04 November 2009

Four Ways: 60s Suit

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I ran across this Irish wool 60s suit at one of my favorite vintage spots a couple of weeks ago and couldn't resist the amazing fall colors. When I got home, I put it on and looked in the mirror. Much to my disappointment, I looked too much like I was wearing a 60s costume - nothing modern about it. The colors that were so beautiful hanging on the rack were now completely overwhelming. Dismayed, I hung it in my closet where it's been teasing me ever since. So here's a little look at what I did to break up the pieces.

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  • First I paired the skirt with my go-to combination: a belted cardigan and boots (with a beret, of course). T-shirt: James Perse, cardigan: thrifted Abercrombie, boots, belt & beret: vintage, purse: vintage John Romain
  • For a casual everyday sort of outfit, I paired the jacket with jeans and boots. Sweater: H&M, jeans: Superfine, scarf: H&M, boots & beret: vintage, purse: vintage Coach

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  • Next I paired the jacket with a simple black mini dress, a slouchy cardigan, tights and boots. This is my version of comfortable. Dress: H&M, boots, cardigan & beret: vintage, purse: vintage Coach
  • Last I paired the skirt with a short sleeved sweater and big scarf. Sweater: vintage cashmere, scarf: H&M, beret: vintage, shoes: Seychelles, purse: vintage

39 comments:

Maria Confer said...

It looks amazing as separates!! I adore the length of the jacket.

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jayne said...

wow this four ways post is amazing! i particularly love the way you wore the jacket

gina said...

Great looks! The suit pieces are stunning as separates, and look very different then when paired together. I love when bloggers show different ways to wear the same item.

CocoCherie said...

Great style concept!

calivintage said...

wow, this is seriously inspirational for me. these are all such beautiful styles. it really renews my interest in finding a nice vintage suit. i think i had the same hesitation that you had, but these are the perfect solution!!!

mariel said...

i just love how you broke up the separates-- the top two looks are my favorite. in the top right photo, you can barely tell that it's a vintage jacket, which just shows that you picked a real gem and made it modern.

Kelley Anne said...

Oh that's wonderful. I really like the first one especially. Great ideas!

FrivolousFlapper said...

definitely a fantastic idea! v. inspirational!

Lexie said...

four way posts are my fave!

you are so good at wearing vintage; you never, ever look costume-y at all!

VestedBeeVintage said...

They all amazing but if had to choose I'd go with the first sets of photos! Awosme!

Anna said...

wow those are so cute as separates! great choices!

the spectator said...

I adore the colors in your suit, being partial to that palette myself, however I can see what you mean when the suit is worn alone. I love each of the four looks.
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Aradia said...

All the looks are nice but I specially like the second and third ones. These looks seem very modern and comfortable. Love your handbags too!

Jules said...

Gorgeous in different ways. =D

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VintageFrantic said...

Wow, amazing idea, and amazing execution! Definitely inspired me, great job!

Rose said...

wow, i love it! The colours are gorgeous, and I love how you paired it with the other items.

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St├ęphanie said...

FABULOUS !

Corinna said...

i love that kind of post, very creative!

mokath said...

It looks great.

pennycones said...

Absoultely fantastic!

Love all the combo's

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Ashley said...

Amazing colour and texture! Love all 4 styles! If I have to choose my fav would be the one paired with the black mini!

Anonymous said...

Ireally love the colours of the suit. And my 2 fav ways are the last two ... kinda french chic. Absolutley love your style!

blackdog finds said...

These outfits rock! I love them all!

Lacey Starr said...

you did a fabulous job! so nice to see you in pants.

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

i love all four looks! i have a vintage 50s/60s pendleton skirt suit that i have to break up similarly. it's just waaaaaaaay too much look to be worn together.

Rachel C. said...

excellent!

Katy said...

Works very well as separates! I can see why it would be a bit much worn together, though. :-)

Aya Smith said...

What fantastic styling! You are a genius :)

Em said...

I love the first two the best!
Where do you/did you get your boots?

Sara said...

You are always so wonderful at this! I love these 4-Ways posts so much; it's visible proof that you don't have to go shopping all the time for fresh looks! So inspirational.

lahmode said...

This is lovely - you did a wonderful job! :)

Milena said...

I like the complete suit, but your combination on the last picture makes it even better!
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Emily-Lue said...

Love it, especially those with the jacket :)

dave said...

Those Suits are cool.I like their colors and prints. Great idea for Suits and giveaways

dearilou said...

What a cunning little suit! Love love!

april said...

Gorgeous! I love the mixes, but I would definitely be tempted to wear it as a suit!

Lemondrop Marie said...

As a plaid fanatic I could never have passed on the suit either, but your creative use of separates is even better than the fab suit alone. I love that you wore it with black tights, I would have chosen brown out of habit, but that black is the best! Love the booties, too. I may have to hang you up in my closet to push me to play with my plaids instead of wearing them in the same old boring ways.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Anonymous said...

The color is nice but I am not loving the fit of the jacket. Maybe it needs tailoring? Skirt looks better.

Ikemba and Melodie said...

wow is all i can say. you are a really amazing and smart dresser.

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