11 Apr 2014

1981 mini-warobe goes 40's!

I love mini-wardrobes, who doesn't? Well, the 80's weren't exactly a highlight in fashion history, but some things can still be inspiring. Above a 1980's article which plays around with the combinations of 7 items for the 7 days of the week. Since the early 40's are by far my favorite fashion era, I thought it would be interesting and fun to interchange the items with 40's pieces.
And yes, one day I'm definitely going to make a 40's mini-wardrobe for myself!

the original 7 piece mini-wardrobe:
  • corduroy jacket 
  • corduroy trousers 
  • corduroy skirt 
  • woolen leather-trimmed jacket/blazer
  • cotton shirt with ruffed collar and pintuck panel
  • long sleeved print shirt
  • ruffeld georgette blouse
While the 40's were all about dresses and suits, it is easier to combine with separates. Let's take a look at the 40's counterparts of the pieces above! Instead of a suit and a separate jacket I took two very different suits as base items.

suit, jacket and skirt:
The 3 piece suit on the left is a great basic for your wardrobe. You can wear the belted jacket with the trousers or with the flared skirt. The mustard jacket on the right has an A-line skirt and combines well with the grey or blue slacks below:

slacks and casual blouses:
Grey corduroy pants with a burgundy, long-sleeved blouse, or deep-blue slacks with an interesting, hooded shirt in red and white striped crepe:

short sleeved blouses:
With decorative top-stitching and plain in an interesting, striped fabric. Both combine well with the slacks or the suits.

elegant blouses:
Two dressier lace blouses, one lace blouse with 3/4 sleeves and a peplum and one buttoned with dolman sleeves. In white color they combine well with the pieces above:

my 40's combinations:

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