SWEET STRIPES & GINGHAM - MODERN 1940s STYLE 🍭💜💖
“Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey!”
I’ve been in a very girly mood lately (see my last post), and I’m not sure if it’s the onset of the ending of Summer that has me craving candy colored pastel hues or if it’s my actual sweet tooth manifesting itself in my outfit choices. Whatever the reason, I pulled together this look for a day out in Brooklyn that ended with grabbing some sweet treats including the most delicious ginger lemonade from SweetHaus and an uber yummy lemon basil sorbet from Odd Fellows.
For this outfit I wanted to evoke the look and feel of a 1940s playsuit by combining both modern & vintage pieces. I love me a good matching set but also love combining separates for a fun twist.
As with many of my outfits, I decided to clash prints by mixing gingham and stripes but ensured the pieces were complementary by using a candy-colored color palette. Lavender and pink work well together and were ideal for this look.
My tie front pinup top is actually a pajama top and is handmade by a lovely shop called Dollydripp. I love wearing these pajama tops as actual tops and have a couple of them from this shop. I'll be featuring the shop in my upcoming Shop & Tell so be on the lookout for that. Below is a peek at how I wore this same gingham top last Summer.
My pink stripe Bermuda shorts are vintage and from Vintage Prep Girl, one of my favorite preppy, print infused shops on Etsy. I actually included a few more shorts from this shop in my "Get The Look" section so be sure to check it out at the end of the post! To accessorize, I rocked my fave pink ankle wrap bow heels, vintage & modern bangle stack, lilac flower ring, retro lunch tin as a purse, black and white polka dot sunnies and pink cherry earrings.