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Let’s talk vintage fashion for 2018, and how to make it modern and appropriate. 

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Hello all, and welcome to my blog. I’ve decided to jump right in with the good stuff, but you can check out a little bit about me here.

As a long-time vintage wearer and vintage boutique owner, I have seen my own taste in vintage evolve with time. What worked for me ten – or even five – years ago, doesn’t work for me now.

Yet, alas! Try to browse the web for updated, fresh vintage fashion inspiration, and many of the results are either too costumey, or simply not appropriate to our modern sophisticated and minimalist tastes. What’s the solution?

We are a generation of entrepreneurial, kickass, creative businesswomen who are somehow still adventurous, rebellious, and emotionally raw girls. We need pieces that work with that – all while feeling adaptable, luxurious, and elegant.

This carefully chosen curation of items will serve you well, my new friends, as you transition the seasons of the year – and walk the precarious line between girlhood and womanhood. They mix-and-match perfectly, and are all reasonably priced at £60 & lower, from Etsy.

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1. Longline Blazer
2. Gathered High-Waist Skirt
3. Retro Statement Earrings
4. Oversized Jumper
5. Thatch / Wicker Handbag
6. Light Wash Denim Jacket
7. Mules / Slides

1. Longline Blazer

 

An unsung hero, the longline blazer was especially popular in the power-suit rich decade of the 1980s. These vintage pieces usually have structured shoulders, and slim and lengthen your silhouette.

 

goodnyc, £57 // BoBoVintage, £19 // bemydear, £24

2. Gathered High-Waist Skirt

 

We’re mostly talking mid-calf to maxi length here. These skirts were hugely popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Bonus points for pockets and buttons.

 

shopEBV, £42 // marainavintage, £42 // silkandarmour, £42

3. Retro Statement Earrings

 

We all loved getting into mom’s jewellery box and playing with her amazing, huge, shiny earrings. When worn with the giant permed hair and bright geometric patterns of the 1980s, it may have been a bit much. But paired with subtle and chic modern looks, these add a focal point to your look.

 

Vintageby1980sExcess, £15 // ShopNarro, £59 // TheRawReclaim, £12

4. Oversized Jumper

 

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This vintage wonder isn’t going anywhere. It’s a win-win with cosy, soft, easy-fit jumpers; they are as comforting to wear as our Sunday lounge look, and look effortlessly fashionable. You often find these too-big vintage pieces were made for gents, but don’t shy away – the boyfriend look is mysterious and sexy.

 

FlyingAppleVintage, £25 // bemydear, £26 // AdasAtticVintage, £60

5. Thatch / Wicker Handbag

 

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These bags are especially lovely in the spring and summer seasons, hinting gently at picnics and days at the beach. They have been steadily in style for decades now, some pieces dating back to at least the 1950s.

 

TumblingDiceVintage, £25 // MarmaladeVintageCo, £20 // shophdvintage (moi), £25

6. Light Wash Denim Jacket

 

I think we’ve all owned one of these at some point in our lives, but it’s been a bit of a dark horse in its comeback. The light denim jacket has a preppy, traditional, all-American feel which nods to the 90s grunge movement without being over the top. Just like the oversized jumper, these pieces work great in boyfriend sizes.

 

MarmaladeVintageCo, £30 // NostradamusVintage, £31 // OHIOPLAYERSVINTAGE, £49

7. Mules / Slides

 

Another unexpected contender, these slip-in shoes often have sturdier heels and are surprisingly comfortable. They were all the rage in the 1990s, and – like our denim jacket – reference an era of discontented youthful rebellion in a remarkably chic and understated way.

 

LOVECRAFTvintageshop, £26 // WhiteLightMercantile, £32 // shopthereserve, sold

So there you have it, the seven essentials that – coincidentally – work together as a start to a vintage capsule wardrobe. These pieces are a perfect way to keep your love for vintage alive, without compromising your aesthetic.

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Which of these pieces is your personal favourite? 

Until next time!

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