Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Year for Vintage Cheer


Today is the last day of the year. 2011 is virtually O-V-E-R. You may have plans to spend the night out with your girlfriends or the ole ball and chain. My plan is to do both (wish me luck). Regardless, we all want to be fabulous. You don't have to sacrifice your money saving resolution or your new and improved fashion ideas. If you are still searching for an awesome look, go vintage!
Here are some New Years Eve looks to don tonight that are sure to make you the belle of the ball.

The typical New Years staple. It wouldn't be the overrated party season if sequins were not on your radar. I can't live without this style throughout the year so of course it's one of my many options for tonight. It should be one of yours too. Try a vintage flapper dress with sequins or a simple vintage style sequin top to trigger some shimmer.

Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Derek Lam; Spring 2009

Thinking of vintage triggers images of black and white photographs and times when gray areas were a positive thing. Consider a classic look for your night out with a black and white style. Think of it as starting the year with a clean (black and white) slate. Instead of adding a pop of color consider keeping your look as classic as possible. Enter 2012 with simplicity and with fashion faux pas you may regret by the end of the year.

You want to show off tonight, I know you do. So what better way to do so than to style yourself in shine tonight. Maybe a metallic colored dress is a little bold for you. Instead, try a vintage clutch or handbag covered in a metallic hue.

Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, and Derek Lam; Fall 2009

Whiting and Davis Vintage Metallic Evening Clutch

Whether you chose a vintage little black dress or opt for a sexy all black ensemble, you can never go wrong. If you have a evening with your guy planned, consider a vintage wool skirt and a vintage blouse with a plunging neckline. Add touches of sequin or metallic as described above to send the world a bold statement as you embark on a new year. Since every vintage diva should have a LBD in her closet, this look is simple. Mix old and new for a more fabulous style.

Audrey Hepburn
Black Cat Vintage Fashion Show

Now hurry on out to your nearest vintage shop to scour the racks for looks similar to these!
Comment below to let me know what look you were styled in to bring in the new year.

Elan <3

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