We all heared many times before that "80s does the 40s" saying. But what does this really stands for?
I must admit when I first started buying in thrift shops and at the flea markets, I wasn't paying much attention to the labels, fabrics or zippers. Or anything else except the fact that I love it and it suits me well. After I learnt a thing or two about what vintage really means, I realised that the most part of my own closet is actually vintage appropriate clothes or the clothes from the 70's, 80's or even 90's. You may be wondering, can someone call himself a vintage blogger while wearing mostly newer dated clothes? And I must say - yes! Here's why.
80s clothes is often cheaper, easy to find in your local thrift shop and in a better condition than the original vintage pieces from the 40s or 50s. 1980s was the era of many things we may now consider silly, even when it comes to clothes but also a decade in which designers and high-street brands started to reach back into the past for the inspiration. For instance, this dress is the C&A dress I got as a gift from my mother's friend and immediately fell in love with the colors and the pleats. It's obviously an 80s dress and you can say that by the fabric, vivid colors, padded shoulders (that have been removed by me) and the logo. Although C&A is a brand that actually exists from the 1841, so maybe you can find a real vintage piece with their logo on! If you want to find out something more about the topic, hop over to my dear fellow blogger Jessica's blog. She's an expert!
I pair this dress it with a unique looking sweater that I got from my godmother. She bought it in Germany on the day I was born (so it's going to be 25 years old in a five days). It reminds me on 1940s short capes usually woron over dresses or shirts. If you are fond of 40s look, you should know that a tilt hat is a must have accessorie to spice up your appearance. I purchased it on a flea market a year ago for about 3$. Make up and hair will also do the trick to make you look like you're coming from a original 1940s gathering and not some 80s crazy disco party. Put your hair in rollers overnight to achive nice bouncy curls. And red lipstick is an essential, of course.
Dress- C&A (gift from my mother's friend)
Sweater- gift from my godmother
Hat- flea market (Hrelić)
Necklace- gift from my boyfriend's mother
Purse- thrift shop
Watch- Maurice Lacroix (graduation gift from my boyfriend)
Bracelet- Swarovski (graduation gift from my classmistress)
(I've just realized that more than half of the items were given to me. What a coincidence! I'm a lucky girl!)
Do you dare to wear 80s clothes? What are your favorite finds from the decade?