How to Mix Vintage Accessories with a Little Black Dress

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The little black dress is a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. You can credit Audrey Hepburn with this must have basic. She was always chic and demure and millions of fashionable women since have run out and added a little bit of Audrey to their wardrobes.
The problem with that is that everyone has a little black dress. How do you create a unique look that will help you stand out from the sea of ebony frocks? Here are 4 vintage accessories that will take you from ordinary to extraordinary in an instant.
target wrap dress
Target.com
1. Wear multiple necklaces
A stunning necklace or five can make you look like Coco Chanel herself. Layer metals and styles to create a high end, couture look.
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available at Annie Sherman
2. Wear one bold piece
When you are going for a chic look, your little black dress should be clean and streamlined. A stunning brooch can add a perfect dose of intrigue to a day or evening dress.
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available at Michelle’s Vintage Jewelry
3. A clutch
Straw, exotic skins, beads-the clutch comes in all shapes, sizes and textures. A touristy straw clutch can add a touch of whimsy to a modern cotton day dress. But if you want to go for a red carpet look, go for glitz with a sparkly beaded or rhinestone clutch.
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available at Vintage Bag
4. Shoes
While Marilyn sang about her best friend, the diamond, today’s woman is buddied up with the new luxury item-shoes. But beautiful shoes don’t have to cost half your rent.
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Geoffrey Beene pumps available at Damn Good Vintage

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5 comments

1 Girl-Woman { 07.18.08 at 9:04 am }

Smart post, smart fashion. I am adding this to our Fashion Web Tour for the weekend.

2 Sandra { 07.18.08 at 9:22 am }

Glad you liked it! And thanks for adding me to the tour!

3 Patti { 07.18.08 at 10:25 am }

Great little helpful hints.Very useful.

4 Sara { 07.20.08 at 3:10 am }

Some really great tips – I love the clutch!

5 belle { 07.20.08 at 9:04 pm }

Great post for a vintage fanatic like me…especially when it comes to vintage jewelry. I hate to pay retail, that’s why my fantasy jewelry wardrobe comes from Beladora.com.

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