You might know I love a good layering duster (especially vintage ones) as spring approaches and we are able to wear lighter layers again. The key to a great duster is finding a piece that’s a bit roomy, longer than knee length, and has great movement to it—that way it layers and falls well over dresses, tees, and other lighter base pieces. Here are few examples of different vintage dusters all worn over the same base outfit to show you how they can create three totally different looks…
Outfit 1 – Casual
This is actually a shirt dress which I unbuttoned all the way down, took off the belt, and turned into a duster! It’s casual and cool, and I love the plaid in this color combo. Layered over the soft purple dress and paired with the aqua vintage bag, it makes a lovely spring easy and casual outfit.
Tip: Remember a button down dress can turn into a duster simply by wearing it open. And bonus…you get two styles in one!
Sources: Vintage duster from RareVTGStudio, Dress by Rachel Pally, Vintage purse from Madly Vintage, Loeffler Randall flats.
Outfit 2 – Floral
I’ve worn this statement floral duster lots of times in past posts, and it never gets old (even though it’s vintage)! I love pieces like that that are so versatile and bring a lot of color and pattern to a more solid base look.
Tip: Look out for sleeve lengths like this (longer than short sleeve and shorter than long sleeve) as it feels just right for layering with spring coming around the corner.
Sources: Vintage duster, Dress by Rachel Pally, Clare V purse and strap, Loeffler Randall flats.
Outfit 3 – Festive
This metallic rainbow striped vintage duster is pure magic. The oversized (one size fits all) style is meant to be worn draped over anything. It adds a festive feel to the base outfit and takes it up a notch for an evening out!
Tip: For festive dusters like this, look for metallics, special details that feel special, and that you’d want to wear with lots of things.
Sources: Vintage duster rented from Nuuly (click here for $10 your Nuuly subscription), Dress by Rachel Pally, vintage purse, Loeffler Randall flats.
P.S. See here for currently available vintage I’ve found for you (with dusters, too)! And wardrobe is from Industry West.
I love this style. The combination of several layers of colorful coats gives the outfit an atmosphere of spring. I wish there were more suggestions for matching outfits from color to style.
That’s a great suggestion! Thank you!