I was so pleased that it was time to bust out my new suit that I couldn’t just wear it once, I immediately had to come up with another way to style it for a trip into Salem.

Vintage 1940s burgundy suit paired with leopard print and black

I wanted to splash out and buy myself a “good job me for getting a job” present, and after much consideration and browsing the internet, I came across this properly absurd 1940s tilt hat right near the top of my acceptable hat price range and purchased it at once with no regret.

Vintage burgundy red 1940s suit paired with a leopard print blouse and hat and black leather purse

Leopard print has been a bit of an acquired taste for me, and I find that I really like it best small, subtle, and paired with deep jewel tones. The burgundy color of this suit fits the bill perfectly, and I think I’ll be trying to style it with emerald green and royal blue as well.

Vintage 1940s military-inspired leopard-print fur and black felt tilt hat

Since I like to mix my cheap and expensive tastes I was also pleased that the hat was such a good match with my Target kids’ section leopard print cardigan. I think I’m going to have fun coming up with ways to style this hat…

Royal Vintage Shoes Marilyn 1940s inspired pumps in black

My trusty Royal Vintage Marilyns matched well and were super comfortable for trekking around Salem, too. I wasn’t exactly dressed for trying on clothes, but I guess wearing fancy things helps attract vintage, because I found another suit and a dress that I just had to have at Modern Millie, so you can expect to see another suit here soon!

Self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on a vintage 1940s deep wine red suit with a leopard print blouse

Vintage burgundy red 1940s suit paired with a leopard print blouse and hat and black leather purse

Vintage 1940s military-inspired leopard-print fur and black felt tilt hat

Vintage burgundy red 1940s suit paired with a leopard print blouse and hat and black leather purse

  • 1940s leopard print tilt hat: Etsy
  • Deep red 1940s suit: Etsy
  • Black and gold dangle earrings: Grandma’s
  • Leopard print cardigan: Target kids’ section
  • Black purse: Marshalls
  • 1940s style black leather pumps: Marilyns from Royal Vintage Shoes

  • I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review