Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

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Fashion Trend: Charm Necklaces

All fall and winter your neck was covered with adorable scarfs or turtlenecks.  Now that it’s springtime, it is time to decorate your neck with a little bling vintage style.  Double strand necklaces are the perfect fashion statement for you neck- especially with a boat-neck style top.  To go purely vintage check out Chanel’s clear crystal sautoir.

Chanel's Vintage Extra Long Clear Crystal Sautoir

Chanel's Vintage Extra Long Clear Crystal Sautoir

While this vintage piece is exquisite some of us may not have the $1,495 dollars to spend.  If that is the case maybe you will like my interpretation of this necklace.  Retailing for a very reasonable $30 dollars.

Jewelry Designer Rosanne Follman's Double Strand Charm Necklace

Jewelry Designer Rosanne Follman's Double Strand Charm Necklace

Vintage Fringe exclusively is selling  jewelry designer Rosanne Follman’s double strand charm necklace. I love the use of soft green mother of pearl shells along with silver charms to create a beautiful vintage inspired, but very fashion forward piece.  The length of this necklace is 24 inches, it is a  copper chai with a toggle clasp.

I would pair this necklace with Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top in Milk (ivory)

Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

I think the mother of pearl green shells with silver would pair perfectly this with boatneck top designed by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  What do you think? What would you pair this necklace with?

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Trendy Tanks from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

I might be jumping the gun a bit to already be blogging about tank tops, but the weather is so beautiful today, I am feeling the need to feature some adorable designer tanks designed by Sweet Pea.  Sweet Pea’s vivid patterns are a signature look at any time of the year but especially spring/summer these bold colors will help any gal stand out- in the best kind of way.

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

This Sleeveless Front Tie Top is adorable and the cut is really flattering on everyone.  I also really love this print- it is a dark navy background.  The neck ties make it fully adjustable and allows you to decide how to adjust the neckline.  As always this top is in Sweet Pea’s trademark mesh-nylon.

This solid blue 4-Tier  Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea is favorite of mine.  While sweet pea mostly designs bold prints, this tank comes in solid blue (rain) or fuschia (cranapple).  I love how the 4-tiered ruffles makes this tank simple but trendy and feminine.  This tank is a perfect to stand alone piece but also looks great paired with a cardigan (see below).

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  And I love the look of Sweet Pea’s Tank with it.  Find great designer tanks from Sweet Pea and other designers  at Vintage Fringe!!

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Laurie B. Short Sleeve Sweaters

Whoever thought sweaters were out for spring was certainly wrong!!!  Short sleeved sweaters are a perfect must have for this time of year.  Especially on those days that seem to be warm, but could easily turn cooler.  This time of year I find is perfect for short sleeved knitwear.

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  I love how this cardigan sweater snaps closed for one kind of look, but can also be worn unsnapped as a cardigan.  The puff sleeves and pocket detail sets this cardigan sweater apart from any of your friends clothing.  Available in Grey or Black this sweater is perfect for layering this spring.

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

This short sleeve sweater with it’s traditional design with a few modern “fringe” details is the perfect sweater for spring.  The front features flared sleeves and a traditional cut, while the back has a unique and subtle double keyhole detail. Laurie B.’s Venice Keyhole sweater looks great for work or play and is available in purple and ivory.

Whether you are going for a spring walk or walking into work, these short sleeve sweaters will keep you just warm enough without looking too wintry.  For these and other knitwear designs perfect for spring, just visit www.vintagefringe.com.

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Sweet Pea Designs by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Sweet Pea's Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Life is sweet for Sweet Pea’s designer and brainchild Stacy Frati.  This Miami based designer launched her first mesh top over 10 years ago because she felt “there was a void in the market for something very beautiful that could just be a day-into-night style blouse.” Few knew then that Staci’s nylon mesh line she titled “Sweet Pea” would become a landmark of feminine vintage-inspired clothing that could “fly by night”.

It is easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Wweet Pea

It's easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Sweet Pea

At Vintage Fringe we love how Sweet Pea designs can be worn not only in the boardroom with a suit but also on the beach with sandals.  Sweet Pea has also crafted its own niche with very feminine and flirty prints and designs that also have that Miami-inspired bohemian vibe as well.  The center of Sweet Pea’s trademark look is the nylon mesh fabric that transcends seasons as well as easily slipping from day to night.  At Vintage Fringe we love Sweet Pea for it’s bold colors and vibrant prints.  Pick your Sweet Pea designs at Vintage Fringe and get in gear for spring.

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

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Ella Moss and Velvet Go Neutral

Nude colors just aren’t for your bras and underwear anymore.  Neutrals, buffs, and nudes are all over the place this spring.  For many of you fair fashionistas a nude color palette may be something you think is not at all flattering for your fair complexion.  So here are a few of my suggestions on how to wear nude and not  get washed out.

Velvet's Freda Gathered Waist Dress in Fog

Instead of matching your new wardrobe with your foundation colors instead look to incorporate subtle neutrals to your wardrobe.  For those especially fair ladies  make sure you pick a neutral hue that doesn’t bring out the yellow undertones in your skin.  A perfect example of this is Velvet’s  Freda Gathered dress in the “fog” color.  This very neutral almost lavender color is great for the fair ladies who can get easily washed out in other colors.  This fog color introduced by Velvet will highlight the pinks in your skin tone.  I also really love how this neutral color with a hint of gray really makes the model’s blue eyes pop.

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

The Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top by Ella Moss

To follow the fashion trend of nudes and neutrals you don’t always have to wear all nude.  This cute nude and white striped shirt by Ella Moss is adorable and allows you to accessorize with bold colors which is oh so perfect for spring.  I love how Ella Moss added a neutral stripe to this puffsleeve front tie top which adds a bit a flair to an already trendy top.  This top also has elastic in the sleeves and the waist which gives you a perfectly tailored look.

These designer looks are sure be strong this spring, and don’t forget at Vintage Fringe you can always shop by color or designer.

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Must Have Fall Cardigan Sweaters and Wraps

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Sweater

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

Cardigans and wraps are all the rage this fall and why shouldn’t they be?  They are the perfect complement over long sleeve tops in the fall and winter and we love to wear them over tanks from spring until fall.  No one designs feminine wraps and cardigans better than Laurie B.  At Vintage Fringe, we love Laurie B. sweaters because they are so flattering and versatile.  Dressed for day or glammed up for night you can always layer in style with her fabulous designs.  Most people think sweaters are only for winter because they are so bulky and unflattering, but Laurie B. is the queen of turning knits into fashionable feminine looks that you can wear early fall through to winter.

One of my favorite sweaters by Laurie B. is the Moonlight Cap Sweater.  This Wrap has a one of a kind cut that makes it different than any wrap you have seen before.  I also love how this sweater is short sleeved, I still pair it with a white long sleeved shirt, but I really enjoy the warmth of a sweater wrap without the weight that sleeves on a sweater can add.

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Another great choice from Laurie B. is the Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater.  This sweater is lightweight and really doesn’t look like a sweater at all.  It’s beautiful gathered detailed V-neck on the front and long length make it a classic one of a kind sweater.  This knit is really so lightweight you could start wearing it now.  These sweaters and other designer sweaters are available at Vintage Fringe.  Hurry and get yours today while supplies last!

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Ella Moss Favorites

Picking just one Ella Moss favorite for us is like picking your favorite pair of shoes.  It’s too hard to name just one!  Lately though, we’ve fallen in love with the Hampton Hoodie from designer Ella Moss.  What is it that makes it a favorite for us?  Well for starters the fabric.  It features that great Supima cotton / Modal mix which makes it ultra soft and luxurious.  We always look for luxurious fabrics when scouring designer clothing, and Ella Moss routinely has such fabulous fabrics.

Ella Moss Hampton Hoodie

Ella Moss Hampton Hoodie

We also love the feminine details or  “fringe” on this top too.  From top to bottom this Ella Moss top is loaded with feminine accents with the contrasting cotton around the collar and the shoulders, the rolled up sleeves complete with the button and cotton loop to hold the rolled up sleeve in place, and of course we can’t forget the gathered sides at the bottom of the top to name a few.

Ella Moss Hampton Hoodie

Ella Moss Hampton Hoodie

All of these details make your basic hoodie into a super hip and feminine top.   We also love this top because it is so versatile.  It is perfect to throw over that short sleeve top or tank during warmer weather and also a great top for fall when things start to cool down.  We wear this top all the time as it is just perfect to throw on with your favorite pair of jeans.  We love this top as shown in Emerald Green.    So many of these lovable details are true for so many Ella Moss dresses and tops.   This is just one of our latest Ella Moss favorites.  What’s yours?

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The Mod Look for Everyone

The Mod look from the 60’s seems to be inspiration on runways everywhere. Sweet Pea is just one of many designers who is turning the classic mod look into a modern style and here at Vintage Fringe we have found many mod patterns and cuts that can be a great addition to any one’s personal style.  After all, new vintage style clothing is what Vintage Fringe is all about.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic

So what do we at vintage fringe recommend to turn your mod on? First we love this Mod Retro Tunic from Sweet Pea. Pair this bold and colorful Rupert patterned tunic with leggings, chunky jewelry, and a darkly lined eye and you’ll capture the look of the modern mod.  If sleeveless isn’t your thing I adore another variation on this fabulous look, at Vintage Fringe we also love Sweet Pea’s Retro Boatneck Dress also in the Rupert pattern.

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

Sweet Pea Retro Boatneck Dress

This dress is a bit longer than the tunic and would look great with high boots, leggings, or even dark colored tights.   Both looks are fun and flirty and will keep you fresh and modern this fall.  To find designer dresses for fall just visit us at Vintage Fringe.

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Fashion Trends: The Long Cardigan a Must Have for Every Wardrobe

1x1 8 Button Cardigan

Splendid 8 Button Cardigan

It’s an undeniable and unexpected fashion trend that has become a must have for every wardrobe…the long cardigan. Today’s cardigans are not the cardigans we used to see on Mr. Rogers or your Grandpa, they are actually the perfect layer for almost every occasion. Some of our favorite summer/fall cardigans have more of a lightweight feel than a jacket and are certainly more versatile. Cardigans can also be paired with so many accessories from scarfs to leggings to skinny jeans.

At Vintage Fringe we have numerous cardigans to choose from. My favorite cardigan is Splendid’s 1×1 8 Button Cardigan. What I love about this cardigan is the waist band at the end of the long cardigan. This added detail flatters every body. I can wear this cardigan anywhere with anything. I actually wear this cardigan every time I fly because it is the perfect fashionable and lightweight layer that can cover some of my midsection flaws and let’s be honest, most of us have a few flaws we would like to cover up.

Splendid Cotton Bamboo Short Sleeve Cardigan

Splendid Cotton Bamboo Cardigan

Another favorite cardigan I also adore is the Cotton Bamboo Short Sleeve Cardigan also by Splendid. What I love about this cardigan is the added seam detail which is so hot this season as well as the flared cut to the short sleeves that actually slims the look of my arms. This cardigan is fun to wear and especially with the pocket detail that only looks cute with a cardigan this length.

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