Vintage Inspired Style – Spring 2012

Yesterday we talked to you about how much we love Michelle Williams and her vintage-inspired style. We showed you some of our favorites of her red carpet looks in which she wore current designers who have heavy retro influence in their collections. Today we want to gush over such designers who have been bringing a mid-century ladylike appearance back into style.

Now, we know the Fall 2012 shows are walking right now, but let’s just focus on the present, and talk about this spring, shall we?

SS12 Runway Vintage Inspired

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Style Icon – Michelle Williams

Vintage loving girls like ourselves need style icons who aren’t afraid to revisit the past. Michelle Williams is everywhere right now, but you can be sure we (and you too, right?) have loved her since she was Jen Lindley – although we’re glad her style has grown up since then! Michelle is (almost) always the perfect intermediary between 1960’s mod fashion and the sleek, polished styles of today, with her perfect pixie haircut, a body like Twiggy, and a tendency towards black and white. Now, after her incredible portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, she can add 50’s pin-up to her repertoire as well.

Note the vintage-y details in some of her recent red carpet looks:

Michelle Williams Oscars 2012

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Hats for a Lady

We have a few listings coming up this week that we thought we’d share with you! A few very lovely, ladylike hats from the 50’s and 60’s.

This felt fur Breton is already up:

Lorelei - Ivory Felt Fur Breton Hat 50's-60's

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Spring Whites on Etsy

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We had fun putting together our week of white accessories for Spring, for you! Now that everything is live in our shop, head on over to see the full info on each of them!

Eye Candy

Can we just drool for a moment over Alice + Olivia’s Spring 2012 presentation that debuted yesterday?

The brand is always applying vintage looking touches to their modern looks, but this season just hits it out of the park for us. Candy colored retro styles blend most of our favorite era’s for fashion – 20’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – all into one collection. The shoes, the hats, the sunglasses! Neither Lise nor Katina are girly girls, but these pastels and florals are looking pretty tempting for this spring.

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If you’re as inspired by these looks as we are and want a head-start on a couple of pieces to wear come spring, try searching Etsy for things like “1960s enamel brooch“, “bright geometric scarf” or “1970s floral pants“. And remember to keep an eye on our store too for similar pieces coming closer to spring (and of course relevant pieces for this season as well!)

– Lise + Katina