Three continents in one week! Can you believe it? I just got back from a month of traveling for both pleasure and work, including visits to trade shows in Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam. Next up: London! What a busy year so far! If you didn’t see them already, I Instagrammed a few photos for @ModCloth while I was abroad, and you can follow me, too, for more peeks into my upcoming trips.
When I was in Europe, I noticed a ton of nautical resort styles (which seemed to be echoing my across-seas adventures), so I thought I’d share some retro nautical catalog shots I found that serve as inspiration for some of what you’ll find on our site this month.
I love everything about the vintage images below, especially the tiny details on the clothes like gold anchor buttons and fit-and-flare silhouettes. Don’t you just want to throw on some stripes and set sail back to the ’50s?
The imagery above put our team in the mood to create similar retro-inspired looks, and it got me thinking about reinvention. Even though nautical inspiration appears each time we approach summer, it still manages to be chic and continually ‘on-trend.’ These trends often come and go, and come back again with surprising twists. That said, I think the true craft of styling vintage is about drawing inspiration from the past and making it into something fresh and new.
We have a lot more excitement in the pipeline, so stop by again soon, and also keep an eye out for our New York Fashion Week coverage in coming weeks. Before I sign off, though, you tell me: In what ways will you be letting the past inspire your present?