Spring’s on the way (yes we’re buried in snow right now… allow us to draydream), and it’s time to start pulling together your no-fail looks for the upcoming season. This spring fashion’s brightest aren’t taking themselves too seriously, enjoying a bit of distressed denim and a quirky pair of printed jeans. This look by style blog Late Afternoon featuring the Marc by Marc Jacobs Rolled Slim polka Dot Print Jeans proves that a simple look with a punchline can make big impact.
Bellerose Belgium solves an age old problem: What shirt should I wear with my favorite jeans? With this line up of vintage-inspired woven and knit menswear tops, your question is answered. This designer sportswear line produces clothing for those seeking vintage-inspired styles in color, print and texture. Their FW13 collection is inspired by the Seattle grunge movement, featuring contrasting textures that are perfect for effortless layering. See our favorites below!
Below, Mejor. Our top pick, a handmade sweater, made in Peru. 100% wool.
Below, The Laudy coat, made of wool and mohair, featuring the fit of a rain jacket interpreted into a more luxurious approach.
Below, Folong. Japanese brushed cotton with wooden buttons. The flannel was made in an old japanese loom machine similar to selvadge denim about 1 meter long.
Below, Luky jacket. Inspired by the 20′s jacket. Scottish tweed, 80% wool.
See more at Bellerose Belgium.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: Bellerose Belgium, grunge style, japanese fabric, japanese flannel, menswear, seattle grunge movement, vintage inspired, vintage style, wool jacket, wool sweater
Remember how we told you a t-shirt and jeans can become the hottest outfit in the room? Here’s more proof. LA-based blogger Olivia paired a faded old black t-shirt with a pair of destroyed light-wash denim jean shorts, and some super high-top Doc Martens. Having one element in the outfit that pops (in this case, the boots) can carry other basic pieces and turn what would have been a drab outfit (ie: if she chose flip-flops… which she would never do) into far more stylish territory. Other plus-points? Rich, red lipstick makes the outfit autumn-friendly, and the sleeves of her t-shirt are rolled up for some vintage biker charm. The bottom line? Olivia looks gorgeous, and at the same time, it looks like she just rolled out of bed. If that isn’t the perfect balance, we don’t know what is.
Image from Lookbook.nu.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim cut off shorts, destroyed denim, Doc Martens, high tops, red lipstick, rolled sleeves, Street Style, vintage style
Not sure how to hop on the color blocking trend? Add a major pop of color to any outfit with a bright blazer! Najela of Copenhagen has got the right idea throwing on this oversized vintage electric green blazer over a simple black tank top tucked into a pair of black high waisted Won Hundred denim shorts. Simplicity is always key when color blocking—there’s no need to overdue it with a slew of color. Try sticking to one focal bright garment, it can be just as effective especially for the fall season.
Image via Stockholm Street Style.
Tags: bright blazer, color blocking, Stockholm Street Style, vintage blazer, vintage fashion, vintage street style, vintage style, Won Hundred, Won Hundred denim shorts
This has definitely been the summer of cut-off denim shorts and everything vintage, so we thought it totally appropriate to throw one more street style look at you just for mere awesomeness of it (and because we’re pretty much obsessed). This look by Chanelle L. of Los Angeles has it all: a pair of vintage stone washed denim shorts, cute vintage tank top, killer shades, and amazing leopard wedge booties. Basically the ideal summer get-up. Don’t fret though, chances are this trend will go strong through fall give or take a couple layers, so there will be more cut-offs in your future—promise!
For more on Penelope and her vintage looks visit her blog, The Penelope Times!
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When it comes to vintage-cool looks blogger Luanna of Peru has it all figured out. We crush over all of her retro-made-modern looks, but this one is definitely our favorite. Her oversized vintage acid wash denim jacket cuffed at the sleeve looks killer over this undeniably cute off-white crochet dress. We ain’t gonna lie—this perfect 80s meets 90s mix (which totally has us feeling a bit nostalgic) has us planning our next thrifting spree ASAP!
For more of Luanna and her killer style check out her blog.
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This week’s mood board is a tribute to the 90s phenomenon acid washed denim—it may have become big in the 90s, but you can’t escape it these days! Fashion blogs and retail sites prove that i’ s experiencing another intense reign over the world of denim trends, from hand-dyed DIY jeans and bags to high-end designer installments. This prime example of vintage-cool has affixed itself back onto the rock’n'roll lifestyle, and we can tell it won’t go anywhere soon.
Tags: 90s denim, 90s style, acid wash, acid washed, DENIM, summer trend, vintage style
Olivia Wilde was not playing “House” whilst she was seen wearing Henry & Belle’s “Signature Bootcut” jeans in Dark Vintage over the weekend. Clad in a sophisticated Boho ensemble, we love how she’s mixing in a few vintage-inspired pieces: the camel hand bag, scuffed boots and a cute floral corsage bracelet—very Victoriana! Her tarnished key necklace adds a little adornment while keeping everything toned down and casual.
Olivia exudes confidence with her “thrown-on” look which actually mixes different natural hues together without being overly matched. You can create your own signature City Boho look by throwing on a favorite bracelet or neck charm.
GET THE LOOK
1. We’re loving this slightly sanded, slimming boot cut jean. Henry & Belle Signature Bootcut ($152) – buy it at Henry & Belle.
2. Sometimes, a girl just wants a small purse that holds everything! Robe di Firenze Classic Leather Handbag ($269) – buy it at Forzieri.
3. A simple blazer adds a tailored touch to a casual ensemble. Urban Renewal Vintage Boys Blazer ($48) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
4. When real flower corsages won’t do, then try one that’ll last longer. Chiffon Flower Wrist Corsage in Coral Pink ($12) – buy it at Etsy.
5. Get that vintage vibe with a comfy ankle boot. Leather Sandstorm Boot ($188) – buy it at Madewell.
—Jackie Racer & Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: boot cut jeans, celebrity fashion, City Boho, etsy, Forzieri, get the look, Henry & Belle, Madewell, Olivia Wilde, Urban Outfitters, vintage style
If you’ve been around for a minute you know how we feel about Current/Elliott (imagine the heart-shape we’re making with our hands right now), so when they dropped these gorgeous jeans on the market, we had a little denim-addict moment in the office. The Fuel Flare Jeans—a perfect pair to start off with if you’re still on the fence about going ’70s-chic this spring—are an easy-to-style, classic wardrobe staple. They retail for $218 and are now available at Atrium.
Destructed Tie Dye Top by Raquel Allegra ($325), Claudia Leather Bomber Jacket by Closed ($768), Fuel Flare Jeans by Current/Elliott ($218) – all available at Atrium.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: 1970's, Current/Elliott, flare leg jeans, Fuel Flare Jeans, new denim, vintage style