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Tips for Matching Vintage Outfits

When you are a fan of vintage fashion, there are many places that you can search to find unique items. But vintage clothing can be of many styles and you need to consider how to match outfits to create a cohesive look. There are many people that gravitate toward vintage fashion instead of what is on trend at the moment purely because of the appreciation they have for the style and the uniqueness of the design.

You can balance today’s trends with vintage styles to create something unique for yourself. You have to understand what you like and don’t like including the colours and patterns that you prefer when shopping vintage clothing. There are many online stores where you can find 1950s clothing and these are truly timeless pieces of fashion. You have to consider how to accessorise your vintage outfits.

You don’t necessarily have to match the same style of clothing when it comes to accessories. There are certain times when you can use some modern accessories to create a unique look. Think about how you wear modern accessories and select vintage pieces that can be used with most of your wardrobe.

Accessories are a very easy way of matching vintage outfits. You can use a bag, a string of pearls, sunglasses, rings, scarves, shoes etc. to accentuate the vintage outfit. You can also match modern clothing with vintage pieces. For example, you can wear a vintage jacket over a more modern dress design. This creates an intriguing fashion moment. This is also a great way of highlighting a dramatic vintage piece. The modern complement can help mute the rest of the design so that the outfit doesn’t look overdone. For example, high-waisted pants have been a trend for a while and this was something that was popular back in the day as well.

You can match a vintage piece with such a pant and use some modern accessories to harmonise the outfit. Look for a blouse that can be tucked into the pant to accentuate a smaller waist. You may need something more form-fitting so that the outfit doesn’t look too loose or baggy. You can also create something sexy by using a vintage bustier top with a pair of high-waisted pants.

There are many modern accessory trends that you can find that have vintage roots. One such example is the circular lens glasses. Some of the pieces that you should include in your outfit are a belt, jewellery, sunglasses and a purse. You can use elaborate leather belts, belts that come with metal hardware etc. Make sure that the set of accessories you use still complement each other and don’t overshadow one another. When wearing a vintage outfit, you don’t need to wear an entirely vintage outfit. There are no rules that you have to adhere to. So instead of going for a 100% vintage look, try to incorporate one piece of vintage clothing item with contemporary items. So you can still shop in the popular clothing stores while still maintaining your unique style.

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