The thesis of this blog, from a sartorial standpoint, is mixing vintage with contemporary brands: not everyone can and wants to rock a 100% vintage wardrobe (myself included). Vintage rules because it’s totally unique and a more sustainable way to shop. And current brands rule because they’re more accessible and “on trend.” And when you mix vintage with modern brands, you get the best of both worlds.
I’ve found that my favorite contemporary shops and brands lean heavily on vintage styles (patterns, fabrics, silhouettes, etc) for inspiration. Some even use deadstock vintage fabrics, like Reformation, or literally create a garment’s pattern from a vintage silhouette. It’s not uncommon for contemporary designers to purchase unique vintage pieces and deconstruct them to replicate the pattern for upcoming collections.
I discovered Dear Society, a boutique based in Kansas City, on Instagram. And fell in love with them for the exact reason stated above. While they stock both vintage and contemporary pieces, even their contemporary styles are vintage-inspired. They also focus on supporting local and indie artisans and designers. I highly recommend checking our their online shop, and definitely give ’em a follow in Instagram. I’ve scored a few great pieces via DM!
When styling this white jumpsuit, I took inspiration from the raw hem and doubled down on a casual weekend vibe. I added my flat Soludos espadrilles for comfortable walking and palm leaf hat for sun protection. I stayed in a neutral palette and let the combination of different natural textures be the visual intrigue.
Scroll down to shop some of my favorite neutral pieces for summah ☀☀☀