Known for being eternally feminine and traveling among the fashion set, Jenny Cipoletti of Margo and Me is stylish in a way that only women from past decades have mastered. So it is no surprise that her fashion inspiration stems from another era. When she recently stepped out on Fifth Avenue for New York Fashion Week, she wore a checked dress and Mary Jane heels that looked like they were plucked from the ’70s. And tucked under her arm, a Mark Cross bag inspired by a vintage binocular case. If there is any question about what inspired her outfit, just look to her Instagram caption: “Paris, 1977 #vintagevibes.”
As it happens, we’re seeing a move to vintage trends in Los Angeles—the city Cipoletti calls home. When you think of L.A. style, ripped jeans, band tees, and oversize sunglasses might come to mind, but it’s not all casual, beach-inspired outfits like you might imagine. They do exist, but more sophisticated looks and retro trends are also on the rise, and L.A. fashion girls like Jenny Cipoletti are putting them on the map.
Interested to find out more about the shift in the fashion scene, I turned to Cipoletti to hear what she had to say about the biggest vintage trends of the moment and how to make them feel fresh and modern.
Go on to find which vintage trends are on the rise this season, and then shop our favorite pieces to tap into the looks.
“Plaid is taking on a new form this season. We’re moving away from ’90s grunge and into larger, more bold prints that were a product of the ’70s. I’m currently building my collection of coats to pants and skirts in as many different colorways as I can.”
We love the contrasting textures on this dress.
Wide-leg trousers are everywhere this season.
Show off this ruffled piece by pairing with a simple tucked-in shirt.
This dress is sure to turn heads.
“The most luxurious trend of the season! My favorite part is that it’s all candy-colored—from soft pinks to bright blues and marigold.”
Pair with the matching blazer for a luxurious look.
We love the pop of white trimming on this cool jacket.
Go for a criss-cross strap to make your feet feel extra secure.
Pair yours with leather boots.
“I understand the love-hate relationship people may have with the look but it’s back in a big way. The look that’s synonymous with supermodels from the ’90s is this seasons cool-girl must have.”
Every fashion girl needs a leather hat for fall.
Pair with a turtleneck for an elegant look.
Show off this cap with a simple black dress and mules.
So Parisian and chic.
“Or as I like to call them, couch florals—your grandma would appreciate this one! Head-to-toe florals are ladylike yet fashion-forward this fall. Try mixing a large print on the top and a small print on bottom for an elevated approach.”
We love the various floral patterns and high neckline.
Style a vintage-inspired top with jeans.
Romantic and sophisticated.
Try a more office-appropriate coat dress.
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