Retro style type

If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.
— Coco Chanel
 

YOU ARE:

Ladylike and nostalgic. You have a love for the past and its values. You love fashion and the history of it. You enjoy styling your hair, makeup and clothes – high-maintenance is not an issue for you. You love vacation spots with rich history – like Rome.

LOOK:

Sweet, feminine, cute, well-coiffed.

YOU WANT:

Connection with the past.

COMFORTABLE IN:

A springy gingham shirtdress and tasseled loafers.

CLOTHING TYPES:

Clothes, hair and makeup all inspired by one era, or mix old with new clothing styles in one outfit. Second-hand brooches, peter pan collars, belted looks. Classic Hollywood or Mod shapes and necklines. Details like contrast-color banding, buttons, bows. Patent leather, knits, silk, fur, plaid, sequins, lace, chiffon.

COLORS:

Primary colors, feminine colors and neutrals including graphic black and white, monochromatic outfits. Stripes, polka dots, gingham, geometric prints, argyle, psychedelic, fun prints like cherries and big graphic prints.

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GREAT PIECES TO INVEST IN:

Flare jeans, sailor pants, mom jeans, high-waist pants and skirts, flared midi skirts, denim shirts, mock neck tops, rompers and jumpsuits, jumper dresses (or pinafores), trapeze tops and dresses, one-of-a-kind dresses and jackets, shift dresses, glam sequin dresses, maxi dresses, car coats, swing jackets.

we recommend:

Leather satchel handbag, quilted purse, mini bags, white leather bags and shoes, Mary Jane heels, platforms, espadrilles, kitten heels, statement hats and gloves, decorative hair accessories. Unique blast-from-the past accessories like big bangles, piles of pearl necklaces, sparkly brooches, turban headband, scarves as headbands, neck scarves, big stud earrings, fun color/shape sunglasses like cat-eye or Ray-Bans, oversized clutches.

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KEY:

Get inspired with a certain decade or era. Balance retro glamour pieces with simpler neutral pieces and modern elements to keep the look fresh—and to not look too costumey. Choose an element that will unify your outfit, for instance, repetition of a particular color or pattern.

JEWELRY:

Big jewels, pearls, intricate long drop earrings.

MAKEUP:

Red lips, winged eyeliner, or other vintage-inspired elements.

HAIR:

Inspired by the past with shaped curls or bangs.

ELEGANT:

Dressing up comes naturally to you! Go nuts with super feminine and elegant looks inspired by the past.

CAREER:

You love old values. Great as a homemaker or jobs with flexible time/shorter hours, possibly creating a blog about home-related topics.

CELEBRITIES:

Emma Stone, Zooey Deschanel, Dita Von Teese, Chloe Sevigny, Daisy Lowe, Kirsten Dunst, Katy Perry, Adele, Alexa Chung, Mischa Barton, Milla Jovovich, Eva Mendes, Nicole Kidman, Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks’ character on Mad Men), Drew Barrymore