Fall 2017 Fashion Trend Update: Vintage Plaid Is Back!

Well, it’s officially been fall for over a month already and this week it actually feels like it. There’s finally crisp morning air, changing leaves and golden sunsets. And I’m loving it. It’s time to layer up and head outside with a blanket scarf and a statement trench coat. This season’s fashion trends have incorporated several vintage elements that can make any outfit stand out as unique and stylish. The Fall trend we are loving the most right now:

1970s Vintage Plaid

 

 

According to the streets of New York City and our favorite online fashion experts at Elle, Harpers Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, vintage plaid is a huge fashion trend this season. Not lumberjack flannel plaid, or 90’s grunge plaid, but the plaid of the 70’s. Plaid is showing up everywhere in blazers, coats, pants and evening gowns in muted neutrals to bright and colorful plaids. Here are a couple examples of some true 1970s vintage to inspire you:

 

Vintage 70’s Marimekko Purple And Brown Plaid Maxi Gown

 

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Marimekko designs started to gain popularity in the 1960s and by the 1970s they had made fashion history. This bold 70’s vintage brown, purple and white plaid dress captures their unique style. Have an event that you need a one-of-a-kind gown for? Try plaid!

Vintage 70’s Malcolm Starr Black and Silver Plaid Gown

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This 70’s vintage Malcolm Starr plaid black and silver dress definitely makes a statement and is sure to make anyone’s waist look tiny. I love this 6″ wide black waistband!

Vintage 70’s Marimekko Plaid Jumpsuit

 

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This Marimekko Suomi Finland Pant Suit in brown, rust and tan plaid is anything but boring. Vuokko Nurmesniemi was a principal designer for Marimekko, and is known for bold color and shape combinations creating whimsical looks. How fun (and incredibly comfortable) would this be to work into your wardrobe?

 

Vintage Sybil Connolly Black And White Plaid Coat And Skirt

 

 

 

Sybil Connolly was a fashion icon of the 60’s and 70’s. She was a favorite designer of First Lady Jackie Kennedy  and this wool, black and white plaid suit highlights her amazing style. Don’t you just love these huge pockets and the kick pleat in the skirt?

 

Click photo for more details on this Vintage Weatherbee Linen Plaid Coat

So, what do you think? Do you like the plaid trend this season? Are you considering giving it a try? Or have you been wearing it already? Leave us a comment to let us know. Thanks!

How to Accessorize a Vintage 1940s Dress

Midcentury Vintage Outfit

Vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940s and 50s is incredibly popular at the moment, ( well has been FOREVER!)  not least because the clothes and accessories from this era were so beautifully stylish.  If you’re only just starting to wear vintage (or even if you’re not) we know it can be tricky to know how to put together a vintage outfit so we thought we’d share our outfit ideas. This is how we would accessorize this gorgeous vintage 1940s dress. How would you wear it?

So embrace your inner lady-ness and get yourself a beautiful mid-century gown and some pretty and glamorous accessories. Both pearls and colourful rhinestones were very popular and really finish an outfit off.

Does the bag HAVE to match? We say ” No!”. It will stand out and shine if it is a contrasting color or style.

A lady never went out with out a little fur stole, or a faux one if you prefer.

Don’t forget to add a pair of little white gloves too!

All these items are genuine vintage and available in our store.  Clockwise from top left: