Since this season is 1950’s/early 1960’s inspired (or Mad Men inspired) most high street shops have been selling vintage inspired pieces that you probably could find with a bit of searching in vintage, thrift or consignment stores. What are the top work wear pieces you should be looking for? Read on to find out:
1. The Shift/Wiggle Dress
A classic shape and a great way to get a vintage silhouette, choose a black or deep jewel toned colour since some of the bright colours worn in the past are considered inappropriate for many offices today.
2. The Sweater/Cardigan
A round necked cardigan or sweater with embroidered or beaded detailing is the perfect way to give a sweater girl vibe to any outfit. Wear it with a peter pan collared blouse underneath and let the collar peek out over the sweater/cardigan and you’ve got an amazing look.
3. The Jacket
I’ve got a 1920’s velvet jacket that I wear with a pencil skirt and blouse and it looks modern and gives the vintage vibe I try to go for every day. It also looks professional and a bit different. Try a 1960’s jacket or even a 1980’s blazer… whatever suits your style.
4. The Handbag
I use a modern handbag since I carry the world with me, but I do have some gorgeous kiss lock bags that I sometimes use if there is a specific look I’m going for and if I know I don’t need all of the things I carry on a daily basis with me.