Style

Incorporating Vintage into Your Wardrobe

October 3, 2015

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Many people assume that dressing in vintage is full-on costuming yourself in a specific period. Sometimes that is the case and I personally do love to do that, since I’m a costume-history nerd; to me, it’s magical assembling an outfit from a different time period. However, there are those times when you just want to throw in a little vintage here-and-there, spicing up an ensemble without appearing like you belong in any specific period of time, and finding ways to make your style more unique and defined.

I’ve always been a huge fan of vintage because I adore old things. I love the quality in which things where made back in the day compared to now; most of our fashion, products, cars, household items, and food are all mass-produced and cheaply-made. I find it amazing that I can go into an antique store and find a cardigan that was hand-crafted in the USA with beautiful hand-done beadwork made from fine cashmere with matching silk lining hand-stitched to the inside, all for the same price as a cheaply-fabricated cardigan from a online store. Many people don’t realize that you can find really high quality treasures in Podunk Town antique stores. As a romantic, I also love that these handcrafted treasures have a story and a past that we get to carry on.

With out further adieu, here is how Ursala and I like to incorporate some of our favorite vintage pieces into our style, from wearing just a touch of the past, to having it be the focus of our ensemble. Hopefully it offers up a little inspiration!

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  • White Buffalo t-shirt from the band themselves
  • Thrifted necklace
  • Fat decorative belt from L.A.’s fashion district
  • Vintage crushed velvet dress from Ghost Rabbits
  • Ankle flats by GH Bass & Co.

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  • Camisole from Ross
  • Skirt handmade from previous post DIY Circle Skirt
  • Sunglasses from downtown L.A. fashion district
  • Vintage necklace and earrings
  • Vintage patent leather 60s Mod Fanfanfares pumps are up for sale at Ghost Rabbits
  • Vintage mid century patent leather purse

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  • Vintage 1980s velvet wiggle dress worn twice by Ursala’s mom
  • Gold shoes by Pilcro and the Letterpress
  • Vintage gold hairclip from my grandmother
  • Brass bracelet gifted from Benin
  • Vintage leather mid century handbag from Ghost Rabbits

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  • Vintage 80s leather shoulder-capped button-up thrifted
  • Hand-me-down J + CO jeans
  • Black suede wedge pumps by Cooperative
  • Fat red belt thrifted

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2 Comments

  • Reply Joy // Joyousreads October 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Absolutely love your styles!

    • Adrienne Young
      Reply Adrienne Young October 16, 2015 at 6:08 am

      Thanks Joy!

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