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The Magic of T-Shirts

Nicole Couch

They're simple, comfortable, and perhaps one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own: we're talking t-shirts! If you're like me, you probably buy a tee every time you go to the beach or to a concert--out of all the drawers in my dresser, my t-shirt collection takes up the most room. T-shirts are a staple for lounge-wear, pajamas, and active-wear, but have you ever realized how much you can wear them as part of your daily wear as well?

We chose one simple t-shirt and styled it in tons of different ways to show just some of the many easy ways a single shirt can be worn. Keeping all of these possibilities in mind extends the smallest wardrobes into endless possibilities that keep all of your clothes exciting and fresh. This eliminates the need to buy more clothes, freeing up some space in your closet and dresser, and it certainly saves you a few bucks, too!

Here is a montage of style, profiling one single t-shirt. Imagine all of the t-shirts that you've collected over the years and enjoy!

 

With a pair of black denim shorts and a denim jacket, this look couldn't be any easier. A pair of high-top Converse give it an edgy, timeless flare, and the jacket is the perfect layer for transitioning between hot summer day and cool summer night. This look is great for spring and warm fall days, too.  For high-waisted shorts, tuck the shirt into the waistline so that the full effect of the style of shorts is achieved.

With a pair of black denim shorts and a denim jacket, this look couldn't be any easier. A pair of high-top Converse give it an edgy, timeless flare, and the jacket is the perfect layer for transitioning between hot summer day and cool summer night. This look is great for spring and warm fall days, too.

For high-waisted shorts, tuck the shirt into the waistline so that the full effect of the style of shorts is achieved.

For a slightly dressier and more feminine style, simply wear the t-shirt over a lightweight dress! Of course pairing the shirt with a skirt will achieve the same effect, but why not get a little more use out of a sundress by turning it and the t-shirt into a whole new ensemble? For a more flattering look, tie the shirt into a knot at the waist.  Wear this look with a pair of boots or sneakers. Layer it with a jacket or a blazer.

For a slightly dressier and more feminine style, simply wear the t-shirt over a lightweight dress! Of course pairing the shirt with a skirt will achieve the same effect, but why not get a little more use out of a sundress by turning it and the t-shirt into a whole new ensemble? For a more flattering look, tie the shirt into a knot at the waist.

Wear this look with a pair of boots or sneakers. Layer it with a jacket or a blazer.

For a cooler weather outfit, tuck a t-shirt into your favorite pair of jeans and tie a flannel around your waist. A pair of sneakers finishes the casual look in a perfect way, and for added detail, try cuffing the sleeves of the shirt. This immediately transforms a big, casual shirt into something more form-fitting that is more appropriate for different styles.

For a cooler weather outfit, tuck a t-shirt into your favorite pair of jeans and tie a flannel around your waist. A pair of sneakers finishes the casual look in a perfect way, and for added detail, try cuffing the sleeves of the shirt. This immediately transforms a big, casual shirt into something more form-fitting that is more appropriate for different styles.

These looks are perfect for sporting your favorite band, sports team, or place in cute ways! Do you have any of your own unique ways to wear a t-shirt? Share them with us!

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!

Halloween Edition: Becoming Audrey Hepburn

Nicole Couch

One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Audrey Hepburn's signature look in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Who wouldn't want to wear that amazing dress with all the diamonds and pearls accessories? Well, this Halloween you can, because CHC Vintage is going to help you turn into Audrey Hepburn and other characters from your favorite films! 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/475314773/halloween-costume-dress-vintage-formal?ref=shop_home_active_3

https://www.etsy.com/listing/475314773/halloween-costume-dress-vintage-formal?ref=shop_home_active_3

Step 1: You need a dress with a certain shape. In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey wears a dress with a distinct shape. It is has a scooped neck, it is sleeveless, and it hugs any curve she might have had. While we don't have a dress the exact same color, we do have a dress the exact same shape! 

Step 2: The accessories. You have to find a tiara and long cigarette holder to pull off this look. Don't forget that statement pearl necklace along with the black gloves and diamond stud earrings.  For shoes, we went with the comfy look and kept the converse in. You can do that too! Mix it up and make this costume your own. 

Step 3: Keep the makeup simple. For a fun night, keep yourself looking fresh. A light foundation and not a lot of blush or contour. The only thing you have to apply a lot of is mascara for that signature doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn look! 

Photo by selensergen/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by selensergen/iStock / Getty Images

Keep up with CHC Vintage as we show you how to pull off an awesome Halloween costume with vintage clothing and accessories you probably already have at home. Also, let us know what you want to see! Struggling to figure out what you need for this years Halloween costume? Comment on our social media pages, and we will help you out! Now, grab your tiara and go have an amazing breakfast! 

Photo by ChristianChan/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by ChristianChan/iStock / Getty Images

 

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Fall Trends 2017

Nicole Couch

With the start of fall on Friday, a new season of trends as started. While you might be thinking ‘I know the trends. Wear burgundy, boots, and have a pumpkin spice latte in my hand,’ you would be wrong. Well, not entirely wrong, but this season brings about a whole new set of trends that are so cute, you’ll throw the burgundy sweater to the side (but don’t throw it too far. You’ll want it back).

 

One trend seen all over runways and in stores is fringe. And fringe can come on a lot of vintage clothing, like from CHC Vintage. It’s a fun way to look dressed up while wearing a comfortable jacket or shirt. Having the fringe hang from the sleeves of your shirt or even on an understated bag and liven up any look this fall.

https://www.fabric.com/buy/hddr-1314/6-faux-suede-fringe-trim-black

https://www.fabric.com/buy/hddr-1314/6-faux-suede-fringe-trim-black

 

Another big trend is fur. Right now, the humid weather wouldn’t allow everyone to go out and wear a cumbersome fur coat. However, as we digress into colder months, fur will be everywhere. Have it plain or liven it up with some color. Just be sure to double check that it’s fake!

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/faux-fur-throw-amber-fox/

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/faux-fur-throw-amber-fox/

 

Thank goodness for this next one - lounge wear! Grab those leggings, a comfortable t-shirt and throw your hair in a messy bun. Keep it classy or make it grunge (there are really cute vintage tees from CHC Vintage to help with this look). Have a more leisurewear look with some workout pants and a pair of sneakers. Comfortable will be your favorite look this fall season.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage

 

Last but not least, keep a lookout for anything shiny. Metallics, glitters, and anything that sparkles is a must have this fall. Rock a full metallic outfit or keep it simple with some sequins on your favorite shirt, pants, or dress. Tis the season to be shiny!

http://postandgrant.com/2011/12/19/modern-spin-on-metallics/

http://postandgrant.com/2011/12/19/modern-spin-on-metallics/

 

The upcoming season is full of fringe, glitter, and comfiness. Make sure you shop at CHC Vintage to get an even more unique look this fall!

 

Why You Should Buy More Vintage

Nicole Couch

Here are a few reasons why we think you should buy more vintage.

 

 

When you buy vintage, you're buying clothes that are unique or rare. This means that you're chances of matching anyone else is highly unlikely.

 

 

Most of the clothing in today's fast fashion chain stores are made of cheap materials to save on costs. Contrarily, most vintage items were created with more attention to detail & prove their higher quality by withstanding the test of time.

 

 

Because big fashion retailers decide to skip costs and use cheaper materials, their mass produced clothing items are more likely to be damaged, broken or go out of style quicker than their vintage counterparts. So why not spend a little extra to get something that lasts?

 

 

Many times newer trends are just old trends reinvented. By buying vintage you're basically buying the 'real thing'...the clothes that were cool BEFORE it was cool. Tell that to your trendy friends...

 

 

Wearing vintage ensures that you'll have your own unique look. Since it's not something displayed in store windows anymore, you really have stylistic freedom and can get creative with it however you want.

 

 

Buying Vintage = Recycling = Saving the Planet. 

It is estimated that the world is consuming 400% more clothing than we did just 20 years ago (Livia Firth, The True Cost). So step up and do your part! Keep trendy vintage in rotation.

 

 

Lastly,

You're unique, beautiful and rare. There is no one quite like you. So don't buy clothes that disguise that! Invest in clothes that understand what it's like to be one-of-a-kind.

5 Easy Street Style Trends

Nicole Couch

Do you ever go on sites like Instagram or Pinterest to get style inspiration? Did you know that recreating those looks can be simple and easy?

No joke.

CHC Vintage offers a variety of unique pieces on Etsy that can be styled to fit any of today's hottest trends! Don't miss out. Once the items are gone, they're gone!

 

 

Day to Night Lingere

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Office Chic

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Bohemian / Festival Style

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90's Throwback

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Shimmery Showstopper

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Whatever style you're going for, make sure to stop by CHC Vintage on Etsy for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces like these!

 

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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!