6 Of The Best: Vintage Party Pieces
Rejoice, party season is upon us! And with it, the endless stream of invites – extended family dinners, office dos, the dreaded plus ones. Ensure that you’ll never have to endure an awkward moment (or a dull one) by investing in one of these conversation-stimulating vintage finds to get the festivities going.
Words by Chrissi Smith
Life’s Rich Tapestry:
Yves Saint Laurent
Hark back to classic Yves Saint Laurent for beautiful (very current) upholstery-style tailoring. Best paired with neutral pieces to avoid emulating a sofa – try narrow suit pants and chunky velvet sandals, courtesy of N°21 or Chloé, for a truly exuberant look.
From Marc Jacobs to Rosie Assoulin, exaggerated proportions are a recurring runway sensation, and so too are Chanel’s eternally chic wide-leg trousers. Amp up the glamour with Ashish’s sequin and lace camisole, layered over a paper-thin polo neck for added cool.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: embellish, embellish, embellish. It’s the failsafe way to boost your everyday wardrobe into partywear perfection, and what better update is there than an oversized vintage Dior necklace?
Dare To Be Decadent:
If bags could talk, this vintage Fendi would be dominating all party conversation. From the leopard-print calf hair to the gold adornment and tassels, this cross-body style oozes the opulence prevailing over AW16’s holiday season.
Instantly contemporise your faithful LBD with Céline’s tough-girl-chic, patent belt. Use it to cinch in your waist for a feminine silhouette, then simply add attitude for rockstar appeal.
More Is More:
Yves Saint Laurent
Take inspiration from Hedi Slimane and Jeremy Scott’s AW16 Saint Laurent/Moschino collections and embrace all things eighties when accessorising your partywear. Slick back your hair, pile on the eye makeup and let these earrings do the talking.