Spring into Vintage

Photography by: Nicole Castillo

Spring has officially sprung and so has an entirely new wardrobe. It is time to switch out heavy winter clothes for light, flowy fabrics and pops of color. We headed to a local diner in Tucson to debut some of our favorite vintage-inspired looks perfect for the new season.


Look One: Kami

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For me, spring fashion is all about light colors and fabrics. This cropped, tie-front top from Forever 21 is the perfect piece to transition into the new season, as it is girly and lightweight (which is ideal in Tucson, considering spring here feels more like summer on most days). The style of this top paired perfectly with these high-waisted jeans from BDG, giving the entire look a retro flair. I finished the look with my favorite pair of black sandals from Sam Edelman and minimal jewelry to keep it light and minimalistic.

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Top: Forever 21
Jeans: BDG
Sandals: Sam Edelman


Look Two: Tate

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With a new season comes a new wardrobe! For my first outfit I wanted to capture my favorite day to day look for Spring so I chose my brightest pieces from my closet. My style is very feminine so I wore my favorite hot pink mini skirt from Forever 21 and a pink and white plaid tank top from Colette.

I accessorized with a rose gold Kendra Scott druzy necklace and silver square Kate Spade studs. My favorite thing about this outfit was that it matched the pink vintage Cadillac at Little Anthony’s Diner.

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Look Three: Kami

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My second outfit incorporated a pop of color, which is always key when it comes to spring fashion. This red and white pinstriped tank characterizes spring with the addition of some color, as well as the bow detailing on the straps. During the spring, I have the tendency to reach for my light-wash denim pieces to keep the look fresh and light; these jeans from Madewell are some of my favorites and the rips in the knees keep the look more casual, while still adding small details that contribute to the overall ensemble. I finished the outfit off with white, platform Supergas to maintain the casual vibe.

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Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Madewell
Sneakers: Superga

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Look Four: Tate

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My second outfit is more standard and easier to mimic, but it can be worn for many different spring occasions.

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I wore a floral, off the shoulder top from Brass Plumb and my classic white, ripped Levi jeans. I love this look because you can just throw it on and go outdoors to embrace the sunshine & the smell of blooming flowers.

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Look Five: Kami

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For my final outfit, I opted for something less casual, yet still retro and light. Linen is an essential fabric in any spring wardrobe, which is why I chose to pair this white crop top from Boutique 816 with a blue and white gingham skort from Pitaya. The two pieces coupled perfectly together and made for the quintessential spring look. I chose to pair this outfit with a pair of nude, chunky-heel sandals from Vince Camuto, however, these could easily be switched out for a pair of white sneakers to dress down the look.

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Top: Boutique 816
Skort: Pitaya
Sandals: Vince Camuto

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Look Six: Tate

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For my last outfit, I wore a blue and white striped top from Nordstrom and a white denim skirt from Swindlers. Although pink is my favorite color, spring is my favorite time to incorporate light shades such as chambray like the one in my top.

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My skirt is a versatile staple in my wardrobe for both spring and summer and I highly suggest investing in one because it can go with just about anything! This look is a little more on the preppy side, but could still be jazzed up with some heels and jewelry for a nice dinner out.

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Editor: Cristina McHugh 


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