We all want to look like Dita Von Teese. But sometimes, it can be tough to pull off a vintage look without making it seem as though you’re wearing a costume.
In this quick post, we’re going to tell you how, especially with the help of a personal stylist, you can combine the best of both today’s world and the world of silver screen starlets!
1. Start With Styling & Accessories
Especially if you’re new to the vintage scene, it can be tough to choose your decade or to figure out how to pull together a complete outfit.
To get your feet wet, we suggest first starting with your hair, makeup, and a few quick accessory changes.
For a quick retro look, try these quick, 5-minute hair vintage Hollywood hairstyles – no hot rollers required!
If you really have no time, just toss your hair into a bun and tie a silk scarf around the crown of your head – with the knot on top, visible.
For makeup, try a liquid black eyeliner cat eye and a bold red lip.
Don’t worry – it takes practice. In the meantime, throw on a pair of white-framed, oversize sunglasses for a vintage look.
2. How To Mix Vintage And Modern
When you’re ready to take your vintage look to the next level, we suggest focusing on only one vintage piece at a time.
Instead of wearing a 1950’s wiggle dress, long white gloves, and diamond bracelets, try a simple vintage black dress from the 40s or 50s to start with.
Look at designers like Galanos for inspiration.
Then, add a pair of modern, stiletto pumps and a statement necklace to bring things forward in time a little more.
When you’re dressing in vintage, you want to focus on keeping things classic – not costumed.
Think of your favorite pictures of your mother and grandmother or even retro celebs like Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn.
The way they dressed looked chic in any era. Avoid being a slave to trends, and you’re already halfway to mastering the vintage style.
For a more casual look, start with your favorite pair of jeans.
Then, add on a short-sleeved, button-up cashmere sweater or a cotton blouse that ties at the bottom. Don’t show too much skin – vintage is all about leaving everyone wanting more, not showing everything you’ve got.
3. Find Your Decade
To really make vintage work for you, you have to do a little research (the world’s best homework assignment!) to figure out which decade matches the most with your personal style.
If you’re into florals, head to the 60s. If you like statement jewelry, the 70s is your era. If you’re a risk-taker who isn’t afraid to be a little dramatic, you might be an 80s girl.
Don’t know your decade? A personal stylist can help!
Take a Vintage Look Into This Year!
Thanks to these tips, you’ll look perfectly in-the-moment, while also paying homage to the glamor of the past.
If you need help creating the perfect retro-inspired outfit, get in touch with us to learn more about how we can create the perfect look for you!