Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Seventies Americana

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! For this look, I styled a couple of my favorite vintage pieces in my wardrobe together: this seventies red, white and blue zig zag striped dress and seventies preppy white sweater. It's more difficult to find authentic seventies vintage pieces so when I do find a seventies gem like this dress or sweater, I'm always stoked. I thrifted this little red, white and blue dress a couple years ago and have worn it countless times. I really love its retro silhouette, all American colors and groovy zig zag stripe pattern. You can see how I styled it last year on my blog here.  

I thrifted this preppy white sweater more recently and couldn't wait until the weather cooled down just a touch so I could style it with the dress. You can see how I've styled it previously on my blog here. I love the preppy all American feel of the sweater; it's so different from what I'm typically drawn to but it's just such a statement seventies piece. I played up the red, white and blue color aesthetic of the dress-sweater combination with a vintage Budweiser bandana worn around my neck and denim platform heels. I accessorized with several vintage accessories and statement shades. A swipe of red lipstick pulled the whole look together. 

Photos by Elissa Rumford. You can browse more of her work on her website here or her Instagram here

Red, white & blue dress: Vintage
Preppy cardigan: Vintage
Yellow sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Red sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
White layered necklace: Vintage
Lipstick: ColourPop
Budweiser bandana: Vintage
Celestial earrings: c/o Zaful
Denim platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Golden purse: Vintage
Golden ring: Vintage
Golden watch: Vintage