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Stevie Nicks Style

Nicole Couch

For some ideas on how to bring Stevie Nicks' style into your modern wardrobe, have a look at the outfits below! These ensembles are created using many pieces that most of us already own. Incorporating looks like this into what you wear every day will have you dancing to your favorite Fleetwood Mac songs in no time.

This look is a take on Stevie's iconic gothic style--a black ethereal dress paired with celestial earrings are chic and edgy, and a pair of heeled, knee-high boots in a contrasting suede finish the look in a classic Stevie way. No matter her ensemble, knee-high boots are often a big component.   Stevie is also known for mixing and matching textiles and textures. If there's one thing we can take away from her style, it's to stop stressing about being so matchy-matchy! 

This look is a take on Stevie's iconic gothic style--a black ethereal dress paired with celestial earrings are chic and edgy, and a pair of heeled, knee-high boots in a contrasting suede finish the look in a classic Stevie way. No matter her ensemble, knee-high boots are often a big component. 

Stevie is also known for mixing and matching textiles and textures. If there's one thing we can take away from her style, it's to stop stressing about being so matchy-matchy! 

For a more casual look, we're in love with these flattering denim overalls paired with a boho kimono. The flared legs of the overalls are totally Stevie, and the embroidered star boots finish off the look in such a cool and effortless way.  This outfit would look great with a little satin tank, as shown above, but any sort of graphic tee, tank top, or blouse would look totally cool with this whole ensemble. 

For a more casual look, we're in love with these flattering denim overalls paired with a boho kimono. The flared legs of the overalls are totally Stevie, and the embroidered star boots finish off the look in such a cool and effortless way.

This outfit would look great with a little satin tank, as shown above, but any sort of graphic tee, tank top, or blouse would look totally cool with this whole ensemble. 

This boho look plays on Stevie's softer, more ethereal looks. A pair of earth-toned culottes paired with an embroidered, lightweight blouse are pretty and feminine, and a pair of white calf-high boots make the look a little sharper. A hat and beaded moon necklace are two accessories that are so Stevie.   This is a great look for just about any day that can be worn casually or for something slightly more formal. 

This boho look plays on Stevie's softer, more ethereal looks. A pair of earth-toned culottes paired with an embroidered, lightweight blouse are pretty and feminine, and a pair of white calf-high boots make the look a little sharper. A hat and beaded moon necklace are two accessories that are so Stevie. 

This is a great look for just about any day that can be worn casually or for something slightly more formal. 

Finally, this ensemble that was styled by @magicfabricride on ShopLook is such a classic Stevie look. We love the unusual combination of fabrics and prints, and each accessory brings in an edgy flare that we know Stevie would love. (https://shoplook.io/outfit-preview/28150)   This is a slightly bolder look that perhaps not all people would be comfortable wearing, but that's the beauty of fashion--pick and choose what you like, and incorporate Stevie's style however you may!

Finally, this ensemble that was styled by @magicfabricride on ShopLook is such a classic Stevie look. We love the unusual combination of fabrics and prints, and each accessory brings in an edgy flare that we know Stevie would love. (https://shoplook.io/outfit-preview/28150) 

This is a slightly bolder look that perhaps not all people would be comfortable wearing, but that's the beauty of fashion--pick and choose what you like, and incorporate Stevie's style however you may!

Audrey Hepburn Style Inspiration

Nicole Couch

She was glamorous, sophisticated, and the embodiment of grace. For decades, she has been a style icon and has served as inspiration to women all around the globe. She's known for her LBDs and strands of pearls, and during her lifetime, she dazzled on and off the screen. She is Audrey Hepburn, and this is how you can dress like her.

 

Let's start with some dresses--notice that each of these four dresses share similar lengths & form-flattering silhouettes. Although dresses like this may be too dressy to wear to the office, each of them would be great for a date night or any formal event.

Inspiration behind these dresses? Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's. With that being said, however, Audrey Hepburn was known for bringing her own style into the lives of the characters she played.

If taking Audrey to the office with you is what you want to do, this is the way to do it. Perhaps as much as the dresses she wore, Audrey was often photographed wearing pants and loafers. Comfortable, chic, and elegant, but simple and clean-cut. Here are a couple of ways to do just that with clothes that you most likely already have in your closet. These are timeless pieces that can be mixed & matched and worn through most seasons.

Bright colors were not often Audrey's first choice. She tended to stick to a neutral color palette, which offers effortless sophistication and the ability to easily mix and match just about any clothing to create endless ensembles.

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However if color is something you cannot go without, rest assured--you can still easily achieve the Audrey Hepburn look, but with a little more pizazz. The prints & patterns are up to you; what we're really looking to Audrey for is silhouettes and accessories. Above are two very different dresses with very different accessories and shoes. Both dresses, however, could be mixed and matched with any of the accessories & shoes. If there's one thing that we should learn from Audrey, it's how to mix and match.

With most outfits, Audrey wore very minimal accessories. They were usually simple and classic, like a pair of diamond earrings. However, the occasional bold accessory, like a wide-brimmed hat, always went effortlessly with whatever outfit she was wearing. There were never any forced mixed prints or clashing silhouettes.

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Last but certainly not least, this is a fun and casual way to dress like Audrey. Sticking to classic silhouettes, like straight-cut jeans and a simple quarter-sleeve shirt would do the trick, but why not have fun with some playful styles? Although vamped up a bit, these clothes still give very classic impressions. One thing that Audrey often wore is a pair of espadrilles. Have fun with a cute & summery pair, or stick to something a little more muted like a pair of suede mules. A pair of flats would be great, too! One thing that you absolutely can't go wrong with these days is a small scarf or bandana tied around your neck, which is a favorite look of ours that has been carried through decade after decade without a glitch. (Check out our YouTube channel for videos (like this one, and this one) about how to style scarves!)

Whether it's what you wear every day or if you're just looking to add a few pieces to your wardrobe at a time, you can never go wrong with Audrey Hepburn-inspired style. For decades, women have been looking to her for inspiration, and for many decades more, she will continue to serve as a style icon for anyone interested in a little black dress or elegant, Parisian-esque style.

What are your favorite ways to wear Audrey Hepburn style? If you have any classic looks or try any of these, let us know! We'd love to see.

Also take a few minutes to check out our Pinterest boards dedicated to style icons of the decades, and scroll through Miss Hepburn's personal board for even more inspiration!

Transition into Fall with Ease and CHC Vintage Clothing

Nicole Couch

Women all across America relish in the fall weather. The temperature outside starts to drop, while pumpkin spice food and drink items start to grace grocery store shelves. However, the best part of fall is definitely the fashion.

Before it becomes completely fall with those cute boots and comfy sweaters with jackets, there is a transition period. The weather starts off in the morning as a cool 50°F, rises to 80°F during the middle of the day, and the drops again for cool nights. So the question is: What do I wear?

 

No one wants to be shivering one minute and sweating the next. So you have to be prepared. Step one is to put away the shorts. Instead, break out the jeans, skirts, and cute dresses that are colored and appropriate for fall. You will look cute while being comfortable and not too hot or too cold. CHC Vintage has plenty of fall sweater dresses, skirts, and more to give you that unique look while keeping you the right temperature.

Break out the jackets! Bomber jackets, army jackets, leather jackets, and more are the perfect piece for the September and October months. When you wear a cute T-shirt and start getting cold, throw on that jacket to keep you warm. When you get too hot, take it off. Everyone needs the perfect jacket in their closet. Check out all of the cute outerwear pieces at CHC Vintage to find outerwear to keep with you during the day.

Do not be afraid to try new things! And those new things can be old. CHC Vintage sells vintage clothing to you that is unique and matches your style, or puts you out of your comfort zone. The best way to transition into a new season is to try something new. Visit CHC Vintage online or on our Etsy store to find amazing vintage clothing for a new look this season.

CHC Customized Boxes

Nicole Couch

Did you know CHC Vintage offers a variety of Customized Boxes on Etsy and CrateJoy? Well now you do! Sit back and relax--let us handle the shopping and styling for you! BONUS: We'll even deliver it right to your front door.

Here's a few of the boxes we offer:

 

The 90's Grunge Dress Box

"90's Grunge ONLY. Characteristics of a 90s Grunge Dress include dresses specifically from the 90s, Mini or Maxi Length, Slip Dresses, Large Florals, Lingerie Dresses, & Babydoll Dresses."

"90's Grunge ONLY. Characteristics of a 90s Grunge Dress include dresses specifically from the 90s, Mini or Maxi Length, Slip Dresses, Large Florals, Lingerie Dresses, & Babydoll Dresses."

 

 

The Wholesale Vintage Dresses Box

Choose from Bohemian, Florals, Vintage Prints, or Plus Size. "We ship our one of a kind vintage designs to you in cohesive collections that will hang beautifully in your shop or boutique and give you pieces you can price wherever you want, because no one will have them but you! ( Not even us! )"

Choose from Bohemian, Florals, Vintage Prints, or Plus Size. "We ship our one of a kind vintage designs to you in cohesive collections that will hang beautifully in your shop or boutique and give you pieces you can price wherever you want, because no one will have them but you! ( Not even us! )"

 

 

The Custom Lingerie Box

"Lingerie as street-wear is a huge trend right now, so whether you are are slipping into something comfortable at the end of the day or grabbing your daily Starbucks, you will love your CHC Vintage lingerie!"

"Lingerie as street-wear is a huge trend right now, so whether you are are slipping into something comfortable at the end of the day or grabbing your daily Starbucks, you will love your CHC Vintage lingerie!"

 

 

The Vintage Tee & Jewelry Box

This box includes one vintage tee and one piece of vintage jewelry. "Try this as a unique Gift for Her, Bridesmaid Gift or Gift for You!"

This box includes one vintage tee and one piece of vintage jewelry. "Try this as a unique Gift for Her, Bridesmaid Gift or Gift for You!"

 

 

The Vintage Formal Dress Box

"Formal dresses ONLY. Wedding, Graduation, Class Reunion...we have you covered! Plus styling tips on how to wear your dress casually after your event is over."

"Formal dresses ONLY. Wedding, Graduation, Class Reunion...we have you covered! Plus styling tips on how to wear your dress casually after your event is over."

 

 

The Vintage Printed Dress Box

"Printed dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Vintage Prints Dress include dresses from any era, prints of all kinds & dresses that are one of a kind."

"Printed dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Vintage Prints Dress include dresses from any era, prints of all kinds & dresses that are one of a kind."

 

 

The Vintage Vacation Box

"Want different pieces? A skirt instead of a romper? 2 dresses and no shorts? No problem, Just ask! We can do substitutions!" - Owner, Nicole Couch

"Want different pieces? A skirt instead of a romper? 2 dresses and no shorts? No problem, Just ask! We can do substitutions!" - Owner, Nicole Couch

 

 

The Vintage Beach Box

"Swimsuit and cover up will coordinate but not match exactly. Cover up could be a sarong, kaftan or beach dress."

"Swimsuit and cover up will coordinate but not match exactly. Cover up could be a sarong, kaftan or beach dress."

 

 

The Vintage Boho Dress Box

"Bohemian dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Bohemian Dress include mostly from the 60s & 70s eras, loose cuts, and a hippie vibe."

"Bohemian dresses ONLY. Characteristics of a Bohemian Dress include mostly from the 60s & 70s eras, loose cuts, and a hippie vibe."

 

 

Before placing your order, we'll get your size and ask you to fill out a quick survey to give our stylists a better idea of your sense of style. Once we receive your order, our stylists will hand-pick the perfect vintage pieces for you and ship it right to your doorstep. PLUS all orders in the US ship FOR FREE! That's right. What are you waiting for? Try a box today!

Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing into Modern Looks

Nicole Couch

Have you ever passed up on cool vintage pieces because you didn't know how to incorporate them into your modern wardrobe? Well this article is here to help! Here are 5 tips for styling vintage clothes into everyday looks.

 

 

1.) Mix & Match

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You don't have to wear vintage head-to-toe! Mix in one or two vintage pieces (ex. a vintage dress & necklace, a vintage blouse and ring) but modernize it by using trendy pieces for the rest. Think: cardigans, leggings, sweaters, and jeans (basic pieces that can be layered over or under).

 

 

2.) Modern Accessories

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You can make any vintage piece feel modern again by adding trendy accessories. Try a fashionable handbag, a cool belt, your favorite heels or a stylish fedora.

 

 

3.) Contemporary Hair

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You can rock vintage while also wearing your everyday hair style. Just because you're wearing clothing from a certain era doesn't mean you have to look like that era. Bring the look into the 21st century by adding your own personalized touches and keeping your hair simple.

 

 

4.) Mix & Match Eras

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Mixing clothing from different time periods has a way of looking very cool and trendy. Wearing vintage from only one era can oftentimes look costume-y or like you're trying to live in that era. If you incorporate looks from different time periods you're more likely to blend in and look fashion-forward.

 

 

5.) Be Comfortable

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This is probably the most important tip. If you don't feel comfortable in an outfit you'll probably look uncomfortable to others. Make sure to style the vintage pieces in a way that makes you feel happy and natural.

 

 

We hope these styling tips help and encourage you to add more vintage into your everyday look!

Relatable Fashion Gifs

Nicole Couch

Here is a collection of GIFS that basically sum up the life of a fashion lover

 

 

1.) You never have anything to wear, even though your closet begs to differ

 

 

2.) When people ask you if you want to go workout

 

 

3.) When you see full-on pajamas in public

 

 

4.) Your favorite store happens to have a huge sale the day you go in

 

 

5.) When you really didn't need to buy anything but justify it anyway

 

 

6.) When co-workers tell you you look nice

 

 

7.) When you qualify for free shipping

 

 

8.) When you're waiting to be asked if you're a member of the store's loyalty program

 

 

9.) In the fitting room when the outfit works

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10.) Getting asked why you care so much about fashion