Guest Blog for Lovely's Vintage by Jade & Tara from www.thestylerawr.com
Styling vintage pieces with new items can be tricky; they are often so individual and quirky that it can be difficult to imagine wearing them with current bits from your own wardrobe! The trick is to just go hard - don’t be afraid of a vintage piece, make it your own and most importantly, forget when it was made or you run the risk of getting stuck in that decade when you come to style it! Here’s how we would style a few amazing items from Lovely's Vintage Emporium, with pieces you can buy right now on the high street or online.
The first vintage piece from Lovely's Vintage Emporium that caught our eye was the stunning 1980’s Bright Yellow Leather Skirt! The colour is perfect for S/S11 and it has the ability to be super edgy AND super chic, so this is exactly how we played it!
Take a fun Wildfox Couture ‘Happy’ slasher tee and a pair of Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lita’ boots in white fur and the skirt becomes the focus of a hot but effortlessly cool outfit for a night out. But match it with a sexy pair of Kurt Geiger ‘Active’ heels and a sheer Topshop leopard vest and the skirt becomes the flash of colour in a chic ensemble you could easily wear for a wedding (yes, RAWR girls wear leather to weddings)!
Further into our browse on Lovely's Vintage Emporium, we spotted this 1970’s Ossie Clark for Radley Swing Top (above). The collar and neckline are FIERCE, it demands a crazy sexy cool look so we matched it to a current RAWR fave, the Charley 5.0 ‘Quick As A Cat’ leopard print denim running shorts coming soon to The Raw Denim Bar, (both Tara and I have these and trust us, they rock) - the swing hem of this Ossie Clark top would look cool over them and the fabulous Senso Diffusion ‘Neve’ boots, showing how any of the three colours would be perfect depending on how far you wanted to take the look. Personally, I’d go with the silver :)