Vintage and Thrift Stores are often a hidden paradise of fashion potential. Our Vintage Fashion Expert Maddie guides our expeditions into the fashion past... and future!
The 50's Are Back in Style!
Let us take a trip back to a time when life was (supposedly) much
more simple. Mom stayed home to vacuum in pearls and have meat loaf piping
hot on the table when Dad came home. Teens danced to jukebox tunes in the
local ice cream parlor and the American cultural landscape was mostly about
promoting good clean fun. Such were the times that inspired "Happy Days" and
"Grease." The 50's. And although we would never trade the civil rights to
return to them we can still revel in them through our wardrobes.
I grieve that these have not quite had the staying power that other 50's
relics have. Aren't they just cute! And wouldn't they look adorable with a
pair of capris and a baby tee?
Cat's Eye Glasses...
If you have the appropriate face shape to wear them (usually those with
longer, oval faces), they are so chic. Try dark monotones or tortoise shell
frames for a more serious and sleek look. Colors can give you a fun, funky
This is definitely Cali (definition = California for those who are not
fortunate enough to live in here!) style! This is probably more of a summer
thing so you may wish to incorporate this into your wardrobe before we lose
those lovely rays. See your local Pacific Sunwear or Body Glove.
This is one item that will certainly run you a pretty penny. But they are
definitely worth the cost if you value your place of learning so much since
they are durable enough to be passed down to the grandkids. For those in the
Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas Aaardvarks (in San Francisco on
Haight Street, and in Los Angeles on Melrose, in Pasadena and Manhattan
Beach) might carry some letterman jackets quite inexpensive.
For the poetic rebel or just the girl who wishes to look classic cool make
black your fashion motif. To pull off the this look it is imperative that
you dress completely in black. Use simple, basic pieces, and especially make
it a point to try a turtleneck.
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