Fashions Under $50: Throwback to the Golden Days

By Maggie Malach

I love vintage shopping just as much as the next girl, but it’s not always easy to incorporate these pieces into my outfits. One thing I have learned, however, is the importance of balancing these retro pieces with modern ones.

One easy way to reference earlier times is in your footwear. Nothing says 50s like a pair of sky high pumps. Try a pair like these from DSW. The bright red color and classic style reference June Cleaver without going overboard.

Another subtle way to embrace classic fashion is with a simple pencil skirt. These are staples for the workplace, but also allow for you to show a little style. This skirt from bebe is ideal because it channels a sleek look, but the lace panels keep it updated and fresh.

The simplest way to change up any look is with a touch of makeup, specifically red lipstick. When you’re going for classic anything, what is better than Chanel? Invest in a tube of satin lipstick; it gives you the vibrant color without drying out your lips.

The perfect accent to any look to give it a vintage vibe is costume jewelry. If you are an Audrey Hepburn fan, then you might lean toward a strand of pearls. Necklaces like this one from Dillards a touch of class without breaking the bank.

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