STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: She Raids Her Grandma’s Closet

It could be that I have special place in my heart for my own grandma’s wardrobe, but this Fashionista’s garb instantly caught my eye. I specifically adore her appliquéd denim vest. Paired with another trend of the moment — the maxi skirt — and adding a floral pattern to top it off, it’s like this girl knew I was looking for a trend of the moment.  The lace appliqué is something traditionally seen on a more elegant piece, which is why I love her adaption even more. Both the maxi skirt and denim vest are easily found at local vintage and thrift stores, but today’s top designers are offering their own interpretations of the trend.

Do you dare try out this sheer floral skirt available at Urban Outfitters? Sure, fall may be right around the corner, but there’s still time to squeeze in a couple wears of this fabulous piece.  I’m holding tight to inspiration from Alberta Ferretti’s spring 2011 collection, which revolved almost entirely around sheer florals.

If you don’t run across these pieces while thrifting, take a look at this website. You’re sure to find a denim vest that best fits your style. It’d be quite the find to snag an already appliquéd piece, but you can always add your own personal touch with appliqués purchased from Etsy, a great website for handmade and vintage pieces.

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