1940s InspiredPosted: November 6, 2020 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, navy paperbag pants, red, red slingbacks, white, white short-sleeve sweater 3 Comments
Since my rediscovery of thrift/secondhand/vintage shopping earlier this year, I’ve been leaning hard into my vintage-inspired style, especially 1940s style. I’ve always been drawn to 1930s-1950s style anyway, but 1940s style is a lot easier to recreate than 1950s’ (no puffy skirt, no shapewear), and it’s more functional and practical than 1930s’ too. Of course, I don’t want to look costume-y, so I tend to look for clothes that can be translated into modern outfits. One such piece is this short-sleeve sweater. I paired it with my paper-bag pants for something like this or this, and the pattern of the sweater is interesting enough on its own so I kept the rest of the outfit simple.
Well done and cool that you are able to find thrifted pieces.
You are very “Katherine Hepburn” today. I agree about the 40’s. It is my favorite time period also and I think one can translate it in a modern way, which you have done perfectly.
Thank you, Terri! Katharine Hepburn is one of my 40s style icons so it’s great to know that I’ve managed to capture her look!