I was blessed with a day off from work, and I took advantage of the sunny opportunity. My afternoon was filled wandering in and out of vintage shops on top of Capitol Hill. One shop in particular inspired me to do a little trend report. I had a little fun in the fitting room. Atlas Clothing Company, on 10th between Union and Pike, is stocked full with fabulous finds. Picking out pieces that appealed to me, I created three outfits sourced from the 1960's/70's.
These cut-off shorts fit like a glove.
I was amazed at the length of the zipper for such a short pair of shorts!
My red T features the famed Warren Miller (for you Dad and Bro!)
Be on the lookout for high-rise bottoms, long skirts, and floral patterns this Spring.
This ensemble features a vintage floral swim top and
a high-waisted, ankle-length skirt from the 1970's
Coral, Cropped tops, and white bottoms
are the trends noted in this little number.
These items are still available at Atlas Clothing on Capitol Hill. Have some fun pairing vintage finds with modern interpretations. Such modern interpretations are featured in the image below.
*Blurb* An after-work shopping spree on Monday found
a fabulous pair of bell-bottom jeans.
They are displayed with another recent purchase of wooden wedged heels.
My sunny Sunday continued with a walk through Cal Anderson Park. I plopped down on a park bench and people watched. It could have been a scene from the 70's. People were sprawled all over the park without a care in the world. A girl with a dandelion crown relaxed in a sun dress next to me, as a barefooted young man in cut-offs greeted me with a friendly hello! The soundtrack to my afternoon was played by man playing the djembe and grooving to the beat of life.
As you go forth in your day today, here are some images from the 60's and 70's to inspire you:
1960's Jantzen ad campain
Newspaper ad from 1978
"70's Eyes" by Trolleyla