At the start of the year I resolved to tackle one vintage fashion challenge each month. Now we come to May:
Supplant my search for basic clothing with vintage basics.
|Vintage American Tourister bag found on Etsy|
Not that I’m going to Paris, but I do like to imagine that suitcase and what would be in it.
I asked my Facebook circle what three items they considered most basic in their wardrobes. About 1/3 included jeans, 1/4 t-shirts. White shirts or blouses, black pants, cardigans, and black skirts were well represented.
|1968 image, uncredited|
“cute little brown Hush Puppy flats”
“black shrug sweaters”
“vintage shrunken Levis for girls jean jacket”
“red tights”You can almost picture the signature looks of these people!
|Molla Mills...I wonder if red tights are basic for her|
I looked online for wardrobe basics, various lists compiled to be the most important items for a woman to have in her closet. I see a lot of things I don’t have and I don’t care if I have. The lists online only slightly intersect my own. I don’t wear jeans even though I have nothing against them. I really don’t wear pants very often, and when I do I feel like I’m wearing a costume!
My three basics? I probably would have to pick a black blazer jacket, clogs and a bright raincoat.
What are your three most basic wardrobe items? Are they vintage, or could they be vintage?