Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Wear Vintage

Here are a few tips on how to wear vintage so that you don't look like you are going to a costume party.  Head to toe vintage is overkill, unless that just happens to be your trademark style or you are modeling for a magazine shoot, like the lovely gal below. 

Photographer: Lindsey Lissau

My Top Three Tips:

1.  If you have never worn vintage before, you may want to start with something small, like an accessory.  Belts, jewelry, and purses are great options.

Lightweight 50's Floral Screw-back Earrings
More comfortable then clip ons

50's Rhinestone Brooch
Pop it on your lapel

60's Vinyl Kelly Style Bag
Coordinates with all your warm tone garments

80's Woven Cord Belt with Medallion
Try this with a simple black dress

2.  Make your vintage item the focal point of your outfit by mixing it with simple, more classic or modern pieces from your wardrobe.

Striped 70's Knit Vest
Photographer:  Meagan Boston

3.  Your vintage piece needs to suit your personality and flatter your body.  Just because it is vintage doesn't mean it looks good on everyone.

80's Abstract Print Dress
Form fitting cut in a "notice me" print

Aqua 70's Dress with Lace and Pleats
For the Romantic Personality
Also great on those with a little extra "junk in the trunk"

All items shown are from my online vintage clothing boutique http://etsy.com/shop/hipfashionstylist

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