Cheap Chic is an under the radar classic, an anti-fashion style book that was first published in 1975. Radical in it’s time, it still resonates today.
The book introduced an unconventional idea: wear what you want. Shop at ethnic markets, army-navy stores and (of course) vintage shops. Mix it all together in a way that suits you.
Cowboy boots with a French bakers apron and a turban? Have at it!
While some of the looks are very rooted in the era, a surprising number look as fresh today as they did 40 years ago. Here are some photos, with quotes from the book.