Well I say fall, but you know how fashion works when it comes to shopping (well runway actually), there are two seasons spring/summer and fall/winter, so really this is my fall/winter 2016 wardrobe wishlist! As I put this little list together I noticed just how straightforward it is, and obvious, it turns out on my wishlist for fall are...fall clothes. How inspired. Still perhaps someone will still find it useful to hear how I plan my vintage wardrobe, and perhaps be inspired to be more calculated about their own shopping or sewing for the season ahead!
First thing on my list won't surprise you one bit, it's....
Or new suiting to be exact. Last year I had the great joy of adding two classic vintage 1940s suits to my wardrobe, one in light brown and the other in black. Then I found my Lilly Ann (forever swoon) last spring in Navy. Of course that means I am still on the look out for suits in grey, dark brown, and perhaps a fun color too! I do plan on making at least one suit jacket this year to match a skirt I completed ages ago, in a prince of wales tweed wool. I'd also love to find a black 1950's suiting jacket/blazer to wear with various skirts when I am feeling a more 50's vibe.
Finding vintage suits in my size is a bit of challenge so I really have to keep my eye on Etsy. I bought a brown suit already (and it is beautiful) but when it arrived it didn't fit! The skirt fits perfectly but the jacket is too small. (I'll be listing it on Etsy soon *grumble*) BTW that is my tip for buying suiting online, if the skirt measurements are right then the jacket is probably going to fit too, but my strategy didn't work out this last time! Every vintage seller measures differently and the amount of ease you need to comfortably fit in a suit jacket is more than you'd need for a dress. While this makes finding a dream suit harder, it is so worth it for the thrill of wearing a vintage suit, shoulder pads and all. Power suiting indeed.
More Accessory Sets
New Faux Furs
What about all of you, what is on your fall wardrobe wishlist this year? Let me know in the comments below, and give me your repro coat recommendations too as I'd love to check out some other options. I hope you are all having a most lovely week so far <3