It sounds funny, but one of the newest fashion trends isn’t really new at all. Vintage clothing has become one of the hottest style trends in the fashion industry. From clothing choices to accessories and hairstyles, anything vintage is vogue.
Creating a vintage look doesn’t mean dressing up in a costume from a bygone era. Instead, it means incorporating a vintage touch with your modern wardrobe. A sleek pencil skirt paired with a modern heel or a trouser cut with a high waist coupled with a simple shell are excellent ways to create a look that is at once modern and vintage in its overall design.
Unless you have a private buyer who can put these looks together, the question becomes how to create looks that have integrated vintage clothing pieces. One option is shopping local resale shops, but many women find vintage clothing on eBay. The online shop can help you find vintage pieces that are affordable and ideal for your needs. Even better, many of the pieces you can purchase via eBay are “real” vintage pieces, not simply modern renditions of a past look.
Any modern day fashionista looking to add a vintage touch to a wardrobe should consider a few critical points:
· What era appeals to you the most? Today, the 20s, 50s and 70s are making a comeback in little ways.
· How available are vintage fashions from your given era? Remember to try to find vintage clothing on eBay or at resale shops to see what is available.
· What accessories do you want to add? Adding a handbag, scarf, hairpiece or shoes from a past era can be a soft way to incorporate that vintage feel. For example, as more and more people turn to the Victorian Age for inspiration, consider adding a Victorian-style necklace to a business suit for a whimsical piece of the past.
Many of today’s designers use vintage designs as inspiration for their current lines. Consider, again, the pencil skirt. With the growing popularity of television shows, such as Mad Men, the style has once again gained popularity, and designers are taking note and giving their lines a vintage flair. Other examples include changing waistlines in denim and trousers, as well as a return to longer dress lengths.
You don’t have to buy new clothes to be in style. Instead, add a touch of the “old” to your modern wardrobe and create a style that is all your own. What is your favorite vintage item?