Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Could my basic wardrobe be more vintage?

A couple of posts ago I made a list of items I really want my closet to have. If you have followed some of my blog posts you know I don’t have much room in my closet, but I have enough room for the right things.

I’ve come to the conclusion that my wardrobe is more icing than cake.

Some of my wardrobe basics list I have in spades. I find, love and often keep vintage handbags. 

Ditto printed full skirts.

Here are three of something like six vintage white blouses, now back in service since I managed to get stains out of them.

Coats are a happy way to get through winter in a northern town like mine. Here’s a warm one and a dressy one...I ♡ my vintage coats!

Vintage day dresses and occasion-y dresses? I couldn’t live without them. 

You can see I like details, prints and color. I really kind of hate to look for, but know I need the grey knit shirt, the comfortable black pumps that aren’t boring, the black flaring skirt, the black blazer...  Can I find these more basic basics in vintage?

I imagine that basics might have been worn to the worn-out stage in the past, making a great basic a little harder to find. Perhaps vintage shops don’t consider them exciting enough to offer. Have you ever seen a rack in a vintage shop that was labeled wardrobe basics? Me neither.

Do you find vintage equivalents for your most basic clothing?


Laurence said...

That's really hard to find... for example, I was searching for classic vintage peasant blouse, but they are so hard to find mainly in my L size! So I choose for once to go for repro but I was dissapointed with the quality and the cut... what to do I really don't know... learn how to sew perhaps but I have no time for that!
I think that a lot a vintage sellers are not able to see if a classic little blouse is from the 50's, so they miss them and only sell dresses that are much more easy to recognized!

denisebrain said...

I think you're right Laurence, there are a lot of overlooked basic wardrobe items that would be really useful to find and I believe some vintage sellers don't see them or don't strive to find them.