Vintage-inspired looks for summer
As much as we love being fashion forward, it’s also fun to delve into the past where style is concerned. This summer, we suggest adding a vintage vibe to your look. Summer is the perfect time to mix things up, so add a few of these breezy, vintage-inspired picks to your hot weather wardrobe.
Flirty & floral
Start your summer off on the right (fashionable) foot with this cute floral vintage-inspired dress (dorothyperkins.com, $45). The pale blue frock features cap sleeves and a breezy summer vibe we can’t get enough of. Pair with strappy sandals for day or wedge heels for evening and add a small clutch in a bold hue (we suggest red) to complete the look.
Add some edge to your more feminine summer looks with this washed out denim vest perfect for tossing on over a floral frock (topshop.com, $70). If you’re not wearing it over a dress, add a vintage twist to any other outfit. Toss it on over a fitted T-shirt tucked into tailored trousers or wear with a maxi skirt and tank top – the possibilities are endless.
Summer nights can get chilly. Stay warm in style with this pretty vintage-inspired beaded cardigan in an eye-catching orangey-pink (anthropolgie.com, $128). Wear over neutral-hued dresses and T-shirts whenever you catch a chill.
Give your cut-offs a break and trade simple sundresses for this cute pair of high-rise pleat-front shorts with a decidedly retro feel (urbanoutfitters.com, $39). Tuck in your favorite T-shirt or tank top (opt for a bold hue) and add a pair of platform sandals for a cool, casually chic summertime look.
Adding some vintage charm to your look this summer will be a snap with this delicate minty-hued chiffon blouse with pretty ruffles at the neck (shopruche.com, $35). We love the elasticized waist for a flattering silhouette and the pastel hue is perfectly on-trend for the season.
We took instant notice of this pair of vintage-inspired T-strap Seychelles sandals in a summer-ready shade of coral (modcloth.com, $100). The peep toe and stacked heel give them some sophistication, while the bold hue makes them fun to wear. Pair with a belted dress, beaded clutch and some statement earrings to create a perfectly chic summer look.
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