Fashion for ‘An Indian Summer’

16 Oct

It’s not quite blustering and it’s not entirely blistering, it’s the beautiful seasonal phenom called “an Indian Summer” and it’s the perfect opportunity to blend summer and fall wear.

Photos by Christopher Doherty

Sandals, capris, tanks, yes, they all get a second chance at turning heads during these warm autumn days. And for me, this recently meant donning a Robin’s egg blue 1980s blazer and a couple accessories from the same era.

Check out the details:

A 3-in-1 flat beaded 1980s necklace gives enough black-and-white detail to reflect the styling theme of the belts.

Why not wear two belts to create a bandolier look with an extra funky vibe?

And how could any ’80s look be complete without the side pony tail?

How Much for ‘An Indian Summer’?


$.50 Black-and-White 1980s necklace (Steeple-to-People, Honey Brook, PA)
$.50 Abstract Animal Print 1980s Belt (Goodwill Clearance, Lancaster, PA)
$2 Robin’s Egg Blue 1980s Blazer (Rainbow Thrift Store, Towanda, PA)
$3 White Racer-Back Tank (Variety Shop, Bergerline, NJ)
$10 Black Capris (Express Clearance)
$30 Patent Leather Platform Sandals (Marshalls Mega Shoe, Edgewater, NJ)

{So} What’s the Take-Away?

Blues: Fall’s perfect hues.

This is a pretty simple outfit, yet it makes a statement in two ways — the Robin’s egg blue blazer and the accenting details.

Incidentally, blues are a fabulous color to wear in the fall because it compliments the autumnal scenery. So not only will this color palette help you be the belle of the fall, it also will keep the lively summer spirit alive.

And, to me, fall represents whimsy — perhaps its the randomness of the fluttering leaves and the magic of the environment changing before our very eyes — which naturally means wearing a color reflective of a little playfulness perfectly matches an Indian summer!

{Post Script} The other blue belt I am wearing came from this early 1980s Blue Frock, which cost a total of $.75 as I got it from a Goodwill Clearance Center in Lancaster, PA. As for the bracelets, I’ve had those since I was “a girl” and that means they are my own ’80s originals!

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6 Responses to “Fashion for ‘An Indian Summer’”

  1. Dawn O'The Atoms October 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM #

    So totally 80s…I’m having a flashback just looking at your pics, lol. Lovely blazer. Great back shot! You must work out 🙂


    • Thrifty Vintage Chic October 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM #

      I know, a complete flashback — well, not completely but enough highlights of the decades to bring about a stroll down memory lane! While I am not a huge ’80s fashion fan, this outfit is one of a couple recent ensembles which give a nod to that era … stay tuned for more looks!! (oh, and yes, I do workout — I’m a bit of an athlete!)


  2. Alicia Booker October 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM #

    Beautiful colors! I like the two belts and the black and white necklace. Baby Blues are nice color for you:)


  3. Lemonzest October 19, 2010 at 2:07 AM #

    nice blazer colour..
    love it


    • Thrifty Vintage Chic October 20, 2010 at 9:22 PM #

      Thanks!! I was thrilled to find such a great color on a blazer that had a classic ’80s cut to it!


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