This autumn I’m looking to a few favourite vintage icons for a little style inspiration. I recently discovered Royal Vintage Shoes a website dedicated to selling vintage style footwear from brands including the excellent Miss L Fire- the Royal Vintage collection sparked my autumn wardrobe wishlist inspiration. Here’s a little look at my autumn wardrobe wishlist…
To work: Vintage style icon Katherine Hepburn was renowned for her ability to mix menswear elegantly into her daytime look. Katherine Hepburn’s look was practical, stylish and simple. The Diana vintage style Oxfords from Royal Vintage Shoes are the ideal footwear choice for creating that classic Hepburn look. A white slim fitting mens shirt from (1) Uniqlo would be great paired with the (2) Royal Vintage Oxfords and pleat front corduroy trouser from (3) Toast.
For the weekend: Inspired by Keira Knightley’s character singer Vera Phillips in film ‘The Edge of Love’ I’ve found myself drawn to 1940’s tea dress styles for autumn, firstly because of their timeless style, comfort and of course because you can wear them with thick tights or knitted socks to keep warm as the temperature drops. The Royal Vintage (1) Dolores slingback 1940’s style shoes would be my ideal choice worn with the (2) House of Foxy Grable mustard tea dress, layered up with a cosy cable knit (3) John Lewis jumper, classic leather gloves and cable knit beret from (4/5) M&S
In the evening: I love these Nita 1940s Ankle Strap Sandals from (1) Royal Vintage Shoes. Mr T & I have a special little trip coming up and have tickets for the Opera in Rome (yelp!!!), so I’m in the market for a pair of evening shoes. I love the 1940’s style heels as they are elegant and you can actually walk in them!! Channeling my inner Rita Hayworth I adore this classic black ‘La Dolce Vita’ evening dress from (2) House Of Foxy.“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – J.K. Rowling