I have a question for all you vintage clotheshorses: do you limit yourself to just one era? Do you do just 30s, just 50s, late 60s, or do you mash it all up? Do you change it up on a daily basis?
I'm curious, because I've been finding a lot of 60s/70s clothes lately and while that is not my preferred style, they are easy to incorporate into a "vintage" wardrobe. I am wearing a 70s turtleneck sweater right now, and the nice thing about it is that it's not too precious to wear. Plus, I can just throw it in the washer. (Yes, it has a high polyester content...) It's a little too emo for my comfort zone, though- I feel like I should be wearing skinny jeans and a watch cap, and that is so not me.
If I had an unlimited clothing budget, ideally my style would be 1930s dresses with a couple 1940s suits and skirts thrown in. But that is just not what I have in my closet, and it's not really practical for me to dress like that right now while I'm home with my rugrats. Back before I had kids, when I was a working professional, I favored a classic 50s style of pencil skirts and cardigans. I still have quite a few of those, but my dry-cleaning bills would be horrendous!