Monday, 4 March 2013

Vintage style: Boohoo-licious

Anyone who's been reading this blog over the past year will have swiftly picked up that I'm not so much of a vintage shopper, but instead prefer to find high street clothes I can style in retro ways. I'm also always on the lookout for a bargain - repro clothes can cost an absolute fortune and I just don't have the money for that. Plus I also don't want to look like I've stepped out of a kitsch postcard, I prefer subtle style and most of all flattering shapes, which is why I like 50s style in the first place.

A while back I wrote a post about some of the great vintage-inspired clothes you could find at great prices from Tesco, who, in my opinion, have gone downhill a bit recently. Instead I find myself increasingly turning to my new favourite bargain shop, boohoo.com

The dress and boots in the following outfit cost me a grand total of £27! I've added an old Oasis cardigan and stretchy waist belt from Forever 21 to create an outfit with a fairly small nod to the 50s, but still retaining a good degree of the modern with the skirt length and materials.



This is the dress...

Sara Long Sleeve Viscose Skater Dress, £12

And these are the boots...


Shania Suedette Wooden Heeled Shoe Boot, £15

I didn't have high hopes for the boots - boots for £15 were bound to be bad and the picture hints at poor quality with the cheap looking heels and white-edged black material, but actually I was presently surprised. The wooden heels are darker than the picture indicates and therefore look much nicer and the suedette material doesn't look nearly as nasty as in the picture either


What I really like about Boohoo, apart from the prices, is that nearly all of their styles come in a variety of colours. The above dress also comes in grey, blue, coral and black, for example.

Here's some other lovely vintage-ish styles from the site at the moment.

Lola Indigo Supersoft Denim Skinny Jeans in Indigo, £20

Kitty Off The Shoulder Crop Top, £10

Alexis Floral Printed Strap Skater Dress, £20

Lucinda Box Pleat Floral Print Denim Skater Dress, £25

Emma Contrast Strap Midi Dress, £20

Happy shopping!


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