Two Outfits I NEED from Beautiful People

I first came across these images of Beautiful People Spring’s 2016 collection on Pinterest (as most of us do these days) and I immediately fell in love with the look of these ensembles. Most likely because I already own similar looking items in my own wardrobe and I am drawn to things that are already familiar to me. But also because there is something a bit English about them, something classic and all together proper. From the Vogue article:

“Spring 2016 inspirations: Idyllic modesty, femininity, and ’50s couture influences with corseted silhouettes…”

So, no wonder I’m drawn to it. It has obvious vintage influence! It’s finally warming up around here so I’m looking forward to replicating these looks with things I already own. A straw boater hat, a classic trench coat, a plaid skirt, a black top, and a “non-print” print dress.

This outfit above is such a perfect every day outfit. My friends and I have been talking about how so many women these days just wear workout clothes everywhere they go. I don’t get it. Why wear workout clothes if you’re not going to exercise? Is it pure laziness? When you stock your wardrobe with simple basics aside from just tee shirts and jeans, it’s really not that difficult to look perfectly put together in 10 minutes tops.

You can see more of Beautiful People collection at Vogue! Image credits: Vogue.com

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Autumn wardrobe color inspiration

Autumn Wardrobe Color Inspiration

Who says pale hues and blush are just for Spring? Not me! I absolutely adore these colors all year around. I don’t know if it really makes sense to call these Autumn Wardrobe color inspiration, since I pretty much wear and advocate the wearing of above colors year around!

I am realizing more and more when making decisions for the vintage inspired clothing in the shop that I am just going to stick to my guns and only carry the color palette I really adore. So if you’re wondering why the vintage inspired clothes at Adored Vintage are decidedly “Spring-y” it’s because I think these colors SHOULD ALSO be worn in Fall. Besides, if you saw my Autumn leaves photo on Instagram today, you’ll see blush, pale peach, and muted violet show up in Autumn.

Image credits / All images from Pinterest

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How to Build an “Everyday Vintage Wardrobe”

How To Build an Everyday Vintage Wardrobe

A long time ago, when I was a newbie blogger, I used to do outfit posts. Mad respect to fashion bloggers, but for me…it’s just too much work! There’s already enough effort put into GETTING DRESSED, documenting the ensemble in multiple angles is taking it to another level I just do not want to do.

So, instead I snap an outfit selfie on Instagram where you get about 3/4 of my outfit so you get the general idea. I’ve been asked a couple times for tips on How To Wear Vintage. So, here are some ideas on how to build an “Everyday VintageWardrobe.”

DEFINE YOUR COLORS: Build your wardrobe around colors you really like and that pair well together. My wardrobe mostly consists of CREAM, TAN, BLUSH, NAVY, BROWN. I obviously ADORE muted colors.

WEAR THE SILHOUETTES FROM ERAS THAT FLATTER YOUR FIGURE: Figure out what silhouettes work for you and stick to them. I for one cannot wear flared 50s style dresses. I’m petite so these dresses make me look like a tiny cupcake. It’s not cute. I also have curvier hips/thighs compared to a smaller bust and bodice, so I tend to wear a lot of a-line skirts and dresses that fit in at the waist which flatters my figure best.

SHOES & ACCESSORIES: For shoes and accessories I keep it very simple. All of my shoes are neutral colored and I also know which shoe shapes work best for me (t-straps, t-straps, t-straps!) Because I’m petite, I never wear chunky jewelry or bold accessories. I gravitate towards delicate and light jewelry accents. Of course, once in awhile I may wear a statement piece. But a statement piece is exactly that, A Statement and not meant for every day wear. All my belts are the same color as well. I choose belts in hues that pair nicely with my shoes.

In my outfit photos above, about 90% of what I am wearing is VINTAGE! I like to wear vintage in a practical way (there are times when I do get a little more bedazzled, but not that often) When building your “Everyday Vintage Wardrobe” I would recommend starting with these pieces first in a silhoutte/style that suits your body type and coloring.

A solid colored BLOUSE

A solid colored or minimal patterned SKIRT

A simple solid colored DRESS

When you have these basics down, you can build on top of it. For instance once you’ve found which vintage blouse shapes work best for you, you can then start adding on different colors and prints and small variations in that silhouette. You can do the same thing for skirts and for dresses.

Of course you will find multiple silhouettes will look quite becoming on you. And you will find certain silhouettes don’t look as great… (for example busty women should stay away from 1920s flapper dresses.) There will also be instances where certain years from an era look great and certain years look terrible. (For example I find I look best in late 30s early 40s dresses, but mid to late 40s styles do not flatter me at all)

I hope you find my tips useful! I don’t think of myself as a fashionista, but I do know I dress well (it’s taken a lot of practice and trial and error!) and aim to curate a timeless wardrobe for myself.

Perhaps I’ll do more How To Wear Vintage/Curate A Vintage Wardrobe posts in the future!

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Vintage Inspired Outfits | Speckled Autumn

Vintage Outfit Ideas / Layered Looks

Have you gals noticed I’ve started shooting dresses showing the full dress form again? I used to shoot products like these quite a long time ago when my shop was called something different (when it was Adore Vintage, and not ADORED Vintage)

The wonderful thing about the new way I’m shooting products is I am inspired again to do outfit ideas! I haven’t done these in YEARS!

Speckled Autumn

Coat | Vintage 1950s Balcony Views Jacket / $168
Dress | Vintage 1950s Softly Loving Dress / $168
Necklace | Vintage 1930s Fortune Charms Necklace / $108

See all the other LAYERED LOOKS outfits over on the shop!

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Vintage Inspired Fashion | Luisa Beccaria Fall 2015 RTW

The weather has cooled off recently and it has felt more like Autumn than summer in my neck of the woods. Autumn is my favorite season and already I am scouring the internet for inspiration for my Fall wardrobe! I know I have said this before, but it bears repeating that I don’t really follow modern day fashion. Which is probably why I am profoundly in love with Luisa Beccaria. Their designs just understand my vintage loving heart so much, but it’s for a modern gal. Not for one who wants to go about appearing as if she wear in costume.

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The Fall 2015 RTW collection (I know, it’s 2016…again, does it matter with vintage inspired fashion?) has so many vintage influences throughout! From the 1920s, the 1930s, the 1940s, and the 1950s! How many details have you noticed from all these eras?

I also love the grey and deep blue color scheme. The royal blue highlights are not my favorite, but royal blue (or jewel tones in general) are colors I really don’t care for. I ADORE, ADOOOre the berets in each of these ensembles and the fishnet tights! I am DEFINITELY going to wear fishnet tights this upcoming Autumn season!

All images from Vogue / source

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