How to Modernize ’70s High-Waisted Shorts

June 13th, 2011


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Hello and happy modern vintage style Monday, everyone!!

Just some quick news and thanks before I get into today’s post, which is all about (drumroll, please!) how to wear ’70s velvet shorts for summer!

But first, HUGE congrats to Miss Carmen of CAG Reinvented, who won last week’s Gratefulness Friday Vintage Giveaway with The Krickett’s Jewel!

Carmen told me over email that she plans on working her new vintage pieces into her Little Black Dress challenge, where she will wear the SAME LBD from the Uniform Project for 30 days, styled differently everyday and photographed for her site to share with all of us. She’s embarking on this style adventure challenge to raise money for the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation.

Rock on Carmen!!!

And on that note, if you haven’t entered this week’s Gratefulness Friday Vintage Giveaway, you have until midnight tonight to answer the question, “Describe a moment of pride/accomplishment” in the comments to enter to win!

Now, onto modern vintage style! You might remember these oh-so-very-special purple velvet high-waisted shorts a la the ’70s from that webisode I did on creating 5 bright outfits in a Goodwill store. After watching the vid, you’ll know why I just HAD to take them home with me!

Keep reading after the jump to learn how I modernized those velvet darlings for a very sassy Sammy summer style, and for inspiration how how to wear high-waisted shorts to your summer style advantage, too.

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Gratefulness Giveaway: Enter to Win a HUGE Vintage Prize Pack!

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Gratefulness Giveaway: Enter to Win a HUGE Vintage Prize Pack!

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’60s Fashion Outfits from McCall’s Magazine

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How to Modernize Vintage Polka Dots

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Gratefulness Friday: Enter to Win a Vintage Bag & Romper!

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Gratefulness Friday: Enter to Win a Vintage Bag & Romper!

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How to Wear a Vintage Bathing Suit: ’60s, ’70s & ’80s!

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Styling Vintage with Modern (Urban Outfitters)

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I created 5 distinctive outfits using ONE modern piece from Urban Outfitters! Which one do you like best? Keep reading after the jump to see the final looks and to vote for your favorite!

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