Vintage is back, and it’s bigger than ever before. Clothing and accessories from the 1960s to as far back as the 1930s are making a comeback in the modern age. If you have been watching the world’s fashion scene from London to Hollywood, then you’ll already have seen some great vintage-inspired outfits on the catwalks and red carpets of the world over the past couple of months.
How Do You Dress Vintage Inspired?
Here’s your guide to finding your vintage outfit inspiration. From researching the vintage look to finally completing the look with the perfect vintage accessories and items, we have it all.
Find Your Vintage Inspiration
The first step to a vintage-inspired look is finding your vintage inspiration.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but it’s more likely found in era-appropriate resources. Draw from any source you like, including movies and television stars of the time. Red carpet events and regular fashion from the time can tell you almost everything you need to know about how to guide your vintage hairstyles, and vintage fashion.
Choose your vintage inspiration, and make this the starting point to find the perfect vintage style for you.
Research the Vintage Look
Researching your vintage look should be the next step.
The research is the fun part. Let your imagination run anywhere it likes. Watch movies and television from the time, and draw inspiration from famous movie stars from the era that you are looking to recreate.
It’s easy to create a vintage look with modern research. Instagram, YouTube, and other vintage-inspired influencers on social media platforms can also help to point you in the direction of more resources.
First, choose the hair and makeup look that you like.
Once that’s done, you can start to be more refined with your research and find vintage garments that you think will suit your style.
Keep a book, folder, or file of vintage-inspired items you’d like to see. Keep track of the fashion that you like to see, and you’re already halfway closer to creating your vintage-inspired look.
Find the Best Vintage Items
Have you found the perfect dress or accessory to recreate with your own vintage look?
It’s time for a shopping spree. Shopping for vintage pieces can take you to some unusual places. Chances are these will be places you wouldn’t normally think of going for modern, high fashion buys.
Vintage items are available almost everywhere. However, some of the best places you can go to find vintage items include Amazon and eBay. With more creativity, you can also make vintage items at home. If that is not your expertise, vintage clothing can also be bought on a tight budget.
If you don’t mind going offline for your fashion buys, thrift stores and flea markets are a great way to connect with sellers of vintage items. While their main focus isn’t high fashion, you can often find great vintage items from the right time period if you know where to look.
Where to Buy Vintage Clothes and Accessories
Don’t think that the above suggestions are the only answer when you’re looking out for vintage items. Vintage jewelry and more can often also be located by asking the right people. Consider asking older family members as they might still have some of these items from previous generations.
Some of the best vintage items out there aren’t for sale on shelves. Instead, they’re hiding in closets and dressers where they’re often forgotten. If you want to go the vintage route, go authentic and see what you can find by asking friends and family.
Ask the oldest people you know if they’ll let you raid through their clothing stash. Often, they’ll find it interesting – and most people are more than willing to help. Sometimes, an inherited or passed down dress or piece of jewelry is just waiting to be discovered – all you have to do is ask.
Additional Reading: The Biggest Vintage Trends Of 2022 – Vogue
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