Wearing: Verge Girl cropped tee & skirt | Chess and the Sphinx handbag | Vintage Express belt | Superga Sneakers
Mixing vintage with modern is something I do often. Mainly because I have a serious addiction to vintage shopping that I haven’t been able to kick. I’m also a huge lover of anything stylish and affordable. This is where my love for vintage and contemporary fashion meet! Vintage can be tricky to wear and almost harder to pair with modern clothes. So, here are some guidelines for wearing vintage and modern:
- Don’t wear anything too dated: Disco looks from the ’70s will always be classics and come in and out of style, but don’t get too carried away with dancing-queen dresses. Shoulder pads and a plunging sequin necklines? Not cute then, still not cute now.
- Vintage Accessories: Pairing modern clothing with vintage shoes, bags and sunglasses is an easy way of beginning to work vintage into your wardrobe, as well as a simple way of taking a very special, fancier vintage piece and making it more wearable for today. Pops of color, surprising textile combinations, silhouettes and layers of contrasting patterns always make an outfit appear both uniquely modern and totally timeless.
- Contemporary Hair and Makeup: I’ll bet, unless you’re dedicating hours to recreate vintage hairstyles and makeup, your hair and makeup are already going to look comparatively modern. Simplicity in hair and makeup is a tried and true way of grounding a vintage outfit, such as wearing a 1950’s dress with a slicked back ballerina bun or pairing an Edwardian blouse with a subtly smoky eye.
*Shout out to mamabear for letting me steal your express belt from the 80s!*
Thanks for reading!