This isn’t the first time Carolyn of Fig Dreams Clothing and Designs has guest posted on Wore Out. Caro’s an amazing stylist, designer, and vintage clothing aficionado so I was beyond excited when she agreed to style up the perfect looks for a long weekend in Burlington.
Burlington, Vermont offers some of the best ways to relax and take in local flavor, especially in the summer. Here are my offerings from the racks of Downtown Threads to give you the most options and freedom wardrobe wise in the good ol’ 802.
Hat: Vintage, Dress: Handmade by Where Designs, Tote Bag: Unknown Arts You cannot visit Burlington for a long weekend without hitting up the Farmer’s Market. Spend the morning on Saturday strolling the booths bursting at the seams with fresh produce, local meats, honey, maple products, and delicious treats. This locally made mint green baby doll dress paired with a felt hat will get you through the crowds perfectly. This hand printed tote by Unknown Arts is the perfect size for all of your goodies.
Vintage Bathing suit, denim shorts, & baja shirt: Downtown Threads After the Farmer’s Market begins to wind down, the temperature has crept up. I suggest hitting a local watering hole for some sun and beach fun. A quick bus or car ride will take you to North Beach. Located in Burlington, near the bike path off North Ave, North Beach offers sandy beaches, grills, and plenty of grass to play frisbee. I am loving this psychedelic print vintage one piece suit with sailor inspired denim shorts. As the sun begins to fall in the sky, a chilly breeze might just creep in across the lake. I suggest a baja shirt to stay warm and to keep mosquitoes off your back.
Blue Shorts, Vintage bag, & Short sleeved silk top: Downtown Threads Cocktail time. There are too may restaurants to name here, but for great food and an amazing hand picked wine selection, I recommend Pistou Restaurant. These bright shorts and the fun bag would be the perfect pairing for dinner on the patio. A short sleeved silk button up keeps you cool without fuss.
Vintage cardigan, Floral dress, and Vintage hat: Downtown Threads Sundays around here are for two things. Brunch and coffee. This sweet floral dress and the mint green cardigan are super comfy but with the felt hat, you look pulled together. Sundays sometimes offer some great live music at The Radio Bean. This chic but hipster flavored outfit will ensure you will fit in with the locals.
Lace top & Snakeskin Shorts: Downtown Threads, Printed American Apparel Bra: Where Designs, Chic Necklace: Boom Shaka Laka Designs. You have to experience Reggae Night at Nectar’s sunday night if you want to see what summer is allll about in Burlington, Vermont. It gets hot on the dance floor, and to keep you staying cool I love this combination of lace, gold, and hand printed deliciousness. The sheer lace top will keep you covered but over breathing room once you work up a sweat to the amazing beats. Of course the gold snakeskin patterned booty shorts will keep your legs at the center of it all. Accessorize with a funky necklace and you are ready for a hot time, summer in the city.
Carolyn Phelps Little manages Downtown Threads, where all of these pieces were gleaned from.