A couple of easy pieces can give that look!
With the hit T.V. show “Mad Men”, and historical movies like, “The Great Gatsby” that show off beautiful vintage styles, and graceful lady-like looks, some of us really want to get those pretty looks just for ourselves. We wonder where and how we can pull off a lady-like vintage style, without being too showy, or looking like we are wearing a costume. Some shops or websites actually carry the real deal when it comes to vintage pieces from certain eras and decades, but the price can be steep. What one can do is to simply try on different hats & sunglasses to create a fun vintage look and feel with just a couple of these accessories.
Hats & Headpieces: Stylish, fun, and functional.
Hats are one of the easiest way to create a vintage look, and can be worn by men and women alike. Starting with the time period Twenties thru Forties, one can wear a close fitting small hat, like a cloche, or a fedora. If these hats have fun details, like feathers, stones, or veils, this just adds an extra punch of style. Shapes are important, but details can be key. For the gentleman, a hat with a small brim, like fedoras, quickly transform any outfit, as the hat is easily the first thing seen. For the more daring fierce fashionistas, a fascinator will add drama , height, and compliments galore, and the look is so very British.
To create a mid-century look straight from the Fifties & Sixties, the pill-box shape is one that is most recognizable, and can be fun to wear. The crown is high on a pill-box hat, allowing plenty of room to add extra trim, feathers, plastic fruit & flowers, plus a fun veil!
A beret is a soft floppy hat, and can be worn a variety of ways to show off looks, and is great for a late-sixties mod feel and look.
Another easy way to create Vintage looks and style is to accessorize with different shapes and style of sunglasses. Since the aviator sunglasses were created by Ray Ban
in the early part of the last century, sunglasses are easily the accessories we wear the most. Different styles and shapes of sunglasses can evoke vintage looks easily, starting with the early part of the century Twenties thru Forties. Round airplane goggle shaped glasses look funky, and whimsical, and give a vintage look. For a vintage look closer to the Fifties thru the Seventies, the first look is “cat-eye” sunglasses and really show off the face and speak Fifties all the way. Moving up to the Sixties and Seventies, the small round “granny glasses” that John Lennon wore easily give a bohemian hippie vibe. Bigger sunglasses dominated the late Seventies and early Eighties, with a cool elegant look, and can look fabulous with a hippie style printed scarf around the head. Sunglasses are an easy and cheap way to get any Vintage look that will turn heads. Remember to shop at Owl Talk Clothing whenever you need vintage looks and style. Open 7 days a week Owl Talk Clothing 5060-b Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90041