(Image above: Wardrobe photo found at the blog of Softspoken)
As we’ve been noticing over the past few months, in difficult economic times, women’s fashion tends to shift toward the sturdy, clean-line constructions of menswear. We’ve been seeing a number of such menswear-inspired items passing through the ModCloth writing team’s garment racks, and as a man myself, I’m naturally drawn to these looks. That’s why this homey outfit photo from Softspoken attracted my attention and inspired me to use it in today’s entry. She’s taken a number of familial vintage pieces, from her mom’s 70s high-waisted trousers to her dad’s 80s plaid shirt, and combined them with current items, such as an on-trend fedora and draping beaded necklace, to create a cute and contemporary-yet-retro ensemble on a budget. For a similar look, you may want to try slipping on the Puget Plaid Tunic and keeping it un-buttoned over The Girly Alterna-tee and tucking that into the Studio 54 Jeans. Add the finishing touches with the K-Fedora and the Just Bead It Necklace Set to look fiercely feminine.