Posts Tagged: skinny jeans

Reader Request: Styling Era-specific Items

Tips for making past-era clothing and accessory styles look modern and updated.

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Reader Krysta posted this question in a comment:

I’d love to see a feature where you give suggestions on how a “dated” item – a sweater duster, a superfringey bag/jacket, etc. – could be styled/worn so that it reads less “dated” and more “updated.” Or something. We all have items we love that look like their year of provenance, and minimizing that look would be useful and interesting…

So. For starters, there’s a fine line between pieces that are recognizably retro, like this vintage printed dress: READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-03-26 06:20:57.

Dressed for: The Last of Fall

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, brown tunic, burgundy ponte pants, Frye Jane boots

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable/used
Tunic – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén
Leggings – Macy’s (no longer available) similar/sustainable
Boots – Frye Jane Strappy via eBay
Necklace – Sam Edelman (no longer available) – similar/sustainable

Once again, my photos are lagging behind the weather. I was hoping I’d have a few more snow-free weeks to post lovely fall shots, but alas: We got an inch of the stuff last week and it’s sticking around. So here are the last of the truly autumnal outfits. This one both leaf-heavy and comprised of fall-colored clothes and accessories. READ MORE

Dressed for: Long Layers and Mixed Prints

Already Pretty outfit featuring Karen Kane duster cardigan, oversized houndstooth scarf, skinny jeans, Frye Tabitha tall boots, fringe handbag

Cardigan – courtesy Karen Kane
Tank – Make It Good (made in USA/no longer available) – similar
Scarf – thrifted – similarsustainable
Jeans – Old Navy (old) – similarsustainable (made in USA thru size 24!)
Boots – Frye Tabitha Harness Tall via eBay
Bag – Amazon/DIY (post here) – vintage/handmade fringe bags

My closet no longer brims with prints, but I was pretty pleased when I realized these two geometrics would work together. I thrifted this scarf in San Francisco at least five years ago, and it has made it through dozens of wardrobe cullings for a reason: It’s a classic. The cardigan is a new addition and I adore it. You can’t see them terribly well but the forearms have faux leather patches – such a great finishing touch! READ MORE