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
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 What’s amazing is that this combination has gone through so many upgrades and versions and yet, is not outdated.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.
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.
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 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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