If you find yourself constantly torn apart between the historic trends of the past and the newer ones on the runway, this post is just for you. Vintage clothing, in all it’s glory might be slightly romanticised for the modern world, because hey, let’s face it, you can’t really step into a party wearing satin gloves and a pearl necklace without it looking like a Gatsby costume! But if you love those little fringes and feminine elements, here are a few tips that will take you further down a vintage path that’s perfectly blended with today’s acceptable standards of fashion. And if you’re a hopeless romantic whose idea of a date is pretty much a drive in an open-roofed Chevrolet Impala to a drive-thru theatre (under the open skies and all!) just like the old times, you can even channel these vibes into your clothing through the (extended) season of love!
1. Pick cuts that look like current trends
For example, you probably know how mom jeans are currently in vogue. These denims are nothing but those high-waist jeans, straight out of the 90s. You can pair these up with a turtleneck or a cropped sweatshirt for vintage everyday style like Kendall Jenner.
2. Pay attention to the deets
Take tips from Sonam Kapoor and channel in the little details like the black lace and the satin texture on her dress. Although the cut of the dress is a modern empire line, the puffed sleeves and flared hemline add that retro touch. The overall ensemble gives out a romantic and feminine vibe that’s totally apt for that hot date night.
3. Opt for voluminous curls
While Kareena’s ensemble might be modern, with the caped sleeves and all that draped jazz, the embellishments on the gown and the thick and voluminous curls give out a major vintage vibe. Add this to any ensemble to up that yester-year, classic style element in it!
4. Put on a dark red lipstick
Most of us shy away from using red lipstick during the day, but this is one of the most classic ways to add a vintage touch to your look. Deepika Padukone is in agreement with her recent airport style look, complete with boots and oversized glasses. You can even channel this one in for a fancy evening date, because hey, we like giving in to a few clichés!
5. Play around with those accessories
Taylor Swift is just one of those stars who has got all those boxes in check when it comes to doing modern day vintage right. She opts for fitted separates in a polka dot print that’s so characteristically retro, pairs it with a matte red lip and uses a vintage micro bag to accessorise. Downsizing your accessories is one of the easiest ways to don this trend today.
6. Winged eyeliner for the win
Yes, it might be a task to get this right, but we’ve got a few tutorials on hand to help you with the same. A sharp cat-eye like Adele‘s is the perfect beauty addition to your look to help you standout amongst the crowd.