Retro Style for an Urban Chic | Thriftanista in the City

6.26.2013

Retro Style for an Urban Chic

I love old clothes. I guess it comes with the thrifting territory. I'm usually wearing vintage in every outfit I put together.  Because I don't want to look like I'm wearing a costume, my retro looks are never all from one decade. 

vintage rhinestone bracelet worn with wrap dress


My outfit for my last momcation started with a retro inspired dress. Remember when I said, "I don't wear white because of the dirt factor"? If the Homegirl gifts you with a gorgeous white linen dress, then you absolutely must wear it. It was the perfect dress for the hot, sticky weather that landed in Chicago. I stayed away from all colored liquids though and I only ate air and sushi that I popped in my mouth whole.

vintage head scarf worn with linen dress

Since all white is not my thing, I injected color with a vintage silk Vera scarf. The locs went up and I added a non-functional scarf. Head scarves are the perfect accessory when you want to add just a dab of retro. Get some. They're cheap.

how to wear vintage

I also wore my vintage bracelet that I thought for sure would end up marinating in the jewelry box. I don't attend a lot of events that require sparkly, ornate costume jewelry. I made an executive decision to just wear it. It's pretty. I'm alive. Two great reasons to wear it with whatever.

how to wear a white dress

I knew I would be doing a lot of walking during my outing so I wore huaraches -- my teenage "go to" shoe. I am a year older today (yay, it's my birthday!) and obviously a little wiser. No more teetering around with my left baby toe screaming in pain (as much).

pinned up locs with a head scarf

What about you? Do you ever go retro?

retro style for an urban chic
THRIFT + VINTAGE Vera Neumann scarf - rhinestone bracelet - Flamengo huaraches - Coach purse GIFT Christiane Celle Calypso linen wrap dress - diamond studs

retro style head scarf

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17 comments

Chandra said...

happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...{just be glad you can't hear me singin'!} love this dress + it's perfect with your hair up finished off with the scarf. and yes, i do like retro pieces...they are the perfect eclectic mix to your wardrobe.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That bracelet is so beautiful!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

gorgeous dress Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Ashleigh said...

Happy Birthday!
You look so pretty!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

DaenelT said...

Happy happy! Such a cute outfit. I'm digging the whole retro vibe. I try but I end up looking like I'm wearing a costume. Maybe I should try your tip and add in other decades....

Tricia Hersey said...

Happy Birthday. I love vintage stuff. Your dress is so cute. I am laughing about that baby toe screaming. I feel ya.

laniza said...

Happy birthday! I hope that you get everything that you wish for!

Terri Dailey said...

Love Love Love the bracelet!! Where did you find such a vintage piece?

Ellen aka Ellie said...

I go retro in that I wear some things I've owned for decades. And when I do, someone invariably says, "I love that..."

As for white, I get it. I just bought some white shorts, and I may go through this whole trip without wearing them.

Your dress is lovely. What a good friend you have!

ChickPool said...

Happy Birthday! You look refreshing in that dress! Oh and I'm loving your new blog look too.

Antionette Blake said...

Happy Birthday...looking good!

chiara said...

Happy birthday. Your look is very summery and fresh. I like silhouettes from the 60s and 70s, I find them very flattering on me, so I try to incorporate them in my wardrobe. Unfortunately I don't have consigment/thrift stores nearby, so I don't have much vintage in my wardrobe.

Goody said...

Happy belated Birthday!

Stacie Sayz So said...

Happy Birthday! Love the look. Simple, yet elegant.

Fashion Pad said...

I hope you had a fabulous bday.....but just so you know, I'm really here for that bracelet, LOL. Gimme!!!

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Erika said...

Love retro! This is a beautiful dress, you styled it well.

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