Tips for Everyday Vintage
Explore the playful side of your wardrobe by mixing a little retro fashion into your everyday ensembles. These simple tricks from our style experts offer effortless solutions for choosing your favorite vintage styles and pairing them with your current designs.
Pick Your Palette
When you're exploring your favorite ‘90s prints, opt for designs that pair well with your existing wardrobe pieces. Not only are you more likely to wear colors you already own and love, but it’ll also be easier to layer complementary vintage and modern pieces to create balanced ensembles.
Find a Vintage Print in a Modern Cut
For an updated retro style, choose a single vintage element to highlight, and balance the look with contemporary foundations. For example, wear a 90s printed dress with a modern tailored fit, or pick a structured ‘80s jacket made from an elegant gray knit. When in doubt, choose vintage printed pieces cut in a modern silhouette that feels at home in today's setting.
Choose a Focal Point
Even with the most elegant designs, full vintage looks can risk looking like a costume. Instead, choose a single retro piece to be the focal point of your ensemble. Pair a delicate vintage blouse with tailored trousers, or accent your vintage printed dress with a sleek blazer and simple accessories. The subtle foundation highlights the key piece, drawing the eye to your unique style without feeling overwhelming.
Play with Vintage Accessories
Dip your toe into the retro trend with an exploration of accessories. A delicately embroidered handbag or printed silk scarf adds the perfect vintage touch while pairing well with any contemporary ensemble. Accessories also give you the opportunity to explore your favorite elements of the trend before committing to larger pieces. If you find that a floral scarf becomes a favorite piece, take the next step and embrace a floral printed blouse for bolder vintage trends.
With these simple styling tips, you can incorporate ‘80s and ‘90s fashion into your everyday wardrobe with a modern twist. Create your own vintage-inspired style today.