How to Work Vintage Into Your Wardrobe

There are so many benefits to wearing vintage (quality, cost, style: I could easily go on…) but sometimes it’s difficult to take the plunge into wearing vintage without feeling that you need to somehow re-style yourself.

So, how do you slip some vintage into your outfits without having to buy a whole new wardrobe? The trick is to invest in some key statement pieces which are classy and fabulous and can be worn with pretty much anything. Here are some of my suggestions:

Vintage Coats

Invest in a classic vintage coat and you’ll never be out of style. A beautiful coat can look great paired with jeans, a smart workwear outfit, or a party dress – talk about versatile! Take this 1920s coat for example, it has everything going for it: it’s stylish, unusual, beautiful quality and oh so versatile. I’ve paired it with Dream Commute True Pants and Little Bunny Shoe Shoe Flat in Black but you could just as easily wear it over a cocktail dress. Take a look at more vintage coats here.

1920s coat outfit

Vintage Jewelry

Accessories can really make an outfit ‘pop’ and adding a beautiful vintage necklace like this string of 1920s amber beads can really enhance your whole ensemble. If you invest in a piece of vintage estate jewellery you’ll be getting a lot more for your money than you would if you were buying the items brand new, and you’ll also be buying yourself a unique little piece of history. Think of the parties that a 1920s necklace has seen, and you get to carry on that tradition! I’ve paired these 1920s amber beads with the fabulously modern Heel or No Heel red shoes and a classic LBD: the All That and Noir Dress. Shop fine vintage estate jewelry here.

Vintage amber

 

Vintage Purses

This outfit (below) would be lovely just with the shoes and dress, but adding a really beautiful lucite handbag upgrades the whole look. It’s like having a one-off designer purse but without a couture price tag! The dress is the All Neutral Dress with a pair of Definitive Drama Heel in Brown and accessorized with this rare lucite 1950s purse. Take a look at more vintage purses here.

brown vintage outfit

 

Fur Wraps and Stoles

A vintage fur wrap like this one adds some instant glamor to any outfit, and can be worn with anything from a day-to-day outfit like this Design Lesson Dress and Keen Dream Heel, to a full evening gown. Take a look at more vintage fur wraps here.

vintage dress

So, take the plunge and invest in a beautiful piece of vintage clothing today!

 

Giveaway: 1940s Vintage Pearl Necklace

Together with vintage blogger Mary from We Heart Vintage I’m giving away this beautiful 1940s pearl necklace. Isn’t it fabulous?

Vintage pearl necklace

The necklace is a beautiful warm ivory (or ‘candlelight’) color and has a gold washed sterling silver clasp. If you’d like a chance to win this necklace pop over to the competition page to take part. The competition closes on Tuesday 6th May 2014 so don’t delay! 

If you love pearl jewelry as much as I do you might like to take a look at the rest of our vintage pearl collection. One of my personal favorites is this 1960s pearl and jade owl brooch – isn’t he a hoot?

Vintage Owl Brooch Faux Jade Pearl Eyes 1960s

Vintage Collectibles: Sarah Coventry Jewelry

Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry is pretty and affordable jewelry which was sold at home jewelry parties during the 1950s and 60s. It was most popular during those decades but continued trading until the early 1980s.

Sarah Coventry jewelry was owned by The Emmons company and named after Lyman Stuart’s granddaughter. They didn’t manufacture jewelry themselves but contracted manufacturers to provide designs they felt would appeal to their customers.

Jewelry was often sold in matching sets, for example matching necklace, bracelet and earrings. These sets are harder to find than the individual pieces but are more collectible, and happily we have lots of their beautiful jewelry sets.

How to Identify Vintage Sarah Coventry Jewelry:

Sarah Coventry vintage jewelry can be identified via various different symbols which were stamped on the back of the jewelry or on metal hangtags. The symbols include:

  • ©SARAH
  • SAC
  • Sarah Cov
  • ©COVENTRY
  • ©SARAHCOV

We have a wide range of vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry on our eBay store and you can see some of my favourites here. Just click on any item for more information.

 

Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Sarah Coventry Rare Twilight Time Capri Blue Necklace, 1960s
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry Feather Fantasy Brooch Earrings Silver Pearls
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry Coral Rose Bracelet and Earrings set, 1960s
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Signed Sarah Coventry Madmoiselle Bracelet and Earring set, 1959
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry Sabrina Fair Bracelet, Earrings and Ring set
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Signed Vintage Sarah Coventry Golden Rain Bracelet, Earrings and Cufflinks set
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Signed Sarah Coventry Vintage Book Piece Light n Bright 1969 Daisy Brooch
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry 1962 Blue Hawaii Bracelet Silvertone
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Signed Sarah Coventry Vintage Harvest Time Brooch Earrings Book Piece 1960s
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry Woodland Flight Silver Tone Deer Brooch and Earrings Set 1958
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry Tropicana ANGEL FISH Purple Watermelon Rhinestone
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Sarah Coventry necklaces and pendants
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Signed Jewelry Sarah Coventry Brooch Ears Blue Lagoon 1960s
Vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry
Vintage Signed Brooch Remembrance SARAH COVENTRY Book Piece

 

 See our wide range of vintage Sarah Coventry jewelry here