When most people think about vintage the first thing that comes to mind is pretty summery and spring dresses. Am I right? I love a pretty dress too but when it comes to winter they aren’t usually the first thing I grab to wear.

My winter wardrobe revolves around a few key vintage pieces…

Vintage winter wardrobe: 1960s John H. Hilton cape

Capes. I have a habit of going on and on about how much I love capes but seriously? Who can resist them, especially when they’re as lovely as this 1960s John H. Hilton fringed one?

Vintage winter wardrobe: Skirt Suits

Skirt suits. Not only do they look super cute as an ensemble but skirt suits are awesome for mixing and matching with other items in your wardrobe.

Vintage winter wardrobe: 1960s John Crundall cardigan

Cardigans are one of my all time favourite items in my wardrobe. I try to wear them all year round but in winter, they’re extra snuggly!

Vintage winter wardrobe: 1950s Pinafore

And lastly, if ever a great vintage layering piece there was… pinafores are the one because and it doesn’t even have to be an actual pinafore. Most sleeveless dresses will do and if it’s not too cold and windy out you can even layer up one your spring dresses.

How about you? What’s in your vintage winter wardrobe?

Images from The Australian Women’s Weekly: 4 March 1964; 25 Sept 1963; 16 March 1955.