Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery #IWillWearWhatILike

Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style

Blame it on The Queen’s Gambit, but I’ve gone mad for vintage shirts lately.

Two weeks ago on the blog I wore my new Stine Goya shirt which looks very vintage, so my love for that and my love for all the stunning outfits Beth wore in TQG officially have me poring over Etsy and eBay for bold vintage shirts and blouses. Because 2020/21 have become the years of the Zoom call, the top half is what’s important right now.

And oh, how I’m enjoying my love affair with 60s and 70s patterns and prints, and the joy that comes with scoring the perfect one.

Case in point: this incredible orange, lime, brown and white spot/geometric patterned vintage 70s shirt. As you can imagine, my heart did a little leap when I clocked it…!

 

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Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style

It was crying out for gold jewellery, so I dug out my vintage lion pendant (first worn here, last worn here) and added another gold link necklace at the collar. The colours in the shirt were picked out by the trousers, and the tones of the snakeskin belt worked with them too.

The best thing about these vintage shirts? I’m making my fashion slower and trying to avoid New as much as possible. Not increasing my carbon footprint where my vintage shirt obsession is concerned.

This is ACTUALLY the outfit I wore that day, all day, round the house. I decided I wanted to dress up again and not spend the day in jeans or sweats or just fitness clothes. I did my hair. I did my makeup. And BOY did it do wonders for my wellbeing. Now that the light seems to be just at the end tunnel  – following Boris’s announcement of the road map till June – it’s brightened my mood no end.

Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style

There’s even glorious sunshine today that’s also predicted for the next seven days – how’s about that for positivity? I went for a run on Monday for the first time since before Christmas so it’s great to get that back on track again. Although this post is two days late (#busy) I’m feeling good about things (not just due to my slow fashion spending spree). It was overdue.

What are you doing to slow your fashion habits down at the moment – and do you happen to be as obsessed about vintage prints as I am? Comment below…

 

Stay safe, XOXO

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Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style
Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style
Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style

Shirt: eBay (you might like this one, this one or this one)
Trousers: Asos (similar)
Belt: & Other Stories (similar)
Shoes: Melissa at Asos (they’re vegan and verrrrrry comfy)
Pendant: Vintage (love this one and this one)
Necklace: & Other Stories
Watch: FitBit
Bag: Asos (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos

 

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Styling a Vintage 70s Shirt With Vintage Jewellery: Catherine Summers is wearing an orange, green and brown patterned vintage 70s shirt with gold jewellery, brown paperbag trousers, pointed flats & oversized sunglasses | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Style
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26 Comments

  1. 9 March 2021 / 10:31 am

    SO in love with the vintage 70s vibe of this post Catherine! <3

  2. 5 March 2021 / 12:12 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how much of a difference putting ourselves together…and a little bit of sunshine makes?! I love the vintage shirt, it has such a cool vibe, you look beautiful!
    Debbie

  3. 27 February 2021 / 3:39 pm

    The 70’s are def my favorite decade so I love love love this look!

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 10:34 am

      They’re my fave too, Erica – thank you hon! x

  4. 27 February 2021 / 8:57 am

    What a stunning print. It looks amazing!

    Danielle xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 10:35 am

      Thanks so much Danielle 😀 x

  5. 26 February 2021 / 10:26 pm

    What a great find! In YOUR colors, too! Love how you styled it. I’m trying to restyle things in my closet with small additions. I bought a very cool 70s paisley dress on Etsy that turned out to be too big! So now I have to figure out if it’s worth it to have it tailored. I will keep trying if I can find cool things like this shirt!

    xx Darlene

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 10:37 am

      I will admit that I’m feeling very smug about my find, Darlene…!! Thank you 😉
      As for your paisley dress – if you love it then it’d be totally worth it to get it resized I think!

  6. Pilar
    26 February 2021 / 6:44 pm

    I love vintage but feel like I won’t know how to style it….
    For slowing my fashion choices I am purchasing only (or trying) natural fibers. That forces me to shop more around and find stuff that I really love not only something that’s “in style”.

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 10:49 am

      Pilar it’s fabulous to know that you’re doing that, anything that makes us more conscious of the choices we make is a good thing!

  7. 26 February 2021 / 5:43 pm

    Goodness gracious certainly obessesd about your look Catherine and that is because I have always loved everything 60s and 70s. Taking a virtual bow here xxxxx Thanks for hosting. Sabina

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 10:49 am

      Sabina thank you – the 60s and 70s really were the time for incredible prints, weren’t they?!

  8. 26 February 2021 / 5:38 pm

    Love that blouse and how you’ve paired it with the snakeskin belt. I’ve been shopping vintage for years and always feel like along with finding the most unique items I’m also resourcing instead of always buying new.

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 11:04 am

      I’ve been shopping vintage for years too, Norah… isn’t it great to have totally unique pieces?! My favourite items in my wardrobe are all my vintage items…!

  9. 26 February 2021 / 1:39 pm

    A gorgeous print and 70s vibe! I am not buying fast fashion. If the clothes are cheap, someone in the production process is being robbed.

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 11:05 am

      You’re so right Gail – and the effect on the environment from the textile industry is pretty devastating. While I’m not 100% perfect, I’m doing my best to change my habits x

  10. 26 February 2021 / 11:46 am

    Catherine, this shirt and outfit are simply amazing! And that lion necklace is magnificent! I have been shopping mostly second hand lately myself to reduce my carbon footprint. There are so many beautiful things to be found that were preloved! But I did just go on a shopping spree with my sister yesterday, buying both new and thrifted things. Sometimes I do cave in to the retail demons that haunt me! Ha.

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      1 March 2021 / 11:12 am

      I think there’s a special kind of thrill with finding an amazing preloved piece, isn’t there Shelbee?! Thank you my lovely x

  11. 26 February 2021 / 3:30 am

    You look super chic, loving this whole look! Thank you for hosting this link up!

    Life is a Shoe

  12. 25 February 2021 / 9:04 pm

    Love the big 70’s sunnies!! And it was so back to the 70s with that shirt.

  13. 25 February 2021 / 7:56 pm

    I love neutrals and classic style, but I do love a good loud shirt too. Stunning Catherine xx

  14. 25 February 2021 / 7:02 pm

    Gosh, I really need to understand how eBay works. I love those kind of blouses, preferably polyester. Yes really. Thanks for hosting.

  15. 25 February 2021 / 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous as always Catherine. I too fell in love with Beth’s outfits in The Queens Gambit. And I would never have thought of looking on Etsy for vintage clothing xxx

  16. 25 February 2021 / 6:29 pm

    You look incredible, Catherine, especially in that ECU! Gorgeous! The shirt is awesome, by the way.
    I actually made an effort today, too – wearing proper clothes and make-up. It really does help, doesn’t it? We’re still in full lockdown here in Portugal. Hopefully, we’ll get some good news too.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

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