There as many unique and eclectic ways to style vintage clothing as there are people.
In my series The Ultimate Guide to Shopping & Styling Vintage Clothing I wanted to share with you a few of the wonderful bloggers that inspire me every day with their own creative ways of wearing secondhand/thrifted/vintage clothing.
In many cases you will have to do a double take…many of these photos look so contemporary it is difficult to believe they are wearing vintage.
Vintage Vixen – Vix is a reseller and quite simply the Queen of all things vintage. She is brilliant at sewing, crafting and decorating. Really the only thing you will ask yourself after visiting her blog is, “Just what can’t this woman do?”
Her style isn’t for the weak of heart or those who are bothered by bright colours. As Vix famously wrote,
“Whoever it was that said less is more was obviously mathematically challenged. Any fool will tell you that less isn’t more, less is definitely less than more,or it was last time I looked.”
She has by far hands down the best collection of vintage maxi dresses I’ve ever seen and one of the coolest quirkiest houses to match.
It’s Not That Deep – When Sheree shops vintage or consignment it is difficult to even imagine the pieces she chooses are vintage. Would you ever guess these pants are vintage? Sheree styles vintage clothing with a decidedly contemporary sihlouette in mind.
The Secondhand Years – Curtise buys almost exclusively at thrift and vintage shops. She has a great eye and pretty much everything she has, I want. The fact that we have the same colour of hair and almost the same body type makes me think I could walk into her closet and wear all of her clothes.
Wouldn’t that be cool if you could just switch closets with someone for a week?
Needless to say I adore how Curtise chooses to style her vintage clothing.
Adore to Adorn – Nancy is another gal that takes a vintage piece and effortlessly makes it look chic and hip. She doesn’t have a ton of vintage in her closet, but what she does have are brilliant buys that work well with her unique sense of fashion.
My Edit – Both a seller and collector of all things vintage Yentina can pretty much make a paper bag look good. Her insane sense of combining old and new to create something entirely fresh keeps me returning to her blog time and time again for inspiration on how to style vintage clothing.
The Citizen Rosebud – Grunge meets vintage, meets cool. Bella is all that and more. A reseller of vintage and thrifted items she always scores the most unique pieces and combines them in a way that makes her look like she has walked straight out of Hollywood.
Bag and a Beret – What do you get when you mix a divinely gifted artist with thrifted/vintage clothing? Melanie. She is wild, she is crazy and essentially fearless when it comes to fashion. Her ability to combine patterns and colours show off her brilliant artistic skills. Oh! and added bonus…she is hilarious!
Chronically Vintage – Jessica is a reseller and also a bit of an expert on vintage items. She knows her history and researches many of the vintage pieces she wears. She really understands how to dress her body and makes great use of small vintage details in each of her outfits. Her overall look is more traditional in the way that she chooses to style vintage clothing.
Melodic Thrifty & Chic – Anna’s is the layering master. I especially love her menswear inspired looks. She is brilliant at combining thrifted, vintage and new into an eclectic detailed fashion collage.
Porcelinas World – Porcelina has a very European sensibility to her vintage outfits and some wonderful party looks styled from vintage pieces.
Just Another Wardrobe Experience – This German gal has a way of looking like she just walked off the set of a classic 1950’s movie, without looking costumey. She has the most wondeful extensive collection of full skirts and a brilliant eye for purchasing classic vintage pieces.
It is plainly evident that you can style vintage clothing however you choose. I’ve become an avid fan and collector and I cherish each unique piece I own.
Have you tried vintage?
If not…what is holding you back?