' Vintage Style: Winter Warmers – What Katie Did

Posted on by Wiggy Bamforth

Wrap up warm in vintage-inspired knits and checks this winter! Emphasize your waist to keep the look super sleek and chic.

For our latest styling sequence we've teamed up with the wonderful Miss Victory Violet, and her range from Voodoo Vixen London. This Bridget Tartan Flare Skirt in a grey check is a beautiful winter piece; a neutral colour is very versatile, and the full-skirted cut keeps you warm in those cold spells. The matching belt provided really emphasizes the waist, to ensure the outfit doesn't become too bulky. 

We've teamed this skirt with two pieces from Emmy Design, a Swedish designer who creates beautifully crafted pieces that will last you a lifetime and are worth every penny. The Busy Bow Blouse in Cream is an excellent staple piece for any wardrobe, combining smart tailoring with a beautifully feminine finish that will go with hundreds of outfits. 

We've finished off with one of Emmy's Ice Skater Cardigans. You may recognize the design as these cardigans have become a bit of a cult piece on the vintage scene, and are often sold out! They're so popular as they are made from high quality super soft and hard-wearing wool, the perfect thickness for vintage style as they are heavy enough to keep you warm but light enough to layer beautifully without too much bulk. When looked after they last for years and years, and don't make you sweaty when you go from the cold outdoors to a warm house (unlike polyester!) Emmy brings out a few different colours every so often, and also makes alternative knitwear in a similar vintage shape with a tailored waist if they're out of stock. 

A word on the accessories! We've used two of our favourite designers here, Shazam for the hairflowers and Luxulite for the jewellery. Here at What Katie Did we believe things should be built to last, and both pieces are a sound investment. Shazam Hairflowers are beautifully made with strong clips to hold them on, and stiffened petals which don't droop or start looking battered. Luxulite's beautiful cherry themed necklace and earring set works beautifully with the colours of this outfit, but would also look lovely in the spring teamed with more summery attire. 

Now to the lingerie! As it's winter and we've indulged a little too much over the holidays(!) we've chosen our Glamour Nouveau Waspie, a brilliant little cincher that takes an inch or so off your waist and smooths everything out for some serious hourglass curves. Underneath Miss Victory Violet wears the Harlow Nouveau Deep Knickers and Suspender Belt and our Glamour Nouveau Bra (described by London Boutique Manager Rachel as "The comfiest bra ever!")

And to finish off, our Claret Seamed Stockings! Beautifully soft and luxurious nylons, these stockings have a generous welt to ensure no digging in or riding up, and come in a huge range of colours to match any outfit! Top off with a pair of Miss L Fire's super glam and incredibly comfortable Amber Shoes in black and dance into the New Year! 

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