Friday, 10 May 2013

Guest post: 'Outfit of the Month' by Cordula Hansen

May we present our "Outfit of the Month" for May - gorgeous vintage and handmade fashion items sourced from Irish Etsy sellers.

This month's selection is a stylish twist on a mid-century style, effortlessly combining a 1980s jacket with a 1960s-style top and a 1950s purse. What ties all these items together is the current trend for black and white - yes, it's spring, but Lagerfeld and Co. are insistent on a Chanel-like elegant, monochrome pallette. 

As always, accessories are key: Combine the outfit with vintage black leather to complete the black and white look - we have selected a 1960s vintage watch and a 1950s purse. To soften the geometric patterns and graphic tones, round stripey earrings are a playful touch. Pastels are beautiful with black and white, like the lilac statement necklace featured here.

If you fancy something even more up-to-date, why not accessorise your black and white outfit with a bright and trendy yellow scarf, bag or jewellery - search Etsy using the "craftyirelandteam" tag for a choice of unique items.

1 Vintage 1980s Designer Suit by MayCupVintage

2 Handmade Sixties Style Top by SamanthaKennedy

3 Vintage 1960s watch by OldChestnutCottage

4 Handmade purple mother of pearl necklace by madebymemadeforyou

5 Vintage 1950s Leather Handbag by LarkVintage

6 Striped black and white earrings by DinkDesign

Click on the links to get to all the Etsy shops, where our sellers will be delighted to meet you!

Visit ICAlien's "Dress Sense May 2013" Treasury here.