Mixing My Vintage Jacket With Something Modern

Mixing My Vintage Jacket With Something Modern

As a fashion designer, I am always looking at different sources for inspiration to come up with new jacket silhouettes for the next season. This process is part of my daily lifestyle. Inspiration can come from anything around me, from shopping stores or watching how other fabulous women dress to simply looking at magazines and the internet, ideas are all around me. One of the things that has always been inspirational to me has been shopping vintage and thrift stores for great pieces to collect and get inspired by. There are some amazing classic womens jacket bodies from other eras with impeccable detailing that can be inspirational to any designer. I know there are a lot of you out there who love wearing vintage jackets as well and I personally love vintage pieces, but only when you mix them with new pieces and something more modern. Don’t get me wrong, I think some women look great wearing vintage head to toe; but for me it is very hard to pull that off without making it look like a costume and it is just not my look. I actually like the idea of mixing the old with the new better. This applies to my interior design taste as well….but that is a whole other blog story.

This past weekend my husband and I went to Pasadena California (speaking of old & new) and I decided to demonstrate this concept by wearing my favorite vintage jacket with a brand new trendy skirt, and trendy gladiators. I bought this jacket years ago when I was on a shopping trip to New York for a company I used to work for as a designer. I loved the silhouette and the cute closure idea with the bow on top and the contrast lining color, not to mention the mousey brown color which is one of my favorite colors. I have worn this jacket many times throughout the years with jeans or dresses and skirts. This time I decide to wear it with trendy and edgy pieces that are very “current” and show how great a vintage piece can mix with new and modern pieces.
How do you feel about vintage pieces and how would you wear them?

See My Other Vintage Looks Here

Jacket – Vintage Womens Jacket
Distressed Jean Skirt in White – Zara
Tank Top – Target Massimo
Belt – Gucci
Shoes – Kenneth Cole gladiator heels
Clutch – Banana Republic (old)
Sunglasses – Prada

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Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. I also don’t look good wearing vintage head to toe, I tend to look quite frumpy. The style of the jacket is very unusual as its swingy and cropped. I love the colour which is also very different. You’ve styled it well on top of modern whites and I love the gorgeous belt and sunnies.

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    1. Hi Lorna Mai,
      Thank you and you are right, the jacket is a big swingy and that is why I chose to wear it with something slim in the bottom.

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  2. I love the shape of this jacket, and it does look wonderful with the edgier pieces. I am ashamed to say I don’t own a single piece of vintage anything – I may need to fix that!

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    1. Hi Lana,
      Thank you for stopping by and I am glad to have inspired you to look at some vintage pieces 🙂

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  3. I love the bow detail and the pop of yellow on this jacket! I am learning a lot about styling jackets from you – so thank you (: Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you so much, its great to hear that..one of the reasons behind my blog is to share styling tips especially for jackets.

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  4. love love love your jacket!

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    1. Hi Ayantika,
      Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Johanna,
      Thank you so much, I already joined the link up this morning!

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  5. I absolutely agree, Nora, I couldn’t wear a total vintage look unless I’d pair it with trendy or “clean style” pieces. But a mix of styles is what always attracts me.
    You look great and I love white paired with this mauve tone – and you certainly don’t look like a mousey brown woman 😉

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Hi Annette,
      Thank you so much and you are right mauve is a better way to describe the color of this jacket than mousey brown!

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  6. That dress is awesome, and I love the shape and colour of that jacket.

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    1. Hi Lauren,
      Thank you so much!

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  7. I just love that jacket, I would never have guessed it was vintage! It also looks like your gladiator sandals match the color of it. I also love how you wore white to let the color of the jacket shine out. Such a cute outfit. Thanks again for linking up with What Wives Wear!

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    1. Hi Carrie,
      Thank you for the link up opportunity. I love all shades of brown so you’ll find that color in my closet a lot 🙂

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  8. Hi Nora another great outfit from you. I love your style. This outfit is so cute. Everything goes together perfectly. My favorite parts of your look is the distressed white skirt, and your necklaces. I like the delicate look, and color of the necklaces. I’m happy to see you linking up this week! ~Sherri

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    1. Hi Sherri,
      Thank you so much 🙂

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  9. Perfect pairings! Great outfit.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  10. Nora, this is such a great outfit on you. I love the neutral brown jacket opened to the white pallete, the stylish white skirt and I not so secretly covet the gladiator sandals! I love those, they are sexy and stylish. Sounds like a fun outing. Havea great week!
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much, brown and white is one of my favorite colors. Hope you have a great week too!

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    1. Hi Nina,
      Thank you so much!

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  11. I absolutely love the jacket!! You look great. Thanks for linking up for Stylish Saturday. xo ~ Megan

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    1. Hi Megan,
      Thank you for the opportunity to link up!

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  12. The jacket is perfect! Love that you paired it with modern pieces! The color is amazing too!

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    1. Hi Carylee,
      Thank you so much!

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