Somewhere in The Carolinas – I am over the resurgence in womenswear mimicking the blocky, boxy, chunky minimalist shapes of the 1980s that has been a happening since 2016. It is the “new-new” with the general public. And, cool – because it is easy, roomy and relaxing.
Sometime in early Autumn, I decided I’d begin flipping my look, winding it back to the late 1940s. This style go-round will focus less on the kitsch and more on the tailored femme looks of the Mid 20th century. Think a broke woman’s Atomic aged [but very bogus] Christian Dior wardrobe. Not ‘Rockabilly’ or ‘Pin-up’ style but a straight ahead upper class, bohemian femme look of the period. Here we are, at my next style stop. Vintage of this period is not new to me. It is an old friend with freshness breathed life into.
I am not dismissing my full wardrobe [although many pieces have been recently purged]. Most anything black and in-step will be staying. Black high waisted jeans, black rock band t-shirts, Chelsea boots, 80s vintage black leather motorcycle jacket, black boots, and that forever pair of Optic white Chuck Taylors are solid. Honestly, I am sick of looking ambiguous. It is alright to embrace the feminine side, to step into that light.
I cannot wait to see what I dig up.