RE-DISCOVERING THE REALM OF RETRO & VINTAGE ERA
The vintage era is my favorite era of fashion. Whenever I think of vintage, I think of all things glam and retro. Pin curls and bouffant, immaculate red lips and colorful clothes: Vintage era is and will be the most glamorous era in the history. Icons like Madonna and Cher ruled the roost; their fashion statement is talked about even today. And not only fashion, this era inspires me in every other way. The casual, happy-go-lucky vibes captured in the grainy vignette photographs intrigues me of the time we all want to replicate. The regal yet cheerful people bolstered by a booming economy, with their innocent love stories and romance melts my heart. And who can forget the entertainment industry? It was probably at its best! Call me old-fashioned, but I enjoy every aspect of the vintage world.
When it comes to vintage, the fashion was a defining element of the era. I interpret retro more than a sweeping generalization of bright colors, polka dots and bell bottoms. For me it is fitted, chic yet cheerful clothing representing the empowered women of that era. Marrying femininity with ease, I wanted to create a look which blends well with this era while giving some vintage chic vibes. Hence I chose this check black-and-white pencil skirt. Patterns were huge back in the days, so I felt like incorporating those in my outfit.
For my top, I chose this red crop top with a nice frill. Crop tops and frills originally belonged to the grand vintage era, so what’s better than adding those two elements together in my outfit! I chose the color red because it reminds me of the quintessential glamour of the retro era. Red is bright, bold and makes a statement wherever you go. To go with the outfit, I put my hair up with a red satin hair band and bold red lips. I finished the look with a pair of black sliders with buckle detailing on it to add that modern touch.
I love how everything turned out in this look. Including some vintage pieces with my modern, chic outfit came out to be a successful experiment. Vintage/retro fashion is often regarded as loud and crass, but for me it defines self-expression and art. I love the feel and vibes of the era, and will surely go back to this era for more style and fashion inspiration!
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Much love :*
Outfit details: Head band – Forever21, Top – Forever 21, Skirt – Shein, Flats – Bandra