These seven vintage styles will teach you how to dress vintage with modern clothes and will make you look chic while wearing vintage.
Some girls say “ewww!” to vintage fashion. I get it, you don´t want to put your hands on past styles because past is supposed to stay in the past, right? But I´m a firm believer that the best way to ace vintage fashion is by updating it with modern pieces. I, too, hate an outfit that looks like everything was lifted from flea market. Not that something is wrong with it but, I find it wrong.
Here are my seven cents on how to approach vintage styling like a pro this spring and summer.
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1. How to Dress Vintage with Modern Clothes: The Sweet Light Pink
1) Dear Diary Tee 2) Lace Dress 3) Field Days Top 4) Allie Dress
Go tickled light pink! Did you know that pink, especially light pink, looks neat and polished no matter how you style it? It also looks relaxed and peaceful. That´s why you can easily get away with a vintage item in pink hue.
Take a vintage tee or a ruffled striped top to wear tucked in a pleated skater skirt, layered over with a luxe fur coat. Or go for a pink dress, lace or embroidered empire waist, toughened up with a black moto jacket and fierce shoes.
2. The Night Bloom Florals
1) Night Bloom Dress, 2) Garden Nights Dress, 3) Harem Pant, 4) Anjeline Tank
You´ve probably noticed that most vintage clothes have light, worn-out looking floral print? If you´re not comfortable with it, opt for dark florals that bloom gorgeously at night. Wear a dark floral vintage top with leather pants, throw a boyfriend cardigan on a floral maxi dress with slits at the leg, or partner a vintage harem pant with the newest, boldest shoes in town!
3. How to Dress Vintage with Modern Clothes: One of A Kind Jumpsuit
1.) Breezy Jumpsuit, 2.) Cindy Jumpsuit, 3.) Easy Jumpsuit, 4.) Linda Jumpsuit
Wear a jumpsuit like no other, go for the rare and not mass-produced. The tough cargo one piece is now available in bright blue silk, you only have to add a pair of single strap sandals for a fierce but sexy look.
Remember, the key is choosing a vintage jumpsuit that makes you feel comfortable and brave. Then complete with the fiercest or the sexiest shoes you have.
4. Sleek Vintage Pants
1) Indigo Dream Pants, 2) Jil Sander Pant, 3) Hot Tropics Pant, 4) Armani Trousers
I love vintage trousers that can be worn to work or party. Vintage high waist and textured trousers can be worn with a printed top, a tuxedo jacket, and pumps to work. After five o´clock, changed to a cropped top and strappy heels. Hot tropic pants are kind of scary to pull off, but if you tone it down with one single color from the print, you´ll feel braver.
5. How to Dress Vintage with Modern Clothes: Wild Outerwear
1) Jungle Cardi, 2) Kitty Jacket, 3) Kenzo Fur Blazer, 4) Wildcat Bomber Jacket
Whether it´s a cardigan, a blazer, or a bomber jacket, choosing wild print topper that´s perfect for you is your call. In case you´re wondering how to wear it with flair, check out my thorough tips on how to wear leopard print coat without looking matronly.
But the best style strategy that I´ve always find reliable is wearing it with black. Try a wild print bomber jacket with this season´s flared skirts, or interpret a leopard blazer with little black dress.
6. Bright Patterns
1) Escada Blouse, 2) Tropic Blouse, 3) Baroque Silk Blouse, 4) Malaga Dress
Start your spring with crazy, bright vintage pieces that set the mood. I´m digging a shiny red pebble print silk blouse to wear with tiger print con skirt, as well as a tropic print blouse to tandem my ever favorite high waist summer shorts. But maybe you´d rather look ah-mazingly vintage in a paisley print dress or a colorful Baroque print blouse? Let me know!
7. How to Dress Vintage with Modern Clothes: Pretty Polka Dots
Escapades Skirt, Mixed Silk Blouse, Elise Blouse
I was supposed to skip this but I just can´t because polka dot print is always a spring staple for me. I´m thinking of wearing it with a side-slit skirt or black leather midi skirt to formal affairs. I imagine too how totally awesome an olive dot-print blouse would look tucked in high waist denim shorts for weekends or summer holiday.
Now over to you, what do you think of these vintage trends for spring and summer? Have I convinced you now that vintage pieces can blend harmoniously with the modern pieces in your wardrobe? Let´s discuss in the comments below.