Dressed for: Classics New and Old

Already Pretty outfit featuring chambray shirt, leopard print mini skirt, Tsubo Dufay red pumps, vintage black necklace

Chambray shirt, thrifted – similar
Leopard print mini skirt, thrifted – similar
Red pumps – Tsubo Dufay courtesy Tsubo
Earrings, gift – similar
Rhinestone bracelet, J.Crew (no longer available) – similar
Necklace, repurposed vintage – similar

Our recent discussion about classics got me thinking about the ones lurking in my own closet. Red pumps and a multi-strand vintage necklace strike me as traditionally classic pieces, where a chambray shirt and leopard-print skirt might be on their way to classic status.

What items do you see being worn now that might qualify for “new classic” status?

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  • Emma

    Love, love, love. You have totally been on your game lately! Mini skirts, FTW!

  • Aoibhe GinandTonic

    ♥ Chambray! It’s a total classic, albeit a casual classic, looks so fab with a string of pearls, or dressy shorts! Once again a great outfit!

  • Totally agree on all of the above pieces as classics! I regret ever giving up any denim shirts years ago when I was closet cleaning.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

  • Meg

    Love this outfit – something v retro about it!

  • I agree with Emma – you are TOTALLY on your game lately. This is so sassy and chic!

  • You look fantastic in a mini, Sal! I think and hope that midi and maxi lengths will become classics as well (they will in my closet, anyway : >)

  • Ah, love this look! I totally need to invest in a great chambray shirt…my fairly large chest makes finding one that buttons all the way up quite difficult, though. Grr.

    – Samantha

  • That outfit looks so freaking cool on you, Sal.

  • sigourney

    Well, I think animal print shoes, riding boots, THE SCARF, skull-themed fabrics, long necklaces are new classics territory.

    I am a sucker for all these “Games of Thrones”/Fantasy/History-inspired jewellery pieces that are coming this season. The high-end versions are great. I hope the trend stays with us for a while – they would be my new classics.

  • Bex

    Love this look!!! I have been on the lookout for a good denim shirt for awhile now. They are surprisingly hard to find. I love the pockets and the flat-felled seams on this one, so classic indeed.

  • I’m with Sigourney – animal prints are “new classics”. When I was a wee girl, leopard shoes would have been the height of tacky, but now I see them as a neutral. They belong in everyone’s closet!

  • Christa

    You look amazing in this! Wow. I agree with above comments and hope animal prints stay and maxi skirts and dresses. I love pearls and the mixing of gold and silver and rose gold. I did keep a chambray shirt from the early 90’s but have not gotten it down to wear. Again, this look is great on you!

  • Sam

    I really like this outfit. Like, a lot. You look fantastic.

  • Jill

    This is a totally wonderful look for you, Sal. One of my favorites in recent memory.

    I haven’t been into the denim-colored chambray shirts because most of them are faded in a very blandly retro 90s vibe (the 90s are retro now? Yikes). The nice darker “wash” on yours is indeed classic, as is the leopard skirt – animal prints forever!

    The other thing I like is that your pencil skirt is not tight; there’s space between your legs and the sides. This makes your already great legs look even longer and slimmer. I’m convinced that all pencil skirts should fit this way. It’s flattering *and* classy! Future post-fodder?

    And red shoes, yes, yes, yes. I so crave a pair.

  • Thanks to this post, I see my chambray shirt and snakeskin pencil skirt coming together in the very near future. Love this look!