How to Style Vintage Outfits

how to style vintage outfitsObviously, the way in which you wear your vintage clothing will, of course, be dependent on your own personal tastes. However, on this page I do wish to share a few ideas on wearing your clothing in the best way possible. Let’s take a little look, shall we?

Start small

Many people who have never worn vintage clothing before will start by going overboard and wearing too much of it. Don’t do that. You will want to ease yourself into the world of vintage clothing. Just select a few small bits and pieces to wear at the start. A good scarf, hat, or even a piece of jewellery is a good place to begin. Remember, less is absolutely more in the world of vintage clothing. Many people find that upgrading their outfit a little bit at a time will be their best.

You are not wearing a costume

This is not Halloween. If you are wearing vintage clothing, all vintage, you are going to look like you have stepped out of a time machine. When you dress vintage, you pick clothing to complement the modern clothing that you are wearing. That is it. Remember, less is more in the world of vintage clothing. The only time in which everything that you are wearing needs to be vintage is if you are going to a re-enactment or something. Let’s be honest though, that is not likely to happen!

Try new things

You will be surprised at how much vintage clothing will actually look good on you, if you take the risk. Many people will stick close to tried and tested pieces without really experimenting. Obviously, try pieces on that you may otherwise have never even have contemplated. You may be surprised at just how great you end up looking. You will also find something that is going to be the perfect addition to your wardrobe, which is always going to be a plus.

Wear something comfortable

Just because something looks good, does not necessarily mean that it is the right match for you. When you are selecting vintage clothing to wear, think about what clothing you are actually going to be comfortable in. Something can look absolutely fantastic, but if you look uncomfortable wearing it, it is not exactly going to look fantastic. Think about what your current styles are now. Yes, you can veer away from it slightly, but not too much. Be adventurous, obviously, but do not go overboard (as I have mentioned)

Finding vintage clothing and then wearing it is going to be an adventure. Make sure that you take the time to find a decent company which sells vintage clothing. This way you will have a huge number of pieces to choose from. The more options you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to find something that you look absolutely brilliant in, which is always going to be great!

What You Should be Aware of When Buying Vintage Clothing

What you need to be aware of when buying vintage garmentsShopping for vintage clothing can be an incredible amount of fun. Sadly, however, many people seem to get wrapped up in the actual selection of the clothes and never give that much thought to whether what they are purchasing is of a high quality or not. On this page, I am going to share with you a few hints and tips with regards to what you should be aware of when you are selecting vintage clothing for purchase:

Insect Damage

It is important that you check for any insect damage. Moths and beetles are notorious for ruining fine pieces of clothing. There are some holes which may not be able to be fixed. In addition to this, any insect may have left their eggs behind on the clothing. If you take that piece of clothing home, you are just opening yourself up to the possibility of insects hatching and crawling about your home!

Decent Structure

Make sure that the item actually looks good and has a decent structure. The vast majority of people who purchase vintage clothing are not going to be looking to dress 100% vintage. They are looking to purchase a piece of clothing which can easily be incorporated alongside something a touch more modern. It is important that you, therefore, ensure that the clothes that you purchase have a good chance of matching other things in your wardrobe.

Colour Fading

Check to see whether any of the colour on the clothing has faded. For many people, minor fading may not be that much of a problem. However, from time to time you may find that the fading simply can’t be covered up and it can ruin an otherwise fantastic-looking piece of clothing.

Embellishments

Make sure that very few embellishments such as buttons are missing. It is not a big deal if one or two pieces are missing. However, any more than that and you will have a problem. Vintage clothing is old. You can’t exactly purchase ‘spare parts’ for it nowadays.

Stains

Check to see whether there are any stains on the clothing. Now, obviously you can remove some stains. However, you can’t remove them all. If there is staining, you should always take the viewpoint that it can’t be removed. Therefore, you will need to think about whether it can be covered up or not. If not, do not purchase it.

Odour

Avoid clothing with a strong odour. Pet urine and the smell of mothballs will be drastically difficult to remove from the clothes and thus you will want to avoid clothing which boasts this.

Try before you buy

Always try on the item of clothing for size before you make the purchase! Clothing sizes have differed drastically over the years. Just because it was a large back in the 60s does not necessarily mean that it is a large now. It may be more like a medium, or even smaller. In some cases, you will be able to adjust the clothing to your size. However, you will not be able to do this for everything.