Vintage Style

Sep 9, 2011

"Adding Some Vintage Fashion to Your Style"

Nowadays everyone is vying for a different look, and vintage clothing can be a stylish option for those who like old school style. Plus, vintage clothing, can also be used as an investment. The nature of classic vintage clothing and has its own style makes the wearer look stylish at any time, at any time.
You can either make or break your outfit with vintage. If you overdo it with heaps of accessories, layers and patterns, it'll totally break your look. If you've decided to wear vintage but still want to look modern and chic.

How to Wear Vintage Clothing
Pick one vintage garment and let it be your outfit's center-piece! Clothes and accessories that are older than you deserve this spotlight.
  • Add a few basic accessories that don't draw too much attention (eg. plain jewelry in gold or silver, plain leather bag)
  • Add modern pieces to create an up-to-date vintage look (eg. gladiator shoes, a plain belt around the waist).

How to Style an Outfit with Vintage Clothing
As long as it doesn't look like you came out from the Hollywood set of a Victorian movie then you'll look chic. Vintage is not a costume. The trick here is to keep your outfit balanced with 50/50 vintage and modern pieces.
So if you choose to wear a vintage blouse, you might want to balance it with modern pants or skirt. Or if you go for a vintage dress, a pair of high heeled modern sandals will do - imagine a long maxi dress from the 70's with modern open toe wedge sandals. How gorgeous isn't that? 

Start with Vintage Accessories
If you want a creative and varied wardrobe, cheap vintage accessories are your best bet. A few pieces can give your outfit a whole new look. And it's much more cost-effective because you can buy lots of accessories for the price of one vintage dress.
If you want to show off a fab find you purchase from a vintage or thrift store, wear it as your focal with basic pieces from your wardrobe such as jeans, a simple boyfriend blazer and a basic white tee. One key accessory (for example a purse or a scarf) is a great way to add a bit of vintage to your outfit.

Checklist on What's Typical Vintage
To help you get started, here's a list of details that add a vintage touch to your outfits:
  • Floral
  • Lace
  • Paisley
  • Polkadots
  • Checkers
  • Bows and Ribbons
  • Flapper Fringers
  • Headbands worn in a hippie-style
  • Ruffles
  • Peats 
  • Pants, tops and sweaters with flare arms
  • High-Waist
  • Anything that your grandma or grandpa used to wear.

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