If there’s one area of fashion that I can claim ignorance about, it’s vintage dressing. I’ve always had a hard time figuring out the fine line between looking charming and looking like a grandmother, so it’s been inspiring to read sillyeuropean’s (aka Lina Lundstedt) blog. Mixing modern pieces with vintage treasures, Lina shows us that dressing (real) old-school shouldn’t turn you into an octogenarian.
Dressing in a vintage way is both hard and easy. Some think that they look too costumey when they wear vintage clothes. And it’s true that you can go too far and look like you’re on your way to a costume party. The best way to avoid this is to be comfortable in what you wear. Even a pair of blue jeans can look unnatural if the person wearing them is uncomfortable. The second advice I can give is too not do an exact copy of your inspirational source. Always include something personal so that you don’t disappear in the outfit. If you want to look like Ingrid Bergman, chose a few of her attributes and combine them with your own. If you just want a little bit of the vintage feel to your outfit, I recommend that you use modern clothes but look at vintage colour-palettes for inspiration and use small vintage accessories for a perfect little hint. Hair-pieces are my personal favourites but anything from bracelets, earrings, handbags or scarfs can make an outfit pop!