With so many fanciful gowns from various centuries lingering in my closet, 20th century items just feel like normal clothes now.
Which is great!
Sure, I wear my share of skinny jeans, Target t-shirts, and hoodies, but when I want to look “put together,” I always go for something vintage inspired, and usually separates at that.
It’s so easy to throw a quick outfit together with those few key pieces. One of my key pieces is a 1930s navy blue wool gabardine skirt. It transitions between seasons perfectly, and despite people thinking I look like a granny, I feel elegant wearing it.
This past weekend it rained and was chilly, so I paired the 1930s skirt with knit tights, leather oxfords, wool beret, and a new ’30s style sweater, belted at the waist. The sweater is actually from the ’70s, another time when an interest in early 20th century fashion was popular. Despite the sweater being 100% “PolyAcryl” (we don’t even use that term today!), it’s comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and definitely looks the part.
|1970s-does-30s sweater detail. That collar! Sweater was from KatadrianVintage on Etsy.|
I call this my “Bonnie” outfit. I just need the pistol to complete the look. 🙂