Personal Style: Styling Vintage Finds

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When trawling vintage shops we look for one-of-a-kind gems that can instantly transform an outfit and free us from the homogenous style restraints of the high street.

Shoulder pads needn’t take on cringe-worthy 80’s Dynasty connotations; this vintage jacket’s soft sweater material keeps it from being too structured and fussy, and the baroque accents give it character and drama. John Lennon-esque round sunglasses (another unique vintage find) and an unconventional Jelly bag garnish the outfit and instantly add a quirky twist.

These statement pieces are styled around delicate basics that are simple, but with subtle details that give them a tailored and classic look. The black tassel detailing on the white top is timeless and chic, and the brown belt-like aspect on the black leggings adds contrast.

Reem Buhazza

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Photographs by Kateri Quirk

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid 

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:

1. Sweater: The Garment District (200 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139).

2. Blouse: Reiss 1971.

3. Trousers: Ted Baker (style name: Fortun), available here.

4. Bag: Furla, available here.

5. Shoes: French Connection, similar here.

6. Shades: Vintage Market (Camden, London UK).

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Personal Style: Styling Colored Jeans For Fall

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Fall dressing doesn’t mean resigning to the darker side of the colour palette; a bright pop of colour is a welcome reminder of summer as the year draws closer to its end. However, working a casual daytime outfit around a bright statement piece can be a seemingly daunting task whatever the season.

 Brighter pieces can easily transition into fall and be incorporated into casual daywear when combined with understated neutrals that don’t compete for the spotlight. Case in point, these lilac skinny jeans. When paired with a cosy sweater in neutral earth tones (black, brown, charcoal), the jeans become the focal point of the outfit without overwhelming the look. The rest of the outfit is styled down accordingly with comfortable wedges and a quirky statement bag in muted shades of cream, along with minimal accessorizing.

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Photographs by Najwa Abdul-Hadi

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid 

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:

1. Sweater: Zara Woman, similar.

2.Trousers: Topshop Moto Kirsten, similar.

3. Bag: Reiss

4. Shoes: Ralph Lauren, similar.

5. Bracelets: Mum’s Jewelery Box, Versace, Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn, NY), similar.