Vintage style is so popular in fashion at the minute but a surprising number of people get it wrong. It’s not just about finding a load of vintage stuff and making an outfit out of it. If you take it too far, you’ll just look like you’re dressed up as somebody from the past for a costume party. If you really want to get the best out of your vintage clothes, you need to use them sparingly and blend them with some more modern stuff to create a killer outfit. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Taking 2 styles that are wildly different and trying to marry them together is often a recipe for disaster, but if you know what you’re doing, you’ll get some amazing results. Here are a couple of tips on blending vintage and modern fashion effectively.
Accessorizing well is one of the easiest ways to match 2 very disparate styles without them clashing. There are some great vintage bags out there that are a little more understated than some of the bolder clothes pieces. They’re perfect for matching with an outfit that already has quite a few different colours and patterns in it because you don’t risk overcrowding the outfit. They’re also ideal to give a little boost to a plain outfit that doesn’t have much else going on.
Statement jewelry is a great way to really make an outfit stand out but still remain elegant at the same time. Vintage jewelry, in particular, is ideal for this. Have a look at this Yafa Signed Jewels - Cartier collection, for example. If you match a flashy yet stylish bracelet like that with a plain dress, you can make it pop. Just be careful that you’re not overdoing it with statement jewelry. It draws attention to a certain part of the outfit and accentuates those features so consider the strongest aspects of the outfit and then use 1 or 2 carefully selected pieces of vintage statement jewelry to highlight them.
Find A Balance
One of the most important rules, when you’re trying to combine 2 different styles, is to find a balance between the 2. If you wear a completely modern outfit with a load of modern accessories and then just stick a vintage necklace in there, it’s just going to look out of place. You need to find a balance and blend the 2 styles, not just stick them on top of each other. Don’t just think in terms of half and half either. Think about how much attention each part of the outfit commands. For example, if you’re wearing a big chunky vintage necklace, that draws the eye quite a bit. A lot of the outfit is already dominated by vintage style, so it’s best to make the rest of the accessories a little more modern to balance things.
If you follow these basic rules, you can create some brilliant outfits that cleverly combine modern and vintage fashion the right way.