Hello and happy modern vintage Monday, everyone!!!
The past few weeks I’ve been posting weekly style posts that I’ve coined “modern vintage.”
Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well perhaps it is … but that’s part of the attraction. I’m working as a blogger and stylist to show you how to mix the old with the new so that you can “modernize” vintage fashion for the gloriously gorgeous you of TODAY.
Last week I showed you how to modernize an ’80s bustier, and the week before I rocked a ’60s maxi skirt with boho chic cool of 2011. Most pieces with the exception of the ’80s bustier (a gift from The Vintage Mistress on Etsy) came from my own vintage fashion collection, plus “modern” pieces I’ve bought new as a lover of fashion and self-expression.
While our style interests may always be changing — one week you’re into pretty party dresses, the next you might be more into wearing matching skirt & top ensembles — but your style tendencies & tastes will always stay the same … or at the very least, grow within the same “family” of personal fashion preference!
I’m always up for an experiment in style, especially because I consider experimentation to be part of my duties as a tastemaker & style influencer so that I can take that leap of faith and pass along wise words of fashion wisdom to you. But, what I’ve noticed between the lines of my “pushing the envelope” tendencies are a few key style tastes that no matter what other “fashion foods” I may try, I like to return to over and over again for a savory, scrumptious meal of style.
One of those fashion foods I keep stocked ‘a plenty are POLKA DOTS. I can’t get enough ‘em. Big, small, ditzy, wide, wonderful, wild! I just think that polka dots compliment any girl because they are so versatile — from sassy to sophisticated; conservative to colorful … you can be 110% yourself in the polka dots of your choice.
Keep reading after the jump for insights into one of my favorite fashion foods, and how I modernized these vintage polka dots into a look that speaks for the styles of today. Plus, at the bottom of the post I linked to a few of my favorite polka dot pieces on Modcloth.com so that you can consider matching the look for yourself!