I’ve worn this vintage nautical-print midi skirt a few times on the blog now, and this week, rather than automatically reaching for heels, I went for comfort and styled it with white tennis shoes instead. It’s a look I’ve always been quite fond of on other people but never actually tried myself, and anyway it was time I dug out those plain white tennis shoes (I have lots in all different colours but the white ones had been relegated to the back of the wardrobe for some reason).
Something I realised the other day about wearing vintage: it never really dates (and yes, I realise I’m a bit slow on that point). Unlike new pieces that are working this year’s trend (which can look a little “last year” when you wear them the following season), vintage pieces are never totally on trend in the first place, so they rarely go out of fashion. This skirt was bought from eBay a few years ago and I still love it – you can see two very different ways I’ve styled it here and here. I’ve been scouring the interwebs for similar printed midi skirts that have a vintage look to them (see my selection at the end of the post), and my favourite is this gorgeous Santorini print midi skirt from Chicwish – a total bargain at less than 30 quid.
Do you have any vintage pieces that you bring out year after year? What are your secrets to styling them – and do you agree with me that they never really date? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. If you want to see all the vintage pieces I’ve worn on the blog, why not follow my My Style – Vintage board on Pinterest? You’ll notice the same pieces have been styled many different ways 🙂
Skirt: Vintage, Tanks: Topshop / F+F Clothing at Tesco, Tennis shoes: Unknown (old), Ray-Bans: c/o Sunglasses Shop, Hairband: Accessorize, Watch: Asos. Check out these midi beauties – great vintage-style skirts you can buy online now!