I had a lovely customer come in and ask me, "How do I stay warm without compromising my (retro/pin-up) style?" I first hipped her to this awesome blog that Julie Ann wrote about wearing a vintage dress when it's freezing out and we also discussed vintage knitwear inspirations how to layer and. I got to thinking, "Hrmm, I'm sure a lot of other gals who live in colder climates may be having the same dilemma!"
Don't dismiss knit sweaters, dresses and skirts as just for your Grandmother's! They have the right idea as warmth is key and you can also look pretty darn cute! Like this gal who paired her knit sweater with a lovely wool pencil skirt.
Twin sets were all the rage in the 1950s and it's still a classic look today. Having two warm coordinating layers are not only a fantastic retro vintage style, they add versatility to your wardrobe.
How about a roll neck sweater with a nice graphic paired with trousers for a casual weekend outfit. I love the idea of tying a scarf around your ears for added warmth and check out those awesome cat eye sunglasses!
I can't forget chunky cardigan sweaters. At Cats Like Us we are firm believers that you can never have too many cardigan sweaters! It's lovely how they only have the first few buttons fastened in order to show off their dresses underneath. What a great styling tip!
Another great style to keep you warm and still let your retro style shine, pairing a chunky knit pull-over sweater with a wool skirt. Pendleton Sport had the right idea with this advertisement!
Beautiful knit dresses with matching sweater shrugs are elegant and warm! Add some nice thick wool tights and little booties and you're ready for a Buffalo winter. Haha!
Here is me keeping warm in this beautiful wool knit sweater!
Whether you're looking for a casual look or want to keep warm while wearing your retro dresses, think of these vintage knitwear fashions for some inspiration!
*vintage photo sources: www.pinterest.com