Sartorial Savvy For Wearing This Vintage Look
BY GLENDA HARRISON
This style story stars a recently-purchased vintage Leslie Fay skirt from somewhere between the mid-80s – early 90s. It was in mint condition, and my goodness, it has pockets.
It goes without saying, some things are always in need of celebrating: summer fun, the scent from a floral garden, a sunny disposition, and a skirt that’s oh-so pretty, and twirl-worthy, that you absolutely must wear it with a crinoline. Did I just say crinoline? Yes indeed, and I found one on E-bay.
Bring a garment into the current decade by pairing it with modern touches.
Make a colorful garment stand out by pairing it with a non-color. By wearing black, the colors in the skirt are even more pronounced. If I had worn hot pink or orange, the over saturation of color wouldn’t give this twirl-worthy skirt the attention it deserves.
Balance is key: Since I gave the skirt more volume, I needed to wear a fitted top.
The perfect shape was given to the skirt by selecting a knee length crinoline. The knee length allows the lower portion of the skirt to cascade freely.
Now is the season to bare our feet. Take care of them by treating yourself to a weekly pedicure, at home or at a spa.
It’s no secret I love to show my shoulders. Keep your shoulders luminous by moisturizing and exfoliating.
Belts are an excellent way to give your waistline more definition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glenda Harrison is the contributing style expert for GRAND – The lifestyle magazine for awesome GRANDparents, Vibrant Nation, and Midlife Boulevard. Glenda has written an inspirational memoir titled, A Place Called Peace and her latest book is True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface