New season, new fashion. Or possibly: vintage fashion, new to you.
Either way, fall’s tempting styles, colors and trends from past and present might be the ticket for a stylish mental escape, as many of us try to soothe our psyches and lift our spirits after a challenging spring and summer. Clothes can do that.
For fall, many designers looked to the past for inspiration while also delivering of-the-moment, statement-making styles with interesting details that feel modern and inviting. Neutral colors such as gray and almond seem to bring a much-welcome feeling of calm these days, with the bonus of looking luxurious and, dare we say, elegant. Oklahoma women are not afraid to embrace color though.
While many of the new fall styles have a familiarity about them, the original offerings from decades ago look just as good and are already being eyed by fashion-savvy enthusiasts who appreciate the tailoring and design of each piece. Mixing vintage with current styles is a trend all its own – and it’s always in style. Mixing it up creates modern flair, a more individual look, self-expression. Incorporating looks from past years or decades into a new wardrobe has never been more popular. It works well into another trend from the fall 2020 runways: the mash-up of separates for a look that’s unexpected and fun.
So, pair a top-handle metallic bag from the ’30s with a favorite little black dress. Channel Jackie Kennedy in a ’60s-style fitted dress and coat look. Or take a cue from the runway and wear a bandeau with a high-waisted skirt and jacket.
Photography: Shevaun Williams
Model: Shree Ranebenur
Stylists: Jessi Murray and Anna Frost
Location: Oklahoma Railway Museum
Luggage: Robinson’s Repurposed