It is without a question that vintage is becoming one of most prevalent genre of fashion. Its unique pattern and detail exudes originality, which appeal to those seeking to stand out from the crowd. There are abundant styles of vintage fashion to suit your personal taste from all kinds of different eras. In order to look your best with vintage clothing, you need to implement it to contemporary society and hence, a hybrid blend of vintage with modern clothing is recommended. Despite how beautiful the latest vintage trend may look, it has no value if it does not compliment you aesthetically. Just think of the last time you bought something that you thought looked great at the time of purchase, only to be dissatisfied when you got home to try it on. Have you heard of Pareto’s Principle? It states that 20 percent of our effort will result in 80 percent of our outcome and this observation can be applied to our wardrobe in that most of us only wear 20% of the clothes in our wardrobe, 80% of the time. This is largely due to the subconscious influence placed on us by advertisements, magazines and fashion trends, which skew us into buying the wrong clothes for our body proportion. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial to assess your physique from top to bottom, as well as your skin tone. In essence, you need to know how to wear clothes that compliments your shape and skin tone.
One of the best ways to get started is to model off celebrities whom flaunts the vintage look successfully such as Alexa Chung. In saying that, it is important to select those celebrities with similar body proportions to you and to keep it simple. A single vintage piece can provide a high level of sophistication to your outfit. For example, you can mix your vintage blouse with a pair of contemporary jeans. The idea is to emphasize a single vintage piece by pairing it up with modern piece(s). Although optional, it is a good idea to incorporate a signature piece that uniquely identifies you such as an over-sized sunglass or scarf. Also, you may alter the vintage piece if deemed necessary. For example, the hemline can be altered or loose sleeves can be removed from blouse for a contemporary look. Although, vintage clothing may be temptingly attractive; however, to successfully pull the look off, a lot comes down to your mindset. Successful people do well because they feel good and likewise, when you feel good and confident wearing vintage, it freely expresses itself physically.