue handbag. So two very versatile pieces.
The Swing Dress – Surprised that I have included something with orange in the print? Really? After last week? I like that this dress can be worn appropriately for several different body shapes. Adding a belt will show off your waist if you are a girl with curves. Without the belt is a good look if you are a little heavier in the waist but want to show off your great legs! Gold accessories kept clean for work or big bold orange or wood accessories if your office is a little more relaxed. Because I wear so many short dresses with pants, I am pretty sure I would pair this with a pair of brown corduroy pants and my orange wedges and plenty of big chunky jewelry.
A-Line Skirt – There is no way you could wear this skirt and not smile. No matter that your mother told you “blue and green should never be seen”, this skirt is adorable and should be seen everywhere! You could keep it clean and sharp by wearing it with a white shirt or I think it would be great with a yellow shirt to add some real spring into your step!
The Blazer – This blazer is pretty classic in its style and cut but the colour makes it modern and fresh. It would look great worn with the A-Line skirt or pretty well anything else. I kind of imagine it with a long flowing pleated skirt in either robins egg blue or the palest pink for a very feminine look. I like mixing structure and flowing. You know me, contradiction everywhere!
Just keep it fun!
- What to Wear to Work (fabsugar.com)
- Work Wear for Spring: One Capsule, Many Outfits (youlookfab.com)
- How To Wear The Floral Trend To Work Without Looking Like A Flower Child (shefinds.com)
- The Last Tangerine Tango – Vintage (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)