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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!

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!

Our Pinterest is Here to Help YOU!

Nicole Couch

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Whether you are part of the CHC subscription services for fun or to save you some time, one super important detail we need you to tell us is who you look to for style inspiration. We absolutely love working with our customers and introducing unique and special vintage garments to your wardrobes, so we ask these questions to make sure we're sending each of you clothes that you're comfortable wearing.

The good news is that we're here to help! Choosing personal style icons out of thin air can be difficult to do, especially when you like certain aspects of multiple people's style. And sometimes, different people have very different perceptions of a fashion icon's most well-known style. We want to provide a tool to ensure that we are always on the same page as our customers when discussing style icons.

We are excited to say that we are now featuring different style icons of all eras on social media, and particularly on Pinterest. Check out our Style Icons board to view some of the most famous style icons through history, and take a few minutes to go through each of their folders to see some of their most famous looks. As a new feature, we have begun adding various outfit boards as examples of how to make each of their styles into modern outfits. See Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Stevie Nicks, and many more to come soon. Learn about some of their most iconic fashion moments, and use their outfit boards to inspire your own wardrobe!

While you're on our Pinterest, check out our fashion decades boards, which currently range from the 1940s through the 1990s. See dozens of fashion pictures on each to get a good feeling for each decade. Use these to inspire your own outfits, and discover what you really love about fashion in history. Who knows, maybe these will even change what styles of vintage clothing you'd like to order from us in the future!

We want to connect with all of you! Follow us for style inspiration, vintage fashion ideas, and so much more.
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Art Deco Evolution

Nicole Couch

“Art Deco” is the name of a style era that bloomed after World War I. Everything from fashion to interior furnishings and household appliances to cars were influenced by this glitzy, high-tech style. The aesthetical intent of this era was for people to believe in a technologically-advanced future of glamour and luxury. The Art Deco look is heavy with geometric patterns, dark colors like satin black and emerald green, and lots of gold. Velvet is very prominent, as are shapes and tones of jewels, which give the appearance of wealth and tangible success.

Today, Art Deco is still a very popular style in both fashion and interior decorating. The last few years in particular boasted trends of gold, velvet, and glittery details that seemed to be as fresh and prominent as they were in the early 1900s. At this point, the ultra-flashy parts of Art Deco have arguably fallen to the wayside a bit, and a softer and more relaxed "retro" has filled in the gaps. Softer color palettes with more subdued and velvety hues have replaced harsh shapes and flashy textures. The glitzier parts that were in our faces for so long have had their time and are now retiring into a more mature and elegantly-sophisticated look. Currently, my favorite trends and ways of decorating include simple, classic, modern, and somewhat minimalist bases with Art Deco-inspired details and flares throughout. The "Millennial Pink" fad has lent itself perfectly to this trend.

Now, Art Deco feels fresh and sweet, yet it remains a very unique and retro style. New trends have come into play, but for as long as "Art Deco" lives, its characteristics will be unmistakable. In fashion, interior decorating, and every other aspect, this is one trend that I truly hope never dies.

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!

10 Products You Didn't Know Existed

Nicole Couch

Here are some actual products for sale that seem just a little bit too "extra"...

 

1.) The Cat Scratching DJ Deck

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

For cats destined to scratch out those sick beats.

 

 

2.) Chicken-shaped Novelty Soap

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

With fragrance options of coconut creme or cotton candy, if you weren't already enticed.

 

 

3.) The PetPeek Fence Window

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

So your dog can alert you when the neighbors are having a BBQ without you.

 

 

4.) Pizza Scissors

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

These actually seem kind of practical. What's your say, pizza-lovers?

 

 

5.) Duck Bill Muzzle for Dogs

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

It's cute, but why...?

 

 

6.) The Baby Mop Onesie

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

I mean...the baby will be crawling around anyways, right?

 

 

7.) The Roller Buggy

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

The perfect baby stroller/scooter hybrid for busy moms on the go!

 

 

8.) A Sleeping Bag with Arms & Legs

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

Perfect for...sleep walkers?

 

 

9.) Din-Ink Pen Utensil Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

Forgot eating utensils again? No problem, just find some pens! 

 

 

10.) The All American Headband Wig for Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

The only "mullet for your mutt". Just in time for July 4th!