What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘vintage fashion’? Perhaps Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly dressed in some classic pieces that we love even after all these years. If you live and breathe fashion, you know how precious the retro vintage pieces of the 60s, 70s or 80s are. Be it pillbox hats or retro cat-eye sunglasses, we’re drawn towards splurging on classic vintage accessories and clothes even today. However, it’s wise avoid using so many vintage elements together in an ensemble as you don’t want to look like you’re cosplaying Audrey from ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ on just a regular day. What you do need is a hint of vintage (you can add one or two elements) to your otherwise urban look that’ll strike the perfect balance of the two. Here’s how you can achieve that!
 

Chunky Heeled Mary Janes

Chunky Heeled Mary Janes

You might have seen these on dolls you played with when you were little. Mary Jane is a closed shoe with a thin strap and a buckle. They can almost pass off as school shoes because of their distinct look, but vintage Mary Janes are made up of leather and are chunkier. Style these with your ankle length folded jeans and to take the vintage-y ness a notch higher, wear them with socks!

 

High-rise flared denim

High-rise flared denim

70s and 80s were all about the classic high-rise flared/bootcut/straight-fit denim that used to be typically styled with a crisp white t-shirt. Skinny jeans were never in the picture and this fuss-free stylish combination was everyone’s go-to. What’s amazing is that this combination has gone through so many upgrades and versions and yet, is not outdated. Style the look as it is and add kitten heels or wedges to finish the look. You can also add converse shoes for a chill vibe.

 

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

What makes this picture of Grace Kelly just casually soaking up some sun so appealing? Apart from her gorgeous, timeless beauty, it’s her statement sunglasses. This is an accessory that can give any urban outfit, a vintage touch. Choose from John Lennons to cat-eye sunglasses to take you back to an era you wish you were living in.

 

Tan Satchels

Tan Satchels

Give any outfit a vintage twist by opting for a cute satchel especially in a dark brown or a tan hue. These satchels were every 70/80s teen’s staple at the time! Accessories like bags then played more on the lines of easy to use, minimalist designs as opposed to over the top designs, now. Also, they’re too cute to resist, don’t you think?

 

Plaid skirts

Plaid skirts

Plaid was one of the most worn and loved prints back in the day. Almost every other woman on the street was seen sporting her favourite plaid skater skirt with a turtleneck top. Instead of styling your t-shirt with a basic pair of jeans or shorts, try giving it a touch of vintage by pairing it up with a plaid skirt! We’re sure the outcome will not disappoint you!

Are you now reminiscing the good-ole ‘Breakfast Club’ and ‘That 70s Show’ days? Good. Now let these tips help you add that vintage element to any outfit whatsoever with ease and make you go back in time!


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