Fair OOTD: Floral

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Outfit details: Thrifted blouse, thrifted tanktop (via iretro), Monki denim skirt, straw bag from a local shop, patterned belt from a local market, old Scholl sandals.

A vintage floral tanktop is a tricky item to style. Pair it with a frilly jacket or a ruffly maxi skirt, and you risk veering into the “English country house curtains” territory. Pair it with something too basic or minimalist and you miss the whole point of a vintage floral top. There has to be a balance.

For this outfit, I paired it with a blue chiffon blouse with a little knot, a denim miniskirt and a matching white belt to give it a contemporary but put-together look. The bandana-ed straw bag and low-heeled sandals add just enough of a summery touch to remind me that it’s summer, despite the weather forecast.

I think I managed to capture the balance I was going for, even if I say so myself. At the very least, it proved to be a great outfit for a Saturday afternoon at a farmer’s market and an a Sunday morning stroll through a historic garden. Though I imagine that it would also work well for avocado brunches, selfie-taking or whatever other activities us millennials are (apparently) obsessed with.

What do you think of this outfit? How would you style a vintage floral tanktop? Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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