4.26.2011

High/Low Style: {Retro Anthro}


One of my very favorite things about Anthropologie is their consistent nod to the 50's and 60's. Their latest Look Book called Day-to-Day features items that can be combined to make everyday styles look extraordinary. It also has a very Italian feel to it- almost like styles Audrey Hepburn would have worn in Roman Holiday.



Just looking at these gorgeous outfits brings to mind images of bouncing around Italy, visiting gelato shops, riding a bicycle around a quaint sea side town and walking hand-in-hand with my fiance through a piazza in the middle of Tuscany.




As much as I love Anthro, it can get a little pricey. This fashionista has a budget, so I personally try to gain inspiration from Anthro's looks to replicate for less moo-lah. Here are some of my favorite ways for re-creating this style at home (and for less cash!)

- Look for fun, printed scarfs in Mediterranean colors (cerulean blue, brick red, mustard yellow) to add some flavor to your outfit! Nothing says European vacay quite like a beautifully tied scarf! I love Francesca's Collections and Target for less expensive versions.

Cheap Thrill:

This super cute Climbing Vines scarf from Francesca's Collections for $18!

- Belts are key to making one's waist look teeny weenie! Find a skinny belt in bright red or yellow and fasten it right around the smallest part of your torso. Try this with long tunic tees and jeans for a casual day out or with a pencil skirt and cardigan for a day at the office.

Cheap Thrill:
The Blue Patent Horseshoe Belt from Dorothy Perkins for only $8.27!

-Try mixing a vintage inspired tee with a preppy, prissy cardigan for an edgy yet feminine look (similar to the Des Artistes Lobster Tee look.) I love Forever 21's nostalgic tees and Ann Taylor Loft's cardigans.

Cheap Thrill:


Parisian Station Tee by Forever 21 ($14.90) and the Deep V Cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft ($54.50)


What does this latest Anthro look book remind you of? A personal Roman Holiday, perhaps? Or maybe a favorite vacation you once took to Tuscany??

Be blessed, lovelies-

18 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! i love every single one of those pieces from Anthro. i am with you though on the pricey thing. i am a bargain shopper for sure! great tips though of where to go and get similar looks for a happier bank account :) but not going to lie...really want that black dress with the sash. so cute

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  2. I love Anthropologie but your so right it does get a little expensive :( And that black and white dress is to die for!!

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  3. I was there on Saturday, and they have some really great new things for summer. The maxi dresses are beyond adorable!

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  4. Ooh! The black and white flower dress is too cute! I do hate that Anthro is so expensive because the clothes are so so cute!

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  5. I absolutely love Anthropologie ... especially their bedding!!

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  6. Are you guys okay after the tornadoes last night? I saw the damage on the news--it looked awful! Saying a prayer for everyone in Ark!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this post and your choices! :)

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  8. I feel like I must have that shirt with the lobster on it...so stinkin' cute!! love anthro and definitely agree with the italian esque vibe they give off in these looks :)

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  9. Dear friend- thank you for always posting such fun, inspirational, fashionista posts! Love you and your blog! I also love that belt (the link is open in my other window now) and that book (same with the book). :) XOXO! Hope the flooding isn't washing you away, lovely! XOXO!

    -Your state neighbor.

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  10. *look book (forgot the word look) :)

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  11. Love me some Anthro, girl :)

    Cute blog!

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  12. Love this post! I could spend all day just wandering around Anthro :) but I love that you included a way to get the same kind of look for less!

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  13. I adore this style! It combines everything I love... 50s style and European style :)

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  15. Aamzing pics, I love that film! That blue scarf is just beautiful, I can think of a millions outfits that would look good on. XX

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  16. Thank you for stopping by! I have been a follower of you for a while now.. I absolutely love your posts. Hope you are having a lovely week!

    [ keep calm & blog on ] xo Katy

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