The biggest concern from people who don’t wear vintage but want to, is that they might appear like they are wearing a fancy dress costume. In this article, we are going to give you 5 tips on how to wear vintage clothing without appearing as if it were a costume.
5 tips for wearing vintage clothing:
1. Choose outfits that look like current trends.
Most modern fashion is really a reinterpretation of vintage clothing styles from the past. You would be surprised how close a lot of modern designer clothing comes to copying older outfits. Finding and wearing one such outfit is an easy way of avoiding a costume-y look.
2. Modern hair and makeup.
Minimalism in hair and makeup is a tried and true way of grounding a vintage outfit. For example, wearing a full on 70's maxi dress with loose messy hair and simple makeup or pairing an Edwardian blouse with a finely smoky eye. Even modern versions of classic hairstyles will update a look while still giving affirmation to the appropriate era.
3. Up-to-date accessories.
Pairing vintage clothing with up-to-date shoes, bags and sunglasses is an easy way to ground an otherwise quirky garment. It is easy to keep the overall look modernised by picking a color that is present in the garment. Another way to make it look modernised is by wearing up-to-date accessories in the same color. Pops of vibrant colour paired with all black accessories is also a quick way to modernise classic vintage clothing.
4. Collaborating vintage and new separates.
Mix-n-matching vintage clothes and new separates is probably the easiest way of beginning to work vintage into your wardrobe. It is also a simple way of taking a very special, fancier vintage piece and making it more wearable for day.
5. Mixing eras.
Even when wearing head-to-toe vintage garments, accessories included, it is possible to accessorise in ways that make your outfit seem more appropriate. Mixing eras can, surprisingly, have the same effect as combining new and vintage garments. Unexpected pops of vibrant color, surprising combinations of textiles and silhouettes and layers of contrasting patterns. These combinations always serve to make an outfit appear both uniquely modern and totally timeless. In fact, mixing eras may just be the most fun and sensational way to wear vintage clothing!
The above list is just a few ways to wear vintage without appearing like you’re wearing a costume. And, just as wearing vintage is a way to guarantee that your clothing is entirely unique, It is also a way to help the environment by conserving resources.
Shopping at vintage shops and websites is another way to support small businesses. Wearing vintage clothing also deepens your resources for expressing your own creativity and unique spirit.