Today’s work style inspiration that I photographed at the adults-only after-work Melbourne Museum’s SmartBar event is a little bit different. Are you someone who likes to wear vintage clothing to work? Jessica who I featured on Monday wore “vintage Cue” and DJ Andy McClelland whom I featured yesterday was also in a smart vintage ensemble. At the risk of sounding like a clothing nuff-nuff, the term “vintage” should apply to older pieces – say from the 60s and earlier. The term “retro” usually applies to pieces from the mid ’60s to ’70s and from what I understand is not applied to pieces from the ’80s and beyond just yet. The latter are usually simply referred to as “secondhand”.
All said and done, I like to wear 1940s/1950s dresses to work. Personally I tend to go for one vintage piece and keep everything else relatively modern as I’m someone who likes to mix things up. However as a lover of vintage clothing, I was completely taken with today’s polished BusiChic who sports head-to-toe vintage which she has embellished with some modern accessories, take a look:
If you are someone who likes vintage and second-hand clothing, you might like to check out the next Take2Markets which is hosted by a friend I made through Twitter, Rina. From her tweets, I’ve seen that a number of retailers will be there, like Circa Vintage who specialise in – well, vintage – as well as Paris 99 who stock some pretty amazing designer secondhand. The market is usually women’s clothing only but it might be worth asking to see if Nicole from Circa Vintage is bringing in any blokes gear!
I really like her make up too that would look great whether with a business suit or a simple blouse-pencil-skirt-pumps look. Thanks for the idea, Emma!