Friday, October 22, 2010

Fab Under Forty: Great Looks for Under $40

Spent but feeling sassy?

Our WORN line is stocked full of new arrivals that you can work for under forty bucks!

reworked 80's party dress, $32
woven waist belt, $5
grand total: $37

Come and check out our fabulous reworked vintage dresses that leave you the change to accessorize and make it your own!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Get the Look: That 70's Dude

Whether you are getting funky for Halloween or hoping to score the perfect look for a theme party, these essential pieces will transform you into a 70's dude in a snap!
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Here are a few tips that will turn your search for seventies essentials into a success!

1. Gotta Love Google
Before you shop, have an idea of what you are looking for.  If you are unfamiliar with the era, you might leave with a look that doesn't resemble the decade you are shooting for. 

For example, the Google search for "seventies fashion men" gave me a great start with the image below:

2. The two P's
Seventies fashion is all about pattern and polyester.  Whether floral, geometric, or paisley, men of the seventies didn't shy away from bold and eccentric patterns.  Have fun with your pattern pick and choose something outlandish!  Polyester fabric was a staple of the seventies.  It's easy to determine polyester fabric in shirts because polyester shirts tend to have a particular sheen to them.  Polyester pants tend to feel thicker than the usual cotton blend trouser.  If you still aren't sure just check out the fabric label and the content will be listed. 
3. Use Basics as a Base
While the seventies male wore some pretty wacky prints, no guy paraded around in houndstooth pants, a paisley button down, topped off with a polka dotted tie.  If you choose a patterned top, pair it with a solid color polyester pant that compliments the colors in the pattern of your shirt.  If you choose a patterned pant, choose a solid top in the same way. 

Follow these simple steps, and you will rock the seventies in style! Still having trouble with your search? Stop into Retrospect, and we'll be happy to help!