However, mid century women had casual moments too and there are plenty of every day looks to emulate. This is particularly true if you look to the real women of vintage eras, rather then movie stars, for your style inspiration. One decade that really embraced casual style was the 1950s. The 50s where in many ways the era of the American teenager, and when they weren't dressing up for dances
they wanted to be casual
Today women of all ages wear jeans constantly so vintage lovers like myself who are well past their teens can feel comfortable looking at mid century photos of denim clad young people for style inspiration. We can also turn to Freddies of Pinewood.
Freddie's specializes in real, proper 1940s and 50s style denim and casual tops. These jeans are just like the 1950s originals, high waisted and well cut. There's no danger of your jeans sliding down to reveal your underwear, or worse, as so often happens with modern jeans. Plus, since there was a wide range of denim styles and the 1940s and 50s and Freddie's makes plenty of different cuts, so there really is something for everyone.
The jeans I am wearing in these pictures are my second pair of Freddies, I wrote about my first pair here. The jeans I am wearing in these pictures are the 1950s button jeans. I ordered a 32 instead of my usual 30 so they are a little loose. They are also long but I didn't bother to hem them I just cuffed them 1950s style.
My top is from Freddie's too. It is one of their 1950s style sweatshirts. I've had my shirt for quite awhile and the color combos have changed. They are all cute, comfortable tops though based on an authentic 1950s sweatshirt These tops run a bit small when compared to modern clothes. I am wearing a large here and I probably could have gone with an extra large. 1950s tops where fitted though, so tight is part of thr look, they also had high waists just like the jeans.
I really think this shirt is a good backdrop for novelty brooches. I usually wear it with my pink poodle felt brooch from Wacky Tuna (nothing better then a poodle ) but recently I wore it with my Luxulite Audrey II brooch, based on the super cute Little Shop of Horrors film, and I like that combo a lot too.
This is definitely one of the most practical, easy to wear vintage outfits I've ever put together. Its fun and simple, perfect lazy day wear. Thank you Freddies!
Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
Sweatshirt: Freddies of Pinewood
Poodle Brooch-Wacky Tuna
Audrey II Brooch-Luxulite
Poodle Purse-Etsy (I can't remember the seller)
Cat's Eye Sunglasses-A gift