Past decades have had a major impact on the way we dress today, especially the 1970s style.

Vintage style represents a combination of your inner spirit and creativity with the mix of modern style. All vintage lovers nowadays can completely express their love for following new chic trends with pairing old-style bell sleeves, shearling coats, and khaki mini skirts with fancy modern boho jewellery, and still look extravagant and eclectic. Many retro trends had their share of a comeback, put vintage fashion style has always remained nested on the runways.

But now due to the creativity of current fashion designers, there are many more vintage ideas for you to choose from. See what is installed for all the lovers.

  1. Timeless bells

When thinking about vintage style, we can’t help going back to the 70s, and nothing has affected this style like bell-bottom pants. Bell-bottoms used to be made in a variety of fabrics, but brownish, golden and various coloured tartan-patterned were dominating. If you are a true lover of this style, having one pair of these everlasting pants is a must. However, bells were also popular with the dresses and blouses. Long-sleeved belled tunics and puffy bell sleeve blouses have already found their way in this decade, so find a way to embrace it and wear with some rustic accessory.

  1. Accessorize with contemporary adornment

No outfit can be completed without a perfect piece of stylish jewellery or accessory. If you are a keen admirer of vintage clothing, then you need to pair your modern look with a vintage accessory. This unique style has to be followed up with a careful choice of jewellery. For instance, there are many vintage inspired necklaces like medallions with antique and rare stones, art-deco geometric bibs, or the classic pearls that represent this style. Whatever piece you opt to wear, fine jewellery will always have its place in the modern world. So, only be combining geometric pendants from the 70s or girlish vibes of the 80s with a few statement retro clothes, you will be able to totally embellish your vintage look.

  1. A mingle of colours

Something that every vintage lover must own in his wardrobe is the retro prints. Multicoloured wallpaper-style block prints defined the vintage decade. Many designer’s runways are buzzing with iconic printed silk-twill shirts, high rise sun-bleached flared jeans and boho belt-bags. But the thing that differs this look from all the others are the colours. Think mustard yellow, petroleum blue, and plum purple. Either worn with a plaid patterned shirt, where you could make a bow in the front part of your waist and paired it with short shorts and an opus weaved leather shoes. Floral patterned shirts were also popular, but add a modern flair by wearing a denim romper and ankle-length brown leather boots.

  1. Mix vintage clothing with modern garments

There is no need to clear out your current wardrobe and buy solely new vintage clothes in order to get the vintage look. The easiest way to present vintage style into your life is by pairing the currents items that you may have in your wardrobe. By buying a few key vintage items like ruffle crop blouse, red-wide pants, and at least one floral mini dress, you will show the world your vintage uniqueness. Let’s not forget that some essential accessories can utterly transform your retro look. So, you can wear whatever is in your closet, but add a few vintage details such as rustic gladiator sandals, suede headbands and jazz it with a brown leather messenger bag and brown shades.

  1. Espouse your personality

We should never buy clothes that don’t make us feel good, even though there are from the latest catwalk show. You need to feel comfortable, and be able to express yourself through your clothing choice. Always strive to show off your own style and if you do people will notice how great you look, and start giving you compliments. Even if some colours or styles don’t match, you are solely expressing your charm and temper. If you are a keen vintage fashion admirer, will free to wear whatever suits you. Unusual patterns like spots and stripes can completely change your figure, and even though it is a retro flair, it cannot every single lady the same. So, wear a multicoloured patchwork dress with dramatic sleeves, and feel free.

  1. Your personal vintage fuse

You need to be confident in your skin and style. If you wish to have a top-down vintage look, nobody is stopping you. One idea is to personalize your style. A vintage wide-leg jumpsuit with cut out back is fabulous to wear. Or, if you are a fan of leather-everything,  then go for it. You will never look overdone if you pair the impossible. Burgundy-inspired leather hat with leather boots and mini skirt, why not.

Feel free to express your vintage look at any given time. Never be afraid to push the boundaries of the ordinary, and stand apart from the crowd. Only then will you be noticed.

Are you a vintage clothes lover? Tell us in the comments below. 

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  • I buy the clothes that make me feel good. I used to wear 50’s dresses all the time. My style has changed a bit since losing weight though because my body shape is so different.


  • They’re all so pretty and elegant. Timelessly classic pieces here. I’m not a vintage wearer though, I am a vintage person and my clothes are vintage, but my style isn’t


  • A mix of vintage and new clothing and accessories is fabulous and fun fashion.


  • I try not to jump out and buy an outfit every time they tell us dots or stripes are back “in”. Or long coats are a must fashion outfit.


  • I can remember having clothes like these, including the navy blue and white spot one in those colours and pattern, so did my Mum.

    • I still have some clothes like these and love finding vintage treasures.


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