Mixing Vintage Style into Your Wardrobe

Mixing vintage style into your wardrobe doesn’t have to be difficult.  These days finding modern fashions that incorporate vintage style trends is actually pretty easy if you know where to look.  The internet has really made it far easier to find great modern vintage style clothing and in fact as luck would have it with current styles vintage style pieces are also very en vogue.  You can find vintage elements in many modern designer pieces which is a great way to incorporate vintage style into your wardrobe.    To begin let’s talk about what we consider vintage style as that phrase is becoming more and more popular and prevalent in fashion trends.  We consider vintage style to be style elements that you would have found in prior fashion.  Examples include great patterns that are reminiscent of the 70s, etc. and styles that you would have found in prior eras.  Consider the Mod Retro Tunic Top by Sweet Pea as a relevant example of a modern piece that incorporates vintage style.

Finding similar vintage style pieces has really been made easier with the advent of online shopping as many online boutiques and other online sites make vintage styles far more accessible and available.   You can search by color, by style elements like polka dots, patterns or empire waist tops all via the internet as a whole or via more targeted sites such as like.com, boutiques.com, pronto.com and so many other search portal sites.  In fact, you can even find clothes now available at major search sites like pricegrabber.com.

Note that we are not including used vintage pieces in this definition.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with finding great second hand pieces it is just far more difficult to do and shopping for such pieces is typically best done in person shopping at consignment stores or great second hand stores.  We suggest shopping for second hand pieces in person so that you can personally examine the quality of the piece and the fit.  There are lots of ways to get ripped off buying used clothing online.  Accordingly, at Vintage Fringe we only feature clothing that is brand new, of high quality and from designers which feature standard sizing.

Now that you know how to find great vintage style pieces, how to incorporate it into your wardrobe is another matter.  This is actually really the simple part once you have found that perfect vintage style piece.  The current fashion trends are so inclusive of vintage style that it actually works great to blend your vintage style pieces with modern trends.  That Mod Retro Tunic top looks great with leggings or boots.  A couple of good rules of thumb are be careful not overdo it with mixing patterns and styles unless you are really going for a bold look.  We also suggest that you should try start building out your vintage style wardrobe with a few key pieces that you love.  Work them into your wardrobe an then keep picking up great vintage style finds that you can include with your overall wardrobe over time.  Great vintage style clothing is like finding a great souvenir on that amazing trip you took last summer.  You can often find great styles and pieces that will have a great memory or association with them.  In short, we hope you will find that shopping for fabulous vintage style pieces is a great way to spice up your wardrobe and incorporate great styles that you may not see at the big box retailers every day.  We love it because it allows you to really add individual style to your wardrobe which is really what makes a difference in your closet.

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