Monday, January 21, 2013

Modern vintage

It's no secret that I love vintage clothing.  

There's nothing I like more than finding treasures in flea markets, while thrifting or in vintage clothing shops.  I've found a number of fantastic vintage shops on Etsy (add me to your circle, my username is norbyah).  I love browsing through bloggers' shops (Tea and Tulips, Fancy Treehouse).  I've even found loads of vintage items in my own Stanley Market.

I think part of the enjoyment is in knowing that what you buy is unique.  I also feel good knowing that I've given a new home to a second hand item of clothing, a new lease of life for it, let's say.  I'm an environmentalist at heart, so this is a really good reason for me.

But I also love that in many cases, it's a matter of patience (going back again and again to the same stores), timing (there's no time to hesitate because you lose out if you're not sure) and for me, as a teacher, price.  Really.  Who said fashion and style had to cost you an arm and a leg?

My challenge comes when I style my vintage clothing.  How do I add modern and up to the moment touches to create balance and follow trends in my outfits.  In other words, for me, how do I accessorize?

This week, it's been with this cropped leather jacket (because it's cool enough to wear), and most days a statement necklace.

So I'm curious, how would you style your vintage?

Outfit details: Etsy dress (kickass vintage), Sam Edelman oxfords, chunky necklace from the lanes in Central.


Unknown said...

love that you paired a leather jacket with this dress, it definitely makes it feel more modern!

Lady à la Mode

Unknown said...

That dress is beauuutiful! And thanks so much for the link love! :)


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