Winter Must Have: Elan Sweaters

As the colder temperatures settle in, it’s time spruce up your Sweater wardrobe and today we wanted to talk about one of our latest must have pieces for your closet this season – Elan Sweaters.  We recently started carrying this line at Vintage Fringe and their sweaters are probably one of Elan’s most well known staples.  Personally, what I love about these sweaters are their distinctive style.  These sweaters are not the classic cable knit v neck sweater or cardigans that you see in many of the retail chain stores.  Rather the Elan Sweaters we carry at Vintage Fringe have been chosen by our buyers because of their distinctive styles.

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater

Consider the Elan Butterfly Turtleneck Sweater.  This sweater utilizes a stylish oversized turtleneck at the top and then the dolman sleeve which is so popular this season.  In addition, the sweater also features a loose fit at the waist that actually flares.  In fact the center of the sweater is actually shorter than the sides.  These two components warranted the Butterfly description. There is also the contrasting ribbed textured knit down the center which is also a great modern way to mix it up with the style of this sweater.  For all of these reasons it really is a statement sweater, but best of all it can be dressed up or down.  My favorite look is with skinny jeans and high boots to really create that modern edgy look. It’s available in Ash Grey a light shade of grey so it pairs well with both whites and blacks for layering. The sweater knit is acrylic and definitely keeps you warm, but not at the expense of looking fashionable.

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater

Next with a different style all together, the Elan Striped Hoodie Sweater captures more of a vintage style blended with modern fashion trends like the hoodie and the wide stripes.  This sweater features contrasting wide stripes in ash grey and creme.  A long tunic length sweater this sweater also looks stunning with boots my favorite are tall suede grey boots for a dressy look or even with Uggs for a more casual look.  As for the great details, this sweater has a pin closure in front which is actually a large pin that is covered with matching grey yarn.  Of course we have to mention the hoodie which also gives this sweater more of a retro look.  In short, this sweater is another great statement sweater for your closet that you won’t find everywhere.

As you can see both of these sweaters are great fashion statement pieces, and best of all they won’t break the bank with reasonable pricing for sweaters both currently on sale for under $75.  Finding distinctive sweaters can often be a frustrating task as you can find yourself drowning in a sea of v necks and cardigans.  At Vintage Fringe we try to find pieces that you are not going to find everywhere else and our goal is always to help you find statement pieces for your wardrobe.

 

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Tulle Jackets – Essential Vintage Style

This season Tulle Jackets are a must have for new jacket additions to your Vintage Style wardrobe.  For those of you who are just learning about Tulle and their amazing vintage inspired new jackets, Tulle’s goal is to design vintage inspired modern clothing. They initially began as a line focused on Outerwear, but are currently also designing adorable dresses, cardigans, tops, skirts and accessories. Since this is the peak of jacket season, we wanted to focus on some of our favorite Tulle Jackets and how they can be a great addition to your vintage style wardrobe.

Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle

Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle

The Tulle Tie Waist Coat with Ruffle is the perfect example of an adorable vintage inspired jacket with ruffle detail down the center and accenting the pockets on this collared jacket.  I am a big fan of the stylish Deep Emerald Green color as well.  The jacket also looks stylish and cute with the tie around the waist.  The embellishments like the ruffles, the large buttons, the pockets and the tie waist make this a great vintage inspired statement coat for your closet this season.   Tulle Jackets are fashion jackets and not going to be the best thing for your ski vacation, but are perfect for those chilly days.  I love to wear this jacket with boots and a pencil skirt giving it that modern vintage edge.

Tulle Funnel Collar Coat

Next is the Tulle Funnel Collar Coat.  This jacket features a wide oversized collar accented with buttons and snaps to hold it in place.  The jacket features oversized buttons which add a stylish detail to the collar, sleeves and center of the jacket.  Also adding to the vintage feel is the faux belt in back secured by two more large buttons for contrast.  This jacket is also a bit longer which pulls in more of the vintage style.  That length is also so great to pair with boots and skinny jeans or leggings.  My favorite part is the teal blue color.  It is not your everyday coat color and is sure to stand out in a good way. The fabric on the coat also features a textured weave which gives it added depth and adds to the vintage style.

 

Tulle Leopard Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat

Tulle Leopard Long Sleeve Faux Fur Coat

Finally, what is more vintage than a cropped faux fur jacket?  The Leopard Long Sleeve Coat features a gorgeous and soft faux fur leopard print fabric in a cropped button-up almost blazer style jacket.  This jacket features big black beaded buttons in front and a well done faux fur animal print.  Sometimes faux fur doesn’t turn out well and looks cheap and very obviously faux fur.  This is well done and looks stylish and classic as much as any leopard print can be classic.  Our stylists love to style this jacket with tall black boots to give it that modern edgy look that works so well with any sort of leopard print pattern.  A true statement piece, this jacket is a must have to round out your vintage style wardrobe.

As you can see there are a variety of stylish looks that utilize great vintage style trends from fabrics to collars and it is so wonderful to find them in jackets which really are such an essential part of your vintage style wardrobe.  Most importantly vintage style jackets can be such a fun way to add vintage style to any outfit.  Tulle Jackets are a great way to do that and the three jackets highlighted in this post today are really just a sample of what makes Tulle jackets such great vintage style pieces.  These jackets are just a few examples of our favorite vintage style coats this season.  What are some of yours?

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