Double fist the popscicle and the PBR this Summer with a convenient-yet-stylish statchel with a long strap to wear cross-body and leave your hands free for the more important things in life. We love the vintage ones (or vintage-inspired ones) because they're a tried-and-true classic. Both of these are roomy enough for all you essentials and have great classic styling with the top hangle, flap with turn lock closure and more. I am partial to the weathered vintage leather of the Coach, but the Urban Outfitters pick is great for all the vegan ladies out there!
The maxi dress is one of the hottest trends this season. And why not? It's a dash of glamour, a dash of boho and lots of fun. We love traipsing around town in our favorite vintage maxi paired with our tallest wedges or flattest sandals. We get to wear a girly dress without worrying about flyaway skirts or peeping toms when you're going up the stairs in the subway station!
Gaby Basora, the designer behind Tucker, is just cool. She loves vintage, rides around in her bicycle, and designs really feminine and easy going clothes with fabulous prints (I'm coveting the skirt with birds all over it). So I rather save up for the real Tucker collection, and buy vintage alternatives to the Target one.
Here are some vintage pieces similar to some from the collection, from Market Publique seller Pretty Racoon. Enjoy!
There were many vintage-inspired gowns at the Met Gala this year, and we loved the return of old Hollywood style to the red carpet, especially for such an extravagant event as the Costume Institute's Ball.
Here are some of said vintage-inspired pieces, along with truly vintage counterpieces that are easy to incorporate in to your life, for either a summer wedding, cocktail party or other fancy events you may attend this year.
Zac Posen went all out with the tulle in this powder blue confection worn byTKTKTK, while so much tulle is a little too much for more down-to-earth parties, we love the blue hue & frothy goodness. This 60s vintage dress takes the volume down a notch and adds the glamourous trains from Christina Hendrick's L'Wren Scott Dress.
We loved Diane Kruger's clean and lithe look in this white long sleeved Calvin Klein gown. While not everyone has Kruger's perfect physique, this vintage gown from Erstwhile Style will give you a similar look with a more forgiving cut: the v-neckline slims you down draws attention to your face, the gathering at the front makes the look glamorous and hides any curves around the tummy, and well, who doesn't like a sprinkling of clear rhinestones? If you think of it, this vintage version is kind of a cross between the Calvin Klein, and Marion Cotillard's Dior.
This look is easier to wear than most, as you can go to a cocktail party or just out for drinks in a short lace dress. We like the versatility of the light colors, like Carey's lavender or Dusty Rose's cream versions. Just add the dark hose for night, or swap it out with pastel peeptoes and a cute vintage hat for a solution on what to wear to your friend's shower.
Why not sip bubbly in a matching hue? We love the effervescence tutu-inspired tulle dresses like Anne Hatahaways Valentino. Make it more playful in a mini length with Artifaktori's vintage version and twirl, twirl, twirl at your next soirée.
We adore the 40s silhouettes, and the black gown Iman donned on the red carpet is no exception. Emulate her look in this 40s gown from Jen Fitch Style, and make it more playful in pink with a leaf print and cobalt blue sash.
Jennifer Lopez looked straight out of a fairy tale book in this crystal encrusted icy blue gown by Zuhair Murad. We loved the icy blue, which is an unexpected change from white or champagne. Follow her cue with a toned-down version with this prom dress from the 50s, perfect for a summer wedding in the late afternoon.
Strong shoulders are undeniably a big trend this season, and for good reason: they make you look polished, update your silhouette and make your waist and hips look tiny in comparison. Plus, every once in a while, we all can use a little armor and padding.
We've gone straight to the source with some vintage 80s styles so you can wear the trend without investing a lot. Here's how we went from runway to reality:
There's nothing I like more than a good deal. So today, while I was browsing Chickdowntown.com to see if I could spend some store credit* I have, I ran into their vintage collection. They have some nice items, but they are terribly expensive, so I dug through Market Publique to find some similar alternatives at more reasonable prices.