When I first started thinking about classic fashion and what it meant, I wrote this post on the difference between classic fashion and vintage style. It’s a good read and I think it really conveys what I believe about dressing for one’s self and how you don’t have to dress in a vintage style to be a glamorous housewife. This is simply how I personally like to dress, but my advice can be distilled to other classic styles as well, hence why I then decided on breaking up classic style into 6 different components: Simple, Modern, Vintage, Preppy, Glamorous, and Bohemian.
Like the other five categories, classic vintage is often just about how you accessorize classic items. For example in the picture above, Solanah is wearing classic sweater dress that is essentially timeless. She paired it with what I am guessing is a vintage leopard print coat, beret, and shoes. The handbag might also be vintage, and if not it is decidedly retro in style. The more modern looking belt keeps her from looking too costumey. This exact same dress could be worn with a pair of ankle boots and a modern cut jacket and it would then be put in the classic modern category. Add penny loafers and a trench coat with a striped scarf and you have classic preppy. The look isn’t necessarily in the clothing, but how it is styled that places the outfit in a certain category.
Other times an ensemble is classic vintage simply because the woman wearing it looks like they stepped out of a vintage magazine! In the above outfit I am guessing pretty much everything from head to toe is vintage, with the possible exception of the tights. Though I tend to shy away from this head to toe vintage look, I admire the women who are dedicated to their personal style and dress how they feel prettiest.
Because classic vintage is my forte, I have quite a long list of things I am looking at purchasing for the fall. You can see them all below.
Classic Vintage Outfits
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