Monday, February 1, 2016

Wearing Vintage ... Without it Looking Like a Costume

There is a trick to wearing vintage. And perhaps there's more than one trick.
But here's the main one...

 
 
 if the vintage piece is a bit more "decade obvious," keep it minimal so that you don't look like you're going to a costume party, or that perhaps you missed Halloween and are now making up for it.
 
Granted, if the vintage you're wearing is a classic, then you'll never look like you are wearing a costume. Which is main reason I love "classic" style. It's traditional (see that word "tradition"), which
means it's not trendy.

 
 


 

This outfit -- all of it except the skirt (and watch) -- is new. The one piece that is vintage is the center of attention. Which it should be! But, again. I'm not even adding a vintage purse (which I could and have). But I wore my Tory Burch with it and it all worked out dandy.
 
 


The skirt is a wool-blend, 1960s mid-length wiggle skirt. The gathering in the back is incredible. And that says it all, which means I don't need to add a vintage hat, or top, or even vintage shoes. (Though the ones I'm wearing are vintage-inspired and my watch is a vintage 60s, Omega).
 
You could absolutely wear all vintage and it would look amazing. But, by only wearing ONE vintage item, it makes people think twice about what you have on. "Is that vintage? Or does it just look like it? And where did she get that?"
 
If you can make people contemplate longer than two seconds on your outfit  = mission accomplished.
 

 
 
I try to incorporate vintage into what I'm wearing daily. Always. There's something about it that adds a punch of "wow" to the modern-day outfit and it is definitely something that no one else will be wearing.

Have a great week and wear your vintage peeps!

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