Although I’m more a vintage girl these days, I love lighter retro styles. And one of the most stylish bloggers I know (in person, too!) Nancy Wilde, is one of those nymphs that manage to look amazing in themed outfits, sourcing simple but striking pieces and coordinating them flawlessly. I asked her to put together a few cute themed Polyvore boards with ModCloth retro threads for summer inspiration and here they are. Aren’t they lovely?
Go whimsical for the cutest picnic in the countryside. No matter how clichè this may sound, there’s nothing that screams Spring as much as florals and pastels.
Fantasy fables lurk in the woods, waiting for you to go down the rabbit hole… or at least, dress like Alice. It’s all about gingham, tulle and unsaturated hues!
From lovely teapots to dainty cupcakes, tea parties are possibly the ultimate adorable occasion where you can enjoy your favourite mint infusion and an overdose of muffins. You might as well braid your hair, dance to twee music and set a pretty table in the porch, while showing off a peony-hued coquette frock, paired with vintage details.
Sunday doesn’t have to be dull and boring, you know. Put on your classiest shoes and blouse, only this time add some fun to your attire – if the family laughs at it, even better. Your Sunday outfit will look as playful as it gets and still keep that touch of elegance and grace. Lace, classic wingtips and mid-length 50′s inspired skirts are welcome and always a classic. Do not underestimate how much such glorious clothing combo can spice up your Sunday!
The beret, the stripes and the flats are the perfect allies. Walk along the narrow streets of Montmartre and inhale the essence of La Vie en Rose.
You’ll probably feel tempted but Paris is not a place for high heels – ok, except for the Fashion Week. You should just feel comfortable, practical and absolutely delighted. Feel free to romanticize every single thing about your outfit! Fancy light dresses always work well in Spring and/or Summertime, and so do retro specs – cat-eyed, oversized yé-yé sunglasses would do just fine. Pearls can be a girl’s best friend, specially when you’re in the company of a nice wine.
You don’t have to look like Coco Chanel or any other frenchie’s finest; however, remember you are in Paris and every alley has a magic you can only carry and express through your garments. Why bother trying hard to be the most fashionable lady in the city of lights, when all you need to be is effortlessly chic? After all… “We’ll always have Paris.”, right?
Ahoy, matey! Good news: the rum is not gone and you can drink it all while wearing the most exquisite nautical gowns!
Maritime beachwear is Summertime’s darling and what’s not to love about sailors and pirates? Seafoam shades, Kraken beasts and navy stripes turn out to be inspiring items in this seasick collection. From pin-up hemlines to siren hues, get yourself some fin de siècle neckties and collars, balanced with 40′s austere yet girly cuts, along with Esther Williams iconic swimsuits that will flatter y’all lasses asses, trust me. Set sails, get a pet octopus, flaunt your statement ocean-themed colours by the bay… You’ll be the prettiest mermaid in the harbour!