Boardwalk beauty

Break it down, and everything about this outfit is disarmingly simple: the shapeless cream dress that breaks out into stripes as it nears the bottom hemline, the simple nude wedges, the little black clutch, the unfussy ponytail. Only the long beaded necklaces has a level of ornateness. But from all these simple parts a cohesive whole forms – a whole that plays to the return 1920s fashion but that manages to do so with just the right amount of theming.

twenties street style

While a more true-to-history hairstyle or more authentic vintage pieces would suit the look, they could also push it over into feeling costume-ish. Instead the outfit, as snapped by Vanessa Jackman, feels fresh.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.