Happy Saturday, everyone!
We have been having a lot of 90+ degree days lately. This season, I am forcing myself to dress for the season and rid myself of the constant need for cardigans and blazers, at least when I’m not at work in my chilly office.
|Tunic: Forever 21+ (Available here)|
In the past, I would have thrown a cardigan over this look, even in the height of a balmy Midwestern summer.
Today’s look has a modern appeal but references the 1920s and 1940s.
I am completely inspired by the 1920s. The decade was such an amazing period of progress and change for women’s political and social rights in this country. With the social changes came a change in fashion. I really can’t get enough of 1920s fashion – so beautiful and interesting. The dropped waist of this dress and bead necklace is a subtle nod to the flapper era.
With World War II in full swing, the 1940s also brought about a lot of change for women as women were told it was their patriotic duties to join the paid labor force and support the war efforts. This decade led to war-time rationing, and the fashion of that decade also reflected those changes. These color blocked bow heels give reference to 1940s fashion.
|Necklace: The Limited (old)
|Shoes: eBay (Available here)
Bow earrings: The Limited (Similar here)
Mixing fashion from two decades that brought such major change for women feels modern, fun, and just a little bit quirky!
Do you like wearing vintage or vintage-inspired fashion? What fashion periods do you find inspiring?
For this tunic/dress in another look, see here