Vintage Inspired Clothing

Vintage has become such a popular word in fashion trends that you see it used in a variety of different capacities as you shop.  You often see it referring to true vintage clothing referring to gently used clothing or an old piece that has been hanging in your closet since the 70s.  Many designers and stores or boutiques tend to use vintage style clothing or vintage inspired clothing referring to new clothing with vintage elements in the design.  As an example, you may see a new modern twist on a patterned retro a line mini dress that you might have seen worn in the 70s.  Similarly, you may see new bohemian style pieces frequently referred to as vintage inspired. Taking those vintage elements and incorporating them into new, modern style clothes is what the vintage inspired terminology references.

We love the look of vintage inspired clothes and the frequently frilly, feminine elements that have made a comeback into so many modern styles and pieces.  Here are a few examples of great vintage inspired pieces that are all brand new.

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank – What is more vintage than a great multi color polka dot pattern with light pink, blue and green polka dots? With a great scoop neckline featuring an off center bow tying the neckline together, this top has such a feminine look and distinctive style.  This classic tank is also available in solid blue if you don’t love polka dots.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic – This top screams vintage style.  Made by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, a designer that loves to work with patterns, this print is totally retro with bold colors and patterns.  In addition, the style of this tunic looks like it just walked out of the 60s and yet today would look so hot with tall boots to really bring a vintage style to the modern day.

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress – We often hear that this top looks like it should be in an episode of Mad Men and it really does fit with that vintage style.  We could easily see Betty Draper wearing this dress to a dinner party.  Don’t you just love the feminine touches like the ruffles around the v neck and the fitted waist on this dress?  Again you see the polka dot pattern.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Doreen Cutout Dress – the Cutout was such a popular clothing trend back in the 70s and you’re seeing a resurgence in current modern fashion trends.  The Doreen dress by Velvet features a cutout in the sleeves around the shoulders and with a fitted dress style this dress again invokes that 70s era mini dress with boots.

We think you’ll find that lots of vintage inspired elements have surfaced in so much of modern day fashion that it really has become a lasting trend.  The best of all of it is that you have the opportunity to take these vintage inspired pieces and truly make them fit with your own modern individual style and wear them with leggings or boots or other modern trends that really do help blend the past and the present.

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All About Layers

With my fall and winter fashion, I love layering. Layering clothes ensures that whether I am outside or in, I can be comfortable, especially for those days that start out cool and turn warm or vice versa. Check out some of my favorite layered looks. I love this Tie Tank by La Befana, with the cute tie neckline and loose fit it looks great with a sweater as shown or a long sleeve shirt under and belted.

Tie Tank by La Befana

Tie Tank by La Befana

Another great piece for layering is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts. I would love this with a black long sleeve shirt underneath and leggings tucked into riding boots. This would also look great with a boxy motorcycle type jacket over the top.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you are in love with the lace trend as much as I am, then please check out the Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts. Wouldn’t this just be so chic with a fun colored long sleeve shirt underneath? Pair that with leggings, or even tuck it into a pencil skirt, or belt it and put a open cardigan over. I love all the endless options with layering.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

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Versatile Tops at Vintage Fringe

As things finally start to warm up outside, I thought I would finally do a blog about some of my favorite tops and designers that I am wearing these days to look fashionable in this transitional weather.  I love layering and since it is still a little too cold to wear tanks and short sleeves in Colorado I have found this tank works great over a basic long sleeve scoop neck.

Tie Tank by La Bafana

Tie Tank by La Bafana

This tie tank is perfect for layering or wearing alone.  I also love its sister tank which is the same style, but with an adorable polka dot pattern.

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank

Hampton Widesleeve Scoop Neck by Ella Moss

Hampton Widesleeve Scoop Neck by Ella Moss

I’ve been wearing this Hampton widesleeve scoop neck top by Ella Moss with jeans all over the place lately.  The scoop neck with the empire waist tie allows this top to be loose but also flattering at the same time.  I also love this deep crimson color. I tend to pair this top with Splendid’s Very Light Jersey Draped Cardigan in white.

Splendid's Very Lighe Jersey Draped Cardigan in Coffee

Splendid's Very Lighe Jersey Draped Cardigan in Coffee

This jersey cardigan comes in coffee (brown), white, black, and parsley (green).  It is super comfortable and perfect to add a little extra warmth on a chilly spring night.

These are just some of my favorite tops lately, you can see these tops and more at Vintage Fringe.

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Trend Alert: Ruffle Tanks by La Befana and Sweet Pea

Ruffle Tops are a huge fashion trend this summer!  Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff are just a few celebrities who are digging the ruffle look.

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Here at Vintage fringe we have so many different ruffle tops and dresses to choose from.  The classic example is our La Befana Ruffle Halter Tank.  La Befana chooses the classic Halter top cut to really accentuate the ruffle detail making the top classy and flattering.  La Befana added one more classic signature to this top–an adorable tie in the back. This ruffle halter comes in a dusty blue that looks beautiful with khaki and is such a classic color it really can be worn in every season.

Another trendy tank I just adore is the Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. Like all of Sweet Pea clothing this tank is bright and feminine. This strappy tank features 4 tiers of ruffles and comes in a beautiful cranapple witch is a bright fuschia color as well as rain which is an aqua blue.

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

At Vintage Fringe we have ruffle tanks, ruffle shirts, and ruffle dresses so don’t miss out on one of this summer’s cutest trends.

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