In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I get a lot of inspiration for outfits by studying vintage fashion magazines or following fashion bloggers who incorporate vintage into their wardrobe. Another way I get inspiration is to collect online images of favorite vintage looks and save them on Pinterest boards.
Polyvore used to be one of my favorite ways to create mood boards for outfits. But, in what I consider an extremely sleazy move, a company named Ssense bought them out and, with no notice to the Polyvore community, shut the whole site down and redirected all the links to their own site, which sells clothing.
You could say I was more than a little bit irritated when I discovered hundreds of my Polvore sets and followers were wiped out.
I’m still wading through my Pinterest boards to locate any of the Polyvore sets I’ve shared there, and change the links to direct to my own site. If you’ve saved sets from Polyvore to Pinterest in the past I suggest you do the same, if you haven’t already. No sense sending this company traffic for nada after what they pulled.
Ok, now that I’ve got that off my chest, we can now return to our regularly scheduled blog post!
Even though I can’t use Polyvore anymore, I can still make fashion mood boards using Photoshop. The collage below is a collection of looks that inspired the outfit for this post.
I have a fabulous pair of floral print palazzo pants from the 1940s that I wanted to incorporate with other pieces to create an outfit that was comfy and chic with a 20s/30s vibe. Wide leg pants were popular in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. In the 1970s designers revived the looks of the 30s, and wide leg pants became trendy again. And I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent resurgence.
Some of these Phyrne Fisher photos also helped inspire my outfit.
Loose blouses with ties at a V neckline, referred to as a “Middy”, were fashionable in the 20s and 30s and derived originally from sailor tops. I thought this black chiffon tie neck blouse I thrifted would work just fine. It’s got black lace across the shoulders and back yoke, which is a cool design detail.
The tan straw clutch is from the 1960s. I’m all good with mixing different eras, along with new, thrifted and vintage pieces when putting together an outfit. The more options the merrier as far as I’m concerned.
T strap style shoes were often worn in the 1920s and 1930s. These are Naturalizers and they are incredibly comfortable. Discontinued, but you can find a similar style here.
I’ve accessorized with green clip on 50s earrings and a bakelite bead bracelet.
The jacket is from April Cornell. It’s a versatile piece that goes with so many things and has a nice vintage-y vibe to it.They no longer make it, but there is very similar one here.
Till next time….
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