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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Trends: 70s Bourgeois – Argyle – Suits – Quilting

Last week I put up a blog post of some vintage outfits that I pulled together inspired by current Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion trends. This week, I went back into my vintage collection and put together some outfits following more AW19 fashion trends such as 70’s Bourgeois: 1970’s middle-class, smart attire, Argyle, Suiting, and Quilted fabrics conceptualized as bedding, and bedclothes turned into day clothes.

The 70s is one of my favorite vintage decades so I was well pleased to see this trend still on the runway for another year.

vintage 1970s maxi skirt + COS top

This vintage pleated 1970’s maxi skirt fits right in with the current bourgeoisie trend. I found it at a flea market a couple of years ago for $20. The plaid is lovely, and I really like the metallic gold threads the run through the skirt.

vintage argyle sweater, vintage silk blouse + Helmut Lang trousers + vintage pearl necklace

I only own one article of clothing that is argyle and it’s this much-loved vintage find. It’s 100% wool and covered with moth holes but I’ll never get rid of it. It cost $8 and I love its distressed look. I styled it here with a vintage silk blouse, a vintage pearl necklace found in an antique store, and Helmut Lang black trousers.

vintage pearl necklace from an antique store
vintage 1950s bed jacket + Mango blouse + jeans from Anthropologie

I couldn’t have been happier to see bedding worn as day clothes on the runway because I have a couple of 1940s – 1950s bed jackets that I’m always looking to style in a fresh way, as well as a vintage smoking jacket. I styled this vintage pink number over a lacey blouse from Mango, blue jeans from Anthropologie and Steve Madden boots. It is quite a cozy outfit for fall.

vintage 1950s pink satin bed jacket
vintage men’s smoking jacket

I’ve had this vintage blue smoking jacket for about ten years now. I’ve been tempted many times to get it altered to fit me better but I admit I’m happy I never got around to doing it because I much prefer the oversized fit today.

I bought it from a really cool vintage clothing shop in North Carolina called Putting on the RITZ in Winston-Salem. The shop is in a house and the owner specializes in a lot of old Hollywood vintage glamour. I always look forward to browsing his wonderful inventory.

vintage yellow Christian Dior jacket + wide-leg flannel trousers + All Saints flats

I smiled to myself when I saw the yellow suit jacket on the Ralph Lauren runway. Yellow is not my color but the one yellow article of clothing that I own happens to be a vintage Christian Dior suit jacket that I found at Red, White and Blue Thrift for $6. I love the silhouette and design detail in the jacket like the covered buttons but admittingly I don’t reach for it often because it’s yellow. However, I quite like this outfit so that may change. I styled the jacket with a black blouse, wide-leg flannel trousers, and a pair of All Saint’s flats.

vintage 1970s top + Zara suit with satin trim

The blue and gold Sonia Rykiel suit is gorgeous. I have this vintage 70s top from the Disco era and styled it with a black Zara suit with satin detail on the lapels and trim. I also added the Coach sandals with tights in line with the current trend making this a perfect day to night outfit.

Navy blue Zara blazer + vintage black lace top + vintage blue and black lace pants

The red and burgundy Tom Ford suit is stunning. I took that inspiration and suited up this navy blue, double-breasted Zara blazer with a vintage black lace top, and blue and black lace pants. I’ve worn these lace pants on many special occasions. They are a bit sheer so I always wear them with tights and under a long blazer.

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