Play it again, Sam

Posted in Daily Outfits.

Primark blazer, H&M t-shirt, Gap jeans, Converse hi-tops, handmade necklace, Primark bangles

Our house is always full of music. My bf is a musician – he can play the guitar, the piano and the drums, amongst many other instruments. He’s the most talented person I’ve ever, ever met and I’ve very proud of everything he can do. He rocks my world!

Anyway, enough of the mush. Today I took a very classic look and gave it a bit of a modern edge. Jeans, a tee and Converse hi-tops – surely the uniform for American teens? It’s definitely a look I rocked throughout my college years. I love the retro feel of this look, but didn’t want to look like I was stuck in the 80s. So the jeans are skinny, the blazer is soft and relaxed with turned up sleeves and I added a long, beaded necklace to pick up the pink of the boots.

I love reworking the classic shapes of decades gone by and making them relevant for today’s style. Here are my tips to do just that:

  • 1940s – Flapper dresses, waved hair and seamed stockings. Try a ribbon headband decorated with a floral corsage. Wear it straight across your forehead and add a matt red lipstick if you’re feeling brave!
  • 1950s – Nipped in waists, flared skirts and poodle prints. This is a silhouette that really suits my shape (hourglass with a slightly too-big bum!). Look for neat dresses that whittle the waist and skim over the hips. Circle skirts are fab, too!
  • 1960s – Prints, colour, loose and unkempt hair. Big, bold floral patterns in mustard yellow and mauve are great for capturing a 60s vibe. Try adding a floppy hat and some huge sunglasses.
  • 1970s – Disco sequins, shimmering fabrics, dark denim. A sequin blazer over jeans and a tee looks disco-tastic.
  • 1980s – Ripped jeans, structured shoulders, graphic prints. The 80s is a decade that won’t die, and structured shoulders are everywhere! I love pop art printed t-shirts with a really sharp shouldered jacket and a pair of killer heels.

Enjoy dressing up!


Vintage Vixen

Great tips there, Jen and the outfit rocks (liking the guitar in the background). Your feet look tiny in those pink Converses!

The 80’s was a fashion nightmare. I still cringe when I remember the get-ups I used to wear. xx


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