Do you love vintage clothing, but you are nervous to wear them because you are afraid of looking vintage yourself? In this video I’m going to tell how to wear vintage but not look old.
I love vintage clothing and accessories and over the years, vintage clothing has become really fashionable. In fact, you will often see vintage inspired clothing around in stores. But how do you wear the clothing so you don’t look like you are living in a time warp?
Don’t try to do your era the same way twice. For example, I was a teen in the 80’s and when I think back to the things I owe, I cringe. But even with the 80’s coming back, I won’t wear the same things in the same way. Big hair example.
Mix vintage with modern: Going all out vintage can make you look like you are going to costume party. Mixing vintage with modern will give it a contemporary edge and a style that is uniquely yours.
For example, I love this green leather jacket that comes from the 70’s. I wear it with a pair of jeans for casual or these printed pants for a bold look.
Vintage doesn’t have to look old: This leather coat I bought in Milan at the vintage market is still in great condition. In fact, you might not know it’s vintage unless I told you so. Look out for good quality vintage pieces.
If it is old and needs repair, have it fixed: Some vintage pieces look stylishly worn and some just look old. If it looks old, either fix it or get rid of it.
Wear vintage inspired pieces: This is a great way to add modern styling to vintage looks. For example, as you may know by now, I love the wrap dress and sell many of them in my own collection. This dress definitely has a 70’s inspired print, which is why I love it, but it isn’t vintage.
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