A Modern Take on Heirloom Style

Vintage, up-cycled, or newly made from sustainable materials, give your wardrobe a retro vibe with these looks.

1. There’s a raw modernity to the sustainably handmade Hadley collection by designer Hadley Clark, who’s known for conceptually merging fashion and art. Clark handcrafts cotton yardage from the linings of discarded vintage clothing and kimonos, vintage linens, and other cotton remnants, making each garment unique, like this WHT Forest top with its lovely Victorian vibe. Similar variations of this style are available or can be custom-made in a range of seven sizes. $185, Inner Space (2711 Troost)

2. The babouche slipper was created centuries ago by the Moroccans and has retained a timeless appeal for the bohemian-spirited. For spring, slide into this embroidered pair from Do Good Co., a Westport shop that curates a selection of gently used and never-worn clothing, accessories, and home furnishings, and gives back to charity with the many fund-raising events they hold. $65, Do Good Co. (Westport) 

3. Edinburgh-based jewelry designer Grainne Morton creates real conversation pieces. She delights in collecting refined and treasured antique and forgotten objects, buttons, Victorian cameos, crystals, and semi-precious stones, and uses precious metals for her distinctive, one-of-a kind jewelry. She handcrafts cleverly unmatched chandelier earrings with fine balance and a unique eye for color, shape, and proportion. Asiatica in Westwood has carried the Grainne Morton collection even before it hit cult status with European fashion editors and style icons alike. $965, Asiatica (Westwood) 

4. Mix retro references with abandon. This Cult Gaia Zaha Bag has a ’60s feel but is newly made of strong, sustainable bamboo caging, and will look fresh paired a multitude of ways. $208, Standard Style (Town Center Crossing) 

5. Donna’s Dress Shop owner Donna Foulk has electric personal style that resonates, and her knowledge of vintage fashion runs deep, as does her shop’s selection. These ’60s-style gold frame sunglasses in a rounded octagon shape came into style in the early 1800s, yet look modern still, and this nostalgic Nouveau-period gold-filled locket looks new again. Sunglasses, $14, Locket, $54, Donna’s Dress Shop (Westport) 

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