Jewish Journal

Recycled Fashion: Vintage Black for Spring

by Rebecca Weiner

May 9, 2014 | 11:30 am

When thinking about spring fashion, usually bright colors, crisp whites, and fun florals come to mind. It is spring after all, when colors (and plants! the birds! the bees!) come back to life after a cold, bleak winter, like the extreme 65 degree and sunny winter we had here in LA. However, just because prints and brights are in, it doesn't mean that you need to give up on wearing black, a both seasonless and timeless color.  Apparently, even though black never really went out of style, I've seen a lot of magazines proclaiming "Black is Back!" for spring. So I guess, black is really the new black? Fun fact: Kanye West tweeted way back in 2008 that "Black is the new black." This is definitive proof that he is really beyond his time. 

Back to my point- black can work great for spring, especially in dress form. For me, since black dresses are so common, when I buy one these days, it has to have something special. And what's more special than a vintage dress, especially when it incorporates modern (or rather, newly re-modernized) elements? Take for example, this great dress that I found at a local GoodWill a little while back. 
This dress was the perfect combination of feminine details in a figure flattering shape. I love high necks and this has a nice one with scalloped edges, and it has a cool pleating/chevron design that makes it super interesting. Not to mention the longer length, which is both a vintage element and right on trend ("midi" length, if you're not familiar). I made the dress extra flirty with the addition of my favorite wood block heels, classic Ray-Bans, and a pastel vintage purse (yet another trend for spring- pastel!) This was probably my favorite look that I've styled to date- I feel easy, breezy, and fashionable, all for under $20 (minus the sunglasses). 
Vintage black midi dress: $8, thrifted via GoodWill
Target brand brown wood sandals: $4, thrifted
Vintage pastel, quilted purse: $5, thrifted 
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators via Macy's
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My name is Rebecca and while I’m relatively new at blogging myself, I have been an avid reader and supporter of blogs for many years now. I am motivated by my desire to both...

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