RSVP Montgomery

Retro Riot


Kim Traff
Photos by Michael Carson
Styled by Suzanna Wasserman
Hair by Jen Powell
Makeup by Derricius Chambers & Rebekah Edwards, LUSH Makeup Art
Models: Keoshane Allen, Carolina Anderson, Lauren Cromwell, Anna Gibbs, Rebekkah Runk

While fashion is always evolving, we can’t deny that it keeps repeating itself. There is something about vintage-inspired style that opens a window to our past and gives us a nostalgic feeling again and again. You don’t have to go retro all at once, but with the right accessories and attitude you can easily revamp your wardrobe. Pair something old with something new to bring the whole shebang to date and on trend.

Talk about glam! This classic royal blue shirt by Glam pairs perfectly with these printed tweed shorts by English Factory (Welle). Add this fun Kate Spade confetti sequin sneaker, and you’ll be doing spirit kicks in no time (Dillard’s).

(L) This back-zip chambray dress by Lilla P (Welle Studio) with a cotton-blend fabric is a must-have for fall that transitions to cooler weather. While it looks awesome with these Decie leather studded booties by Gianni Bini (Dillard’s), it can easily be worn with flats or sneakers too! Put on the final touches with red Glenda earrings (Welle), Quay sunnies and a convertible mini bag by Ralph Lauren (Dillard’s).

(M) This cheerful, floral-print wrap dress from A loves A (Dillard’s) is another perfect piece that will take you straight from summer to fall. It is versatile enough to pair with this Kenzie sling-back flat by Frye (Dillard’s), but imagining it with booties gives us warm fuzzies, too!

(R) We are obsessed with the pinstripe hem and pockets on this vintage dress from Kynard Korner. Add a gin martini, dry, and you’ll be just as stylish as the person who wore it the first time around.

Give your wardrobe a touch of flair with this plaid corset crop top (American Eagle) and corduroy bell-bottoms from Free People (Dillard’s). Kick back in the Corte sneaker, one of Nike's most recognizable designs (DSW), which may be one of our most favorite comebacks this season! This graphite starburst pendant is great as a small statement or for layering with other necklaces (PB&J Collection).


This double V-neck tee by Lilla P (Welle) features a rib trim with raw edges. There are many colors to choose from, but we absolutely love it in curry for fall. The perfect crop length to pair with your favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans (Welle) or a skirt for date night! The knotted, striped headband (Welle) and handmade lightning bolt necklace (PB&J Collection) offer a touch of nostalgia that will bring on the good times.

(L) Vintage-style band tees never go out of style, and lucky for us we don’t have to go digging for them. This Rolling Stones tee (American Eagle) looks great knotted at the waist with this silk smoke skirt by Free People (Dillard’s). Chunky Disruptor Filas (DSW) and these mod, 5-inch, Lucite drop earrings (Versona) will make your statement even bolder.

(M) Lauren looks ultra-chic in a Habitual Brynlee striped top and jeans by Citizens of Humanity. Throw on a round, woven, cross-body and oversized earrings to dress it up (Welle) and give this look some sporty vibes with these old-school burgundy Ward Vans (DSW).

(R) Let it be said that skirts and vintage tees are all the rage this fall. This Gianni Bini Candace A-line skirt (Dillard’s) is soft and flowy and takes this American Eagle t-shirt up a notch. Keep it playful with Kate Spade confetti sneakers by Keds (Dillard’s) and a star-studded necklace by PB&J Collection.

Animal print has always been a style staple, and this front-zip cheetah skirt reminds us why! The perfectly distressed, all-American styles by Free People make it a brand everyone loves. The simple black tee and fabulous boots by Gianni Bini are so comfortable you’ll be wearing them every day! Gorjana necklaces are always stylish and add the perfect touch to any outfit, and this amazing vintage Prada belt bag is evidence that good fashion never goes out of style (Dillard’s).

We are forecasting paisley as a leading fashion trend once again. This back-zip, high-neck vintage top gives off a Woodstock vibe (Kynard Korner). The black swoosh on these white Nike tennies keeps the branding bold (DSW). Sporting square, painted-rim glasses, which are particularly flattering to round faces, by Tory Burch (Dillard’s) and oversized earrings (Versona), this 70s look is too much fun!

The flowers on this vintage top from Kynard Korner are whispering tall tales to this golden hour wrap mini skirt by Sugarlips (Dillard’s). Marry the eras with this timeless crocheted purse and earrings from Welle Studio.

If there were a princess of Bel Air, we imagine she’d be wearing these distressed high-waisted mom jeans and super soft and stretchy tie-dye halter-top from American Eagle. Strut your stuff all day long with these Fila sneakers (DSW), and keep your eyes in the clear with these Quay cat-eye glasses (Dillard’s). The blue-light lenses help block harmful HEV light from screens, which can help prevent headaches. Scroll the ‘gram in style!

These corduroy pants are designed to be as free as you. Featuring a high, paper-bag waist, front tie and wide and wonderful leg, American Eagle gets an A+ for these bottoms. Keep the attention on these fabulous pants by wearing a simple white bodysuit from Free People. You will be looking for the catwalk in Free People’s Bungalow buckle-strap clog booties and Kendra Scott earrings (Dillard’s).

Flannel in the fall is love at first sight! Keep it casual with this grey tank and plaid button-up (American Eagle) tied around this Free People denim mini skirt. We love the zip-up front and distressed, frayed hemline. These Free People Bungalow buckle-strap clog booties (Dillard’s) will have everyone asking, “Who’s with the band now?”

Turn heads in this Free People dusty-mauve satin skirt (Dillard’s). The sleek satin fabric falls from a high, bias-cut waist into a draped midi skirt with a rounded hem. The simple burgundy lace-trim tank (American Eagle) is understated but oh so sexy. The vintage Louis Vuitton mini purse may be small but makes a large fashion statement.

Gianni Bini’s floral-print chiffon skirt features a ruching drawstring to give it a high-low hemline. Keep it simple up top with a white tee by Antonio Melani and Gorjana jewels, and go wild with the eye-catching print on this Dolce Vita calf-hair bootie (Dillard’s). Throw in a pop of color with a pair of golden-yellow hoop earrings (Versona).

Show off your feminine silhouette with this urban jungle wrap blouse with elastic waist and Jericho blue bell-bottoms by Free People (Dillard’s).

Slip into the flattering fit of these Dojo wide-leg trousers by 7 for all Mankind for unsurpassed style. We love the vintage look of this pink and green striped button-down by Double Zero (Welle). Roll up the sleeves, flip the collar or tie it above the waist for a little more self-expression, and add the Reebok Harman women's sneaker (DSW) to spice it up. Make it rain with accessories! We paired a delicate Gorjana necklace (Dillard’s), green hoops (Versona) and pink headband (Welle) for an unexpected pop to spice up the simplicity of the outfit.

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