Shopping My Mum’s Wardrobe
My mum is a pretty cool mum. I’ve been meaning to do a ‘shopping my mum’s wardrobe’ post for a while. She has been kind enough to let me look through her wardrobe and go through some of her awesome vintage clothes.
Shopping my mum’s wardrobe:
Mum has a really amazing range of clothes, we both treat our clothes with respect and make sure they are perfectly put away after using them. I like to colour coordinate my wardrobe, however, that’s fallen off the wagon recently!
The vintage finds in mum’s wardrobe range from the 1950s to 1990s, with some of the most spectacular items being from the 80s and 90s. Think shoulder pads, long dresses, cool fabric and individuality!
Despite what people may think, the 80s wasn’t all about neon headbands, leg warmers and really weird styles. A lot of the fashion was reminiscent of the 40s, and this is what I have found in mum’s wardrobe.
That red dress:
I remember my mum wearing this dress and thinking ‘I want to wear that one day’. As a kid, I liked clothes, but I never was very fashionable. I always put my own spin on things – e.g. bike shorts, tartan waistcoat (belonged to the bro) and a floral t-shirt. My clothes clashed, but I didn’t care!
This dress is stunning. It has buttons all the way up (I was naughty and left the two buttons and the end of the dress undone, to show a bit of leg), the pattern is really pretty and there are the tiniest shoulder pads to make me look a little more buff than I actually am.
I styled this dress with my Lotta from Stockholm clogs. Seriously, these shoes go with EVERYTHING. I love them. This makes it the perfect summery look – could be good for a casual wedding, lunch date or summer party!
The checked one:
I love cool patterns. I couldn’t decide if this was checked or gingham, so I decided on checked. It’s a really soft material, quite silky feeling (although it isn’t silk). My mum must have bought this one in the 80s, as the shoulder pads are fairly substantial. There are some cool aspects to this dress – there is a tie type thing, and it is also double-breasted. I love double-breasted! It fits perfectly and I would definitely wear this out!
I, once again, styled this dress with my Lotta from Stockholm clogs. This dress is the perfect wedding outfit!
That’s so Audrey:
I love a good LBD (little black dress). This one is from the 1950s and has the most gorgeous lace detailing on it. The lace is a little discoloured, but the dress as a whole is in really good condition. It has a matching off-shoulder bolero.
The dress’ shoulder straps have velvet bows on them, which I don’t think you can see very clearly in these photos.
This dress really makes me think of Audrey Hepburn, my main fashion inspiration.
I styled this with my 1940s black velvet heels and the white handbag that I got in the 90s (I believe it is from the 60s). See, even in the 90s, I went thrift shopping! This is the perfect cocktail dress, great for those events where you have to get really dressed up!
I can’t tell you which one is my favourite. I like different things about each dress, but I feel like, since there are heaps of photos, that the black 1950s might be my favourite. Maybe because this dress has so many possibilities – the bolero can be worn with different outfits! Mum also just told me that the bolero isn’t supposed to be off the shoulder, but who cares! I think it looks great anyway!
Which dress is your favourite from this ‘shopping my mum’s wardrobe’ post? Would you ever wear anything from the 80s?
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