Monday, November 15, 2010

Mix & Match

" If you're a newbie to buying and wearing vintage, it can certainly be intimidating. Cuts and fit are a little different than what we're used to and styles are from days gone by, but with the right pieces, mixing a little vintage into your current wardrobe is a piece of cake. Plus, you'll never get caught wearing the same outfit as another girl at the party. "
Here are a few basics to get your started:

Blazers are literally everywhere this season and the best way to find an affordable version is to buy vintage as it is one of a kind & way cheaper than the new one.
This plaid blazer is pretty bold but a simple navy or cream color works too if want to play safe. If you're smaller, try looking in the boys section for old prep school blazers. You can also pair the blazer with mini skirt or shorts with unique wedges & you are good to go.

Vintage Dress
Vintage dresses are perhaps the easiest to integrate into your wardrobe since most of the dresses being sold these days are vintage inspired anyways.
It's all about the fit so make sure you try before buying or measure the dimensions if you're shopping online or perhaps you can always alter it to make it fits you perfectly. Add a belt for some always-crucial waist definition, and you've got a complete vintage look.

Vests like this knit one are a great layering piece; you can also go for a menswear look with a more structured version and don't forget to check the men's section for vintage suit vests. Wide leg jeans and a sturdy leather belt give this vest a cool '70s vibe. Put on your sunnies & pair it with nice handbag & you are all set to hit the town with your bff.

Pencil Skirt
The pencil skirt is a style that is in abundance so you shouldn't have trouble tracking one down. Youd should pick the one with pop up color.
You can pair it with a button up for a chic work look or sex it up a little for a night out.

Boots like these flat brown leather pair are super versatile, you can wear them with dresses, leggings, jeans, shorts you name it. Substitute some buttery leather boots for your flip-flops and you've got an instant update for your denim cutoffs.

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