Thursday, 21 January 2016

Facing The fashion Future By Embracing The Past With Oxfam




Cold weather can be a bit of a challenge if you are a lover of vintage inspired looks. Swing dresses, cute cardigans and circle skirts all seem to lend themselves to spring and summertime but as this outfit shows, its incredibly easy to put together a real cool winter look with even the brightest of frocks.


 Having once almost lived in fifties inspired clothes I now prefer my style to be  a mix of current styles with a nod to past eras but I do still have days when I want to embrace my inner fifties vixen. 
Vintage inspired? Sure but with a very modern sensibility
I'm showcasing this look as part of my entry to be the face of Oxfam's online shop. I've shopped at Oxfam all my life, losing hours in the book section, falling in love with bags, frocks and furniture. Adoring that they all come with a past and are ready for me to take into the future.



the only thing for it when the weather is this awful is add lashings of red lipstick





I absolutely love the shapes and patterns of the 1950's and finding thrifted pieces at Oxfam can really help you pull looks together that are unique and ethically conscious. 
Dressing with a specific decade in mind doesn't have to mean looking like you are attending a reenactment event.  Its all about pulling the past and present together to create stylish, beautiful looks. Not only can you bask in the knowledge that your look will be completely unique but also feel rather good that you  arent adding to the landfills and are helping those most in need. A beautiful combination of style, charity and vintage-not unlike Oxfam.




   


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8 comments:

  1. I'm with you on the mixing up eras to create a modern look with a vintage feel. However much I love wearing a vintage style dress, sometimes adding a new line or a modern twist breaths so much life into an outfit.

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  2. Love the mix of eras ... It's something I'm trying to do with my own wardrobe more but it always seems to go a little bit squiffy on me!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

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  3. I'm already a massive fan of the vintage with a twist - I tend to ramp up the kawaii/cutesy or kitchness but you've inspired me to try something more mature than my standard 'toddler chic' and look for a leather style jacket... Or maybe denim?! I've never owned either!? ��

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  4. I'm already a massive fan of the vintage with a twist - I tend to ramp up the kawaii/cutesy or kitchness but you've inspired me to try something more mature than my standard 'toddler chic' and look for a leather style jacket... Or maybe denim?! I've never owned either!? ��

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  5. I'm not a vintage type of girl, but I can honestly appreciate it and you wear it very well. I do love the mix of the old and new styles coming together. If I ever was to wear vintage outfits, it would have to have a current stance to it also. But you have given me ideas if I ever needed to go to a vintage party. I just wish I could wear red lipstick as well as you do. 😘

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  6. I wear my biker boots with almost all my dresses. It just gives that harder edge as I can't bear being too girly because it makes me feel silly. This is a great outfit, and those boots are to die for!

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  7. You super babe. I've never met a polka dot I didn't like, and red Minnie Mouse ones are my absolute fave. xx
    Just Me Leah

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  8. Love it! My fave Dolly and Dotty outfit too :) and I can wear it in the shop (I made hub buy me one so I can call it 'uniform') xxx

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