1940's Accessories: Adore-Vintage
I have always thought accessories make the outfit-that and feeling good in what you are wearing. So for me, wearing a great pair of trousers, a pretty blouse, and coordinating cardigan isn't a complete outfit. Not until I add some earrings, a bracelet or two (or three hehe), a sweater clip, and a fantastic handbag. I know most women in the 1940's did not wear fancy hats with their trousers but they did wear hats-usually berets and fedoras. I defiantly want to wear some hats with my outfits especially during the cooler months. The challenge will be to find one that is casual yet still makes a statement.
Although gloves were worn usually with a dress or gown, I will like to try out wearing some dainty gloves when I wear my "dress up" trouser outfits :)
Accessories found in the 1940's:
I may have missed some and if I did don't hesitate to let me know. I was told once to work with what I have. So since I don't have a chance to always go thrifting, Etsy really has provided me with a visual outlet and a learning tool. Sounds corny, but true. I am a visual person so being able to look at the clothes and accessories while I read all the other vintage blogs, books, and articles online about the 1940's fashion--it helps me to put the pieces together in my head. Once that is done then I can start putting some outfits together.
I am sure its easier for others to do this than for me, but I honesly have been such a jeans and t-shirt girl for so long now that I am definatly out of practice hehehe
Here are some visuals of 1940's accessories. You can find who the sellers are by looking at my Favorites list on Etsy. They are all on there hehehe Enjoy the all the pretties!
Also, be open to supplementing. I am as much in love with Bakelite Jewelry as the next vintage gal but they usually run anywhere between 15-150 dollars or more a piece! I know that it is a must have staple for the 1940's gal and I do hope to find some pieces on my trip in April but be open to other materials as well like plastic, lucite, and others. You can find pretty bangles made out of those materials and still have some money to spare for other little pretties to add to your expanding collections.
Tomorrow I will share with you who are my fashion inspirations-from the past to the present-from the glamour girl to the ordinary girl.
What are you favorite types of accessories??