Fall is here in full swing, with winter biting at it's heels...
For a vintage fashion lover, having four seasons as we do in New England, is an absolute delight! Yes, you have to re~arrange your closet every few months...Yes, you have to always be prepared to wear a fur coat to a late September wedding because there could be snow, or at the very least a very cool sea breeze at that outside ceremony that leaves you wishing you had grabbed that wonderful old vintage flask you found at the antique store for just such an occasion...
You may, when you learn that the fabulous party you were supposed to attend has been canceled due to a "Nor Easter" find yourself harboring feelings of jealousy toward all those sunny California vintage gals who get to wear playsuits and swimsuits and pretty summer dresses and sandals all year~~who never have to worry about freezing to death or ruining their vintage 1940s suede shoes in the snow, or having a party canceled due to beautiful white fluffy stuff that just can't wait another day to drop in for a visit...
But those moments are few and far between, because we, dear New England vintage gals, have officially entered
VINTAGE SWEATER SEASON!!
Aside from my Mom's friend Marie, who came to a mid~August dinner party in a fluffy angora sleeveless turtleneck sweater which prompted me to ask "How can you stand to be wearing that in this heat?" and who nonchalantly replied "Oh, I'm dying, but I look good, don't I?" ~~I really don't think there are many ladies who would choose to wear a sweater when the weather is sweltering...
Which is why, when Fall rolls around, so do the vintage sweaters!
One of the biggest complaints I hear from girlfriends is that vintage sweaters make you look like a "little old lady", that they look "dated".
While I admit this CAN be true, it doesn't HAVE to be...
For the simple reason:
IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU WEAR IT!
(Photo courtesy of Jenesaisquoi via Chictopia)
(Photo courtesy of SNOOD)
(Photo courtesy of Raden Prisya)
(Photo courtesy of Lady Melbourne via Chictopia)
Now, I'm sure you will agree, there is nothing "Old Lady~ish" or "Dated" about these fashionable ladies
and their take on how to wear a vintage sweater.
Here is one of my favorite vintage sweaters and how I wore it last week:
- Aston hand knitted lambswool & angora vintage cardigan
- Pink wool~blend Gap skirt
- Black & fuchsia wide~seamed hosiery
- Black suede ankle strap platform heels Nine West
- Hot pink vintage lucite bangle
- Antique black onyx & silver cocktail ring
- My favorite vintage black fur coat
Now use your imagination, have some fun with your wardrobe and create your own unique way to wear your grandmother's sweater!
xx ~ Michelle