Vintage Island Style Clothing

When I think of a island vacation, I frequently think of comfortable skirts or summer dresses.  I love finding great ways to incorporate vintage island style clothing into my perfect vacation and here are a few of my island vacation must haves.

First, you have to bring a peasant skirt.  These tiered skirts are perfect because they are dressy enough to be worn from day to night and work perfectly with flip flops or sandals.  They also can work with a variety of different style tops or tank tops.  This versatility when combined with the comfort of the peasant skirt puts it at the top of our must have list.  Consider as an example the Hilton Peasant skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

The Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by designer Splendid is a wonderful  example of another versatile piece that can be dressed up or down depending on the event you need to wear it to.  This dress is currently available at Vintage Fringe in Mud, a taupe brown color, or Black.  The dress features a simple style with a ruffle for added detail around the tank sleeves and neckline.  It is a loose style and can be made more fitted when paired with a belt for alternate looks.  This dress is the ultimate comfort dress with a great modal jersey fabric that feels s so luxurious on and with the loose fit makes it a wonderfully wearable dress.

Another great vacation piece is the Sintia Pencil Skirt by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.  This skirt certainly wins the award for being the most versatile as you can truly wear this skirt with flip flops or heels and dress it up or down depending on the occasion.  Not to mention that finding a comfortable pencil skirt can be seemingly impossible some times.  This skirt features an elegant pencil skirt style and a wide waist band that is not constrictive or uncomfortable and gives you the option to position the skirt at whatever level you prefer in terms of high or low waists.  It is also available in a variety of great colors like grey, brown, navy, black and light green.

Finally, the other component of island vacation clothing is pattern.  We also love great tanks like the Hi-Lo Tank Top or the Sleeveless Tie Tank both by designer Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati.  Sweet Pea’s creative and bold use of patterns makes these tanks great stylish pieces that are both comfortable and classy, but also vibrant and exciting pieces to incorporate into your closet.   Each of these tanks are great pieces that can be worn for dressier vacation events like dinners out or parties and can also double as great casual tops by day.

As you can see there are a number of great options for vintage island style clothing and no matter what your own personal preferences, you can use these suggestions for ideas on how you can find modern day pieces to incorporate vintage styles while also finding pieces that work well for your own versatile needs.

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Lady Like Vintage Dress

Finding a vintage style dress or vintage inspired dress is a great way to find dresses with feminine details.  Such lady like vintage dresses may include feminine features like ruffles, polka dots, or off the shoulder necklines. Of course there are also so many other feminine details that you can find in modern vintage style dresses.  Consider a few great examples of lady like vintage dresses currently available at Vintage Fringe.

Ella Moss puts ruffles to good use with the Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress which is an upscale dress featuring ruffles around the neckline.  Of course the details don’t stop there.  This dress also features buttons down the center of the ruffles and it also features a tie around the empire waist.  This dress is made of silk and does feature a tank dress lining in black as well.  It is a sophisticated, classy dress that is the perfect occasion dress and a great dress for summer and even holiday parties.  This dress is a true statement piece and a great classic feminine style investment piece for your closet that will be a go to dress for multiple seasons.  The silk fabric is a major draw as it gives the dress a bit of a shimmer and with the tie at the waist to give it a fitted look, the dress really is an elegant, gorgeous lady like vintage dress.

With a similar style with a ruffle v neck, the Ella Moss Dita Dress also features great feminine details.  This dress features a modal jersey fabric blend with a deep v neck adorned with ruffles.  Best of all this dress has a great polka dot pattern in Pond (Green) contrasted by a lighter shade of green dots and in Shadow (a smokey purple color) contrasted with white polka dots.  This dress really reminds of something you would see January Jones wearing in Mad Men.  Similarly to the Abigail dress, the Dita dress also features an empire waist and great colors and patterns depending on your style and preference.

Our last example of a lady like vintage dress is the Lenice One Shoulder Dress.  This dress is a great vintage inspired piece that has been brought to a new dimension with this modern dress.  Featuring a fitted style and contrasting color around the waist and neckline this dress really does have a lot of great details.  Of course, the one shoulder detail features a bow in the black trim around the neckline and shoulder.  The body of the dress is in Birch a taupe color that is sure to stand out.  The dress also features a bit of color blocking with a black stripe around the waist.  The dress hits about mid thigh depending on your body type, but is a gorgeous, elegant feminine style dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

As you can see, there are a number of great options to find fabulous feminine details and lady like vintage style dresses available online.

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Indie and Vintage Clothing

The ease and convenience of shopping online has really transformed the search for indie and vintage clothing.  Shopping second hand or vintage stores used to be limited solely to in person shopping which of course would make shopping so much more difficult and tiring.  Honestly, I am always leery of shopping for second hand clothing online as you really never can fully examine the pieces to see their condition.  Not to mention that when you typically shop for true second hand clothing you are looking for bargains which make it more costly when you have to add in possible costs like shipping.  There are, however, a variety of online conveniences that have actually made shopping online easier certainly for indie clothing or clothing from unknown or upcoming designers and for vintage style clothing.  When you are looking for vintage style clothing be sure that you distinguish between used vintage clothing and new vintage style clothing.

At Vintage Fringe we always are on the lookout for indie designers, but with some basic standards.  For example, we don’t target one off pieces or designers with only one style as we typically like to have more breadth in our lines.  In addition, we like to have some standardization in sizing and frequently one off indie designers may not be able to offer that same consistency in sizing.  As an online only boutique, being able to offer as much sizing consistency as possible is an important part of providing a reliable customer experience.  Certainly there are variations in every line in terms of pieces that fit a little differently than others and we try to note that where applicable in our product descriptions.

All of our pieces at Vintage Fringe are brand new, but we always look for vintage style or vintage inspired elements within the lines and pieces that we carry.  Consider the vintage look of the Heart Button Cardigan by indie designer Joy Joy Clothing.  This great piece features adorable feminine elements and still has a retro, vintage look.  Alternatively, consider the Retro Boatneck Dress by Sweet Pea.  This piece is a great example of a retro or vintage looking pattern on a modern piece that is brand new and with consistent sizing.

Shopping online for indie or vintage clothing is actually far easier because of the ability to search for niche pieces or designers.  Such shopping would have been nearly impossible without the help of the internet, but now more and more niche designers and boutiques are starting online.  Don’t forget to also be sure and visit the many comparison shopping sites for online fashion to get good ideas of lines and designers you may want to browse in your vintage clothing hunt.  Such sites are really great ways to go window shopping from the convenience of your computer.  Be sure to check out online lookbooks at fashion sites for great styling ideas too.   In short, shopping for indie and vintage inspired clothing has really never been easier and more popular.  With these great hints, hopefully you will discover for yourself the conveniences of shopping for indie and vintage clothing online.

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