Trends – how to follow fashion with a vintage twist May 14, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Advice, Fashion, Vintage.
Tags: denim trend, Fashion, gladiator, grecian, leopard print, statement necklaces, tribal wear, vintage, vogue
As those of you who read this blog regularly know that I like vintage. However, I should point out that I am not a vintage purist – if something is done great in the here and now, I love it as it should be loved. Hence my extensive collection of Topshop shoes, and my even more extensive list of things I adore but can’t afford. Despite loving the new as much as the old (though perhaps not respecting it as much), I am aware that plenty of people worry that following fashion is impossible in a vintage vibe.
This article is aiming to show that this simply isn’t true – I pick the top trends as specified by vogue, and show you how to rock them – vintage style! I’ve mainly stuck with eBay here, the biggest pool of unique vintage out there.
Trend 1: Statement Necklaces
Big bold jewelry – the spoilt favourite on the catwalk, and a terrifying prospect to all women who can’t wear twenty tons worth of diamonds to the office. Vintage alternatives are a much easier prospect. Try working the Tribal vibe with this cute and retro beaded purse necklace.
Trend 2: Grecian Goddess
Gladiator shoes are a bit like marmite. You either love them or you hate them. Personally, I think it all comes down to the individual shoe. These dark and slightly formal gladiators are great for comfort and on trend lookin’, but if you feel a bit more wild, there are plenty of stunning Grecian heels out there!
There are plenty of Grecian dresses on the high street, but none that look so goddess like yet sooo avant garde. This dress lets you work the latest new look whilst looking unique – the true joy of vintage choices!
Trend 3: Denim
A hard look to pull off if you aren’t just going for the nice-and-safe jeans option. Too much of it, and you look like your been stitched up… too little and you never even realise it’s there! I’ve chosen two options for this vintage choice – the first a rather runway item. You can only get away with this absurd creature if you have a certain attitude – but if you get it right, this could be great!
The denim bolero, however, is much easier to wear. And the oversized retro buttons are the perfect accessory for any season!
Trend 4: Leopard Print
Not my favourite trend, but one that I know can be done brilliantly in vintage. You just need to remember that vintage came first – and all the leopard print items out there today are based on the original classics!
If you are like me, and a little coy with your big bold prints, then this vintage bagis the one for you. you have probably notice the plethora of straw bags hitting the fashion news, and here to can combine the look with subtle leopard highlights. For the braver amongst you, feel free to go the whole way, and play it up with this rather exquisite 60’s dress. The detailing around the neckline is dreamy, and the full skirt and much needed femininity to a very sexual print.