Vintage or Modern?

It shouldn’t be difficult to tell if this skirt is vintage or modern. After all, if you have been following the past couple of days you know we are looking at some of my vintage items!

Today I am using this skirt specifically at the request of our stylish friend Paula at dettamoda, because she has a passion for bright colours.

Can you guess which one she requested?!

As much as I love this skirt I have only ever worn it one way. Granted, I have worn it that way many times, but I just don’t seem to have a lot of items that will go with it, so this will be a bit of a challenge.

If you have been reading this blog since the Gypsy Trend you will remember seeing this look before. The only variation on this look I have done in the past is using a red cardigan instead of the red jumper/sweater.

So, I guess we should get started and see what I can find in my wardrobe!

The Fringe of Vintage – One of the things I love about this skirt and the reason I bought it is because of the colours and print. The tangerine, red and pink all used together is such a big trend this season. As you know I am in love with orange, have recently discovered the attitude to wear red and am currently having a girlie crush on bright pink…so this skirt was destined to be mine. For this look I have also used a red fitted tank top, a lacy fringe overlay, and a pair of my beloved orange suede pumps.

Accessories for this look include an orange beaded cuff bracelet, tan & brown tribal inspired clutch and my orange double wrap watch. I also have an orange glass bead necklace made by a friend.

To me this look is fresh and carefree. Good for spring and summer and especially for a weekend!

Vintage Office Brights – Even though this look would work for a fun weekend away, the tailored white shirt keeps it crisp enough to wear to work. I like the ruffled treatment on the shirt that runs up the front and widens at the shoulders which gives it a very modern look. The co-stars of this look are the vintage pink, red and orange scarf, the red suede ankle boots and the bright orange tote (which was free as from L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival). I like that the tote is big enough to throw in a cardigan if the office gets chilly. It’s also plenty big enough to fit your lunch for those days you have to stay in the office.

The scarf is actually very pretty and would look just as lovely tied in your hair or wrapped as a headband. Scarves are such a great way to express some individuality and add colour to your looks. If you have a lot of basics in your wardrobe a scarf can update any look and cover any seasonal trend without costing a fortune.

Vintage Winter Brights – Okay, I know this doesn’t look that much different from the first look…but it is winter here and I do have to create a few looks that I can wear now! Even though it may be hard to tell in this pic, underneath is a pale yellow cashmere jumper/sweater by Ralph Lauren that I wear with everything! On top is a felted red jacket, but a cardigan would work too, and a red necklace purchased on the Nile in Egypt. Then to finish it off I used my tried and true big red Guess bag and well-worn red cowboy boots. What can I say, sometimes you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!

Paula, I hope I didn’t disappoint. This one was much harder for me and my brights challenged wardrobe than it would have been for you!

I have to say that I am really looking forward to warmer weather to wear the look with the white sleeveless shirt…but I may get away with adding a red cardigan this winter if I can’t wait until October!

More vintage from my wardrobe tomorrow. See you then!


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17 responses to “Vintage or Modern?

  • rockingcloset

    that’s an amazing skirt

  • Paula Parisotto

    Disappoint me Laura? Not at all! That skirt is more fabulous than I originally thought. A maxi? Lovely!

    I have to say that may favorite look is the Vintage Office Brights. The crisp white blouse paired with the colorful skirt, bright orange bag and hot shoes is delicious. Also love the clutch in the Fringe of Vintage. I posted a similar one today….funny! Thanks for the post Laura! It was a great way to start my day.


    P.S. The frog jump was held over the weekend here in California and our team still holds the world record. 26 years strong! Such a silly “sport” 🙂

    • astimegoesbuy

      I was totally trying to channel you when I put together the Vintage Office Brights look!
      I knew I need a crisp look.
      Funny that was the one you liked best. 🙂

      p.s. Yeah for the cahmps! They should just be given an award as it’s not likely that another frog is going to beat the record after all these years…unless some superbreed is created…and that thought grosses me out!

  • MJ, Nonstepmom

    so jealous of that skirt – LOVE it with the white blouse….

    • astimegoesbuy

      Thanks MJ!
      It is a great skirt and I am looking forward to wearing it with that white shirt once the weather gets warm again.
      Many…many months from now.
      The print is so great and it’s really well made but there is no label so I wonder if it is homemade?

  • bpreethi

    Maroon bag and shoes … so on trend 😀 great post

    • astimegoesbuy

      Well you know if you keep things long enough they comeback in fashion!
      The bag and shoes aren’t old enough to be vintage but may not be far off!
      I have carried the bag so much that I have had to use a red marker to fill in the worn spots!!
      And I still won’t get rid of it. Although the style is not “the look” right now, it too will come back around. 🙂

  • designchickee

    Can I borrow that skirt!! 🙂 I have very little red in my wardrobe (my life as a designer means I usually wear my black designer uniform…lol), but I’m liking this red skirt.
    Great post, Laura.

    • astimegoesbuy

      Olga, what is mine is yours!
      What time would you like to stop by to pick it up? 🙂
      I always get lots of comments when I wear this skirt. The ones to my face are all very nice!
      I have the black look on today but usually like a bit of colour.
      Thanks for reading!

  • introvertedblogger

    Beautiful. I’m really loving the shift dresses all over town at the moment.

    • astimegoesbuy

      Hi Sarah,
      I love a good shift dress too!
      Even have a fair few in the wardrobe although I tend to need to belt them so I don’t feel like I’m wearing a sack…
      But it’s an easy enough fix. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  • ethelthedean

    You look smashing in that skirt. And I seriously dig your ability to mix and match patterns and fabric. Love, love, love!

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