First tip: wear vintage any way that inspires you and makes you feel great. I wear vintage skirts and tops mixed in with more modern clothes, and I wear vintage jewelry and scarves. Second tip: there are a lot of fabulous Visible Women at Visible Monday, so you can get vintage inspiration from them as well.
Always room in my dresser for vintage accessories:
Beata of Fashion Adventures At Any Age looks like a chic supermodel in her vintage hat (she calls it an “enormous” hat.) I love the retro look, a shout-out to the Dior New Look hats of the 1950’s. One way to do vintage is to choose just a single vintage item that makes a powerful statement:
Sheila of Ephemera demonstrates that a long denim skirt (this one vintage 80’s, I think) is still mighty cool. Especially with a front opening to the knees, and swooshy shape. Love that fuzzy pale blue sweater too. Sheila’s silver accesories look modern, as does her fabulous hair:
Sacramento of Mis Papelicos in a true purple vintage shirt-dress, with an emerald belt and red bag. It all works together beautifully, combining decades and primary colors:
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo looks stunning, as per always, in a vintage skirt from an estate sale. Suzanne combines it with a modern top and brown suede pumps, and vintage reproduction bag. Read her post for lots of great suggestions on how to style a vintage skirt.
Vix of Vintage Vixen wears vintage most every day, and she always looks glorious in it. Here’s a 1960’s maxi dress, while Vix shows a newly created lace dress, from a vintage Mexican tablecloth. Talent and beauty, this one:
How do you like your vintage?
Announcement! Visible Monday is taking the week off, as I travel to foreign lands (Canada!). We will return with Vis Mon on Sunday June 26th. Enjoy the weekend, and stay fabulous.
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