It is interesting to see how my vintage style changes from year to year, and how my love for vintage fashion has progressed.
Last year, my lookbook of sorts was very different. It was a very cold winter and so vowed to expand my winter wardrobe; I don’t think I’ve done too badly!
This lookbook has some new outfits and some much loved from the last year and the year before. That is the thing about vintage style – you can take what you like and make it yours! It’s very personal, so there are no rules!
The Wartime Look
I couldn’t help but feel like a 1940’s wartime house wife in this outfit! I had a little spending spree after by birthday, and treated myself to some items at The House Of Foxy.
The House of Foxy are a vintage reproduction brand that make very authentic pieces, such as this beautiful blouse and skirt.
As my style has evolved, I have fallen more and more in love with the 1940’s and more authentic fashion. The House Of Foxy create high quality vintage fashions, from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s, with most garments being made ethically within Great Britain or Europe.
I had seen this 1940’s style blouse in the colour ivory crepe and thought it would be a perfect staple to any authentic outfit. I love the wide collar as well as the large, pearlescent button fastening.
The Linda Cable Knit cardigan by Joanie Clothing in the colour rust paired well with this shirt. As well as being cosy and stylish for winter, it would also suit well for autumn!
I had admired the Whirlaway skirts by the House of Foxy for a while, so when I went to purchase this blouse and saw this limited edition whirlaway skirt, I just couldn’t say no!
This particular style is called ‘Sage Check’ and features beautiful shades of green and rust – it paired perfectly with the cardigan too! The skirt is made of a wool blend and so it is very warm for the cooler weather.. The skirt is fastened by the beautiful contrasting cream buttons along the side.
I styled my hair in a Gibson roll this particular day, making the 1940’s style very much complete! I feel like I could have been in an episode of Foyles War!
The Woodland Look
I have worn and loved this very outfit a few times now, it is just perfect for this time of year!
The main feature of this outfit is the beautiful Hell Bunny Hermaline Woodland Skirt, featuring a variety of British wildlife such as a deer, fox, rabbit and a squirrel. I just had to have this skirt, being a veterinary nurse! The skirt itself is a full A-line, which comes with a black velvet belt.
I wore this with an absolute staple in my wardrobe – the Vivien of Holloway slash neck top. You may have noticed how much I love wearing this top on my Instagram!
Fleece tights are also a staple for the winter months, along with more common types of tights or stockings in a variety of colours!
Lastly, one of my favourite high street finds, the boots. I had been longing for a good pair of vintage style boots to wear for the colder months. Thankfully, I found this pair looking rather lonely on a shelf in New Look! Sadly, I have no close up to show you of these boots and I don’t think they are available to purchase anymore. They have the appearance of ‘oxfords’, with a lace up front and are very comfortable. I urge you to keep your eyes peeled when shopping this season!
The Rockabilly Look
Rockabilly is where my love for vintage started. I wore bandanas and high waisted jeans, paired with my favourite band t-shirts on a daily basis. I have always been a ‘hoodie and jeans’ kind of girl at heart. This is perfect to adapt into a rockabilly style to keep warm in the colder months!
Possibly my favourite pair of high waisted jeans are from the brand Lady K Loves. Lady K Loves garments are made in fair trade factories and make a variety of rockabilly and vintage style pieces.
These classic jeans fit perfectly and create a great hourglass shape on me as they nip in nicely at the waistline! The jeans are the only vintage reproduction item in this picture as the rest are just from my ‘modern’ wardrobe! Jeans and a leather jacket just scream grease lightning to me!
I hope this lookbook inspired you to adapt or expand your style, as well as keeping you warm and stylish this winter! What is your favourite winter vintage style?