Retro stores online
Often when you buy from retro stores online they will surprise you. It’s amazing what a lucky dip you will find. Prices are so low that you could treat yourself to several objects just for fun. Then you and your friends can all wear them in turn. You can buy a whole dressing up box of things and theme the around different ideas. For example, you can have a glitter night. Invite your friends around and then present hem with a treasure trove of glitter in different sizes. This idea will photograph well! You can also provide glitter make up and shimmering cakes to go with the theme.Or you can have a 1960s party and get lots of mini-dresses and hippy stuff. 1920s theme is always fun with headbands and other flapper accessories.
The eighties are always a popular theme too because it reminds a lot of people of when they were teenagers. You could get bat-wing jumpers, blue eyeliners and tracksuits. Or the nineties you could wear slip dresses. Or why not mix it up? Or theme the party around sportswear, swimsuits or the colour purple. There are so many options and retro online stores will give you inspiration. Don’t forget to add the right kind of food and drink. Decorate the room accordingly. Play music from the era and dance the dances from the right time. You can even play videos in the back ground. Maybe even find card games from the era, or drawing-room games. If it is later on, board games or video games even.
After the party, when you have cleared up, you can relax. Some people like to start on a giant jigsaw puzzle, although that’s not really something you’ll find in a retro online store place. There would be pieces missing! Other ways to relax include colouring in mandalas, or getting a colouring book. Simply reading normal book is relaxing too. Or take a nap. Some people find cleaning relaxing, as by scrubbing the bath you can find a new start in life. Or take a walk in the park. Enjoy the clean air. Look at the trees and laugh at the squirrels. These are good ways to lift your spirits and rest your eyes a moment. For a walk in the park you don’t have to dress up. Enjoy some casual chic.
It has always been traditional to do a New Year shoot. I don’t recommend going out on the moors and actually shooting at birds. But you can get the look. Try wearing tweeds, wellies, and cashmere jumpers.That should keep the cold out. Barbour jackets or waxed jackets. Fair isle jumpers. Riding boots. You can look like a member of the upper crust if you try hard enough. Make sure the clothes are a bit scruffy but you have sufficient hauteur to carry it off. A spaniel or labrador completes the look.
don’t worry about getting a bit of dog hair on the clothes, that is good. Try hunter welly boots or riding boots you’ve actually been riding in. Tweed is the aristocrat’s choice. Tweed trousers or skirt, tweed hacking jackets. Wear them in subtle colours. Gentle greens or browns. And they should be fitted.
All of these country things can be found at retro stores online on the internet. But if you prefer a more urban look you can try different fabrics. Steely grey is quite urban. Technological fabrics. Black, grey, and cold blues. Streamlined shapes, perhaps waterproof. Everything should look clean, both literally and figuratively. Uncluttered shapes with no frills. The urbanite looks neat at all times. It is better if his gear is brand new. The new trend (though it is not so new now) is for norm core. That is just to look as boring as possible. Short neat hair, undistinguished clothes. No logos, no bright colours. Vaguely sporty, but not really. Things like pullovers, shirts, plain trousers for both genders. It is very easy to shop for, probably you have these items all ready in your wardrobe. You will go under the radar this way, easily.
Velvet and the new Gucci
Allesandro Michele, the new director of Gucci, has put a new sense of wow into his designs. Now we are allowed to revel in embroidery, velvet, plastic jewels. It has a 1970s look. It is very fun. Embroidered bomber jackets flew off the shelves. You can certainly find something a bit like that in retro stores online easily. Or make your own from old curtains. Another trend that is good is naval. Gold cord, piping, on a navy background. Try it 1930s style with really high-waisted, floppy trousers. A white and blue stripy t-shirt. Naval dressing never goes out of fashion. A sailor collar will look cute. You can wear this look in early spring with knee-high boots, trousers. Even a flick of dark blue eyeliner looks great. Or how about a hat? A little sailor hat gives off all the right signals.
White has always been a luxurious colour, because it is so hard to wash. You may find it by visiting retro stores online but you may not. It might not have survived. Nevertheless, there’s nothing like a lovely white winter coat. The shade should be slightly creamy. But your spring whites should be crisp. A white shirt with white jeans, or for summer, a white lace skirt. These styles are worn over and over. Each year you can confidently fetch the items back out. Wear with a simple red lip. But, you cannot wear them if you have a dog. Then you must wear dark colours or tweeds. Get used to a whole different wardrobe. It gives the wrong impression to be all muddy. Don’t try it. Instead, wait for a day when you have a dog sitter, Then you can go out in splendour.Usually, a picnic is the best opportunity to wear your best.