How to Style Vintage

Photography Jacob Moran of Aesthetic Artist Agency
Styling and creative direction Bekah Bruner
Model Cassidee Haan of Rune Model Management
Hair Carly Phelps of Aesthetic Artist Agency
Makeup Amber Weston of Aesthetic Artist Agency
Clothes courtesy of Zodiac Vintage

Add All The Layers: An easy way to get over that scary part of finding ways to style vintage is to keep adding layers. With warmer days ahead, coats and sweaters may be out of the question but it is the perfect time for a light jacket or even tights. Adding layers is not just practical but this will also give your outfit dimension and an interesting silhouette.

Don’t Forget the Accessories: You can easily elevate any vintage look with some well-paired vintage accessories. Sometimes it may take some searching but that gorgeous belt, those funky earrings, and some one of a kind shoes will make the hunt worth your while…it’s all in the details!

Don’t be Shy With Prints: Vintage clothes are all about texture, patterns, and prints… so why not mix them! The key to mixing prints while remining cohesive is keeping a consistent color scheme within the various prints. By sticking with various shades of one color you can give sperate pieces a new life together without looking too busy!

Mix Modern Pieces With Vintage Ones: No need to buy all new clothes to shop vintage, using items you already have at home is a great option as well! Use pieces you already have and love such as a cool pair of sneakers or a staple blazer and mix them with vintage pieces to give them a new life. Re-wearing old clothes never looked so good!

Go Monochrome All The Way: When at your local thrift shop, find a color that speaks to you and go from there. This could be a color that you know looks good on you or just one that caught your eye but whatever color you chose, dive in head first! Thrifting can be overwhelming, but staying within the confines of one specific color can be an easy way to create a fashion forward look

Embrace a Specific Decade: Pulling inspiration from a specific decade doesn’t have to mean you will be wearing a costume. You can pick key pieces representational of the decade you are going for such as these 70s inspired boots and mini dress to pay homage without doing a complete throwback. You can also take this a step further by styling your hair and makeup to match your look!

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