Leopard and layers.
Flannel dress with big sweater and Cons.
These both look like a version of what was all over Pinterest this winter. And let's not forget about the best girl movie ever made! CLUELESS! As if, people. And, like, whatever!
Being a thrift store junky I come across the originals of these things All. The. Time. And it's no secret that I've been kind of obsessed with this trend (see this refashion, or this one, or this one, or this one). The shapes are really flattering to my body, and I like the added modesty of wearing layers. And since I kind of love it, I've worked out a system of incorporating these vintage pieces while avoiding looking like I did in Jr. High.
Start with a vintage piece that you love:
I got this 90's era floral mini dress at Goodwill for $3.99!
And it fits me like it was made for me. It makes my legs look longer, hides what I want hidden on the bottom and makes my waist look itty bitty. But on it's own right now it was a little chilly and boring. So I added layers to make this outfit:
2. Belted waist. This helps make the silhouette more updated, although I broke rule #3 for this picture because the belt is also vintage!
3. Modern layers. Bright colors and new shapes...this is not the time to wear another vintage piece!
4. Ballet flats or wedge heels. I just bought some nude ballet style flats from Target that I'm going to be using all the time!
I think hunting for vintage clothes instead of just buying something off the rack can be a really interesting way to add character to an outfit. And I love the fact that this dress is probably from my own childhood!