Posts Tagged: duster

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: Not So Long Ago

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue Pure Handknit sweater, black jeans, black ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, black beanie

Hat – Casualbox
Sweater -Pure Handknit via LISSA the Shop – get an extra 10% off sale prices with code PRETTY10
Jeans – Old Navy (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Boots – LD Tuttle via eBay
Earrings – Pulso
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable

I’m gonna hit you with a few multi-outfit posts until my late November/December photos get used up and we can move on to more recent snowy shots! read more

This Week I Love …

… dusters.

OK, OK, I know that this is yet another fashion term I’m using loosely. From what I can gather, an actual “duster” is an ankle-length canvas coat worn by equestrians to protect their clothing from trail dust. I don’t own any of those. Or any horses. But what I do own – and adore – are long coats and sweaters worn as toppers that create dramatic, long lines. Like these:

Vintage Betsey Johnson Duster Cardigan – $109

Gap Long Open Front Cardigan – $49.95 read more