One of my favourite ways to style a look is combining modern staples with vintage classics. This look started with a contemporary Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress in a classic cream and black crosshatch pattern which I paired with my vintage lightweight black raffia coat (courtesy of my Grand Aunt Stella).
Now for my favourite part - accessorizing! Black framed contemporary glasses and true vintage clip on earrings with pearl drops add drama but the neutral colour scheme of both keeps the look from becoming overwhelming.
Add some contemporary pointy toe stilettos and a vintage black crocodile purse (courtesy of Grandmother Y.Y.) and I've got a look that combines modern and vintage elements!
p.s. The original wrist strap on my Grandmother's crocodile purse had dried and cracked in half so I replaced it with some new chunky gold chain and voila!