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Retro Fashion Is Calling! Here's How to Incorporate Vintage Clothing Into Your Modern Wardrobe!

Mariam Youssef
7/25/23, 10:30 AM

Recently, people have been interested in the resurrection of vintage fashion. They’ve been trying to incorporate retro style into their modern wardrobe whether to express themselves or to show off their unique sense of fashion. Although the idea may seem enticing, especially since it is on trend, it can be tricky. Therefore, today, we’ll show you how to incorporate vintage style into your daily wardrobe and come up with amazing outfits that express your personality.

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When you think about it, the most iconic piece of clothing that screams vintage is a dress! Nothing beats the 50s and 60s dresses that have unique silhouettes and designs. Every decade has its own style that makes it special. Choose the right design and style that suits your personality and expresses who you are.

Coats and jackets

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If you want to make your outfit look timeless and gorgeous, you should invest in vintage coats and jackets. The classic styles of denim jackets, leather jackets, trench coats, and vests add a unique touch to your wardrobe and will significantly elevate your look.

High-waist pants

High-waisted jeans have been in style for a very long time, which proves that they’re timeless vintage pieces that go with almost everything in your wardrobe. High-waisted pants have a huge variety of styles and can suit several body shapes. You can also dress them up or down according to where you’re going.

Shirts and blouses

There’s always something unique about vintage shirts and blouses, be it the collar, puff shoulders, designs, or fabric. You can mix your vintage blouse with a modern piece to rock a stylish, unique outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.


Nothing speaks louder than accessories when it comes to vintage fashion. From scarves to shoes to hats to jewelry, the options are endless. Use any vintage accessory to add a retro touch to your modern outfit that will take it to a whole new level.

How to incorporate vintage clothing into your wardrobe?

Mix and match

Since you’re about to incorporate retro style into your daily modern wardrobe, you’re already doing some era mix and match. The past has given us an endless variety of vintage pieces that you can choose from. Whether you go for the 80s tight pants or the 1800s peasant tops, you can style and create modern, chic outfits. The most important thing to do to rock a vintage-modern outfit is to find the balance between old and new and make it fresh and your own.

Take baby steps

If you want to include some vintage pieces in your wardrobe but don’t know how to start, you can always begin with small pieces, such as silk scarves or a pair of shoes. This will allow you to experiment with vintage fashion and make your outfits more interesting.

Get them tailored

Because vintage clothing is all about the fit, getting them tailored is one of the best things you need to do. Finding vintage pieces that fit perfectly off the rack is quite tricky. Find a skilled tailor who can create all the vintage pieces you want. They will also come in handy when altering a vintage piece that doesn’t fit quite right. Vintage garments should be fitted and suited to your body type; therefore, you need to choose pieces that fit you perfectly or get them tailored.

Choose the right pieces

Although retro fashion is fun and unique, not every piece can fit into your modern wardrobe. That’s why you need to be selective when choosing vintage pieces. You’ll also need to find the right stores to find the perfect pieces that can be mixed with your modern clothes and create cohesive looks.

Layering is key

If you’re looking for an easy method to incorporate vintage clothing into your daily wardrobe, start by layering them with modern basics. For instance, you can layer a sleek blazer on top of a retro lace blouse and style them with jeans for a modern, chic look. Combining old and new pieces will help you find the balance that creates unique outfits.

Get inspired!

To get into the retro style and embrace the beauty of vintage fashion, seek inspiration from anywhere that may inspire your inner stylist. Watch periodic movies, take a closer look at fashion icons from the past like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, or search for vintage fashion on the internet, especially on Pinterest. Moreover, you can also find several vintage fashion bloggers who offer a great variety of vintage styling ideas. Make sure you follow them and get inspired by their techniques.

Enjoy the process

This is your chance to embrace your creative side and have fun creating your own unique outfits. Don’t hold back and try to get as creative as possible. Be bold and experiment with various styles by mixing and matching them. You’ll end up loving your amazing fashion choices.

Adding a vintage touch to your modern wardrobe is a fun way to express yourself and your unique sense of style. Mixing and matching, tailoring vintage pieces, and getting inspired will help you create amazing outfits that no one else is wearing. Now is the time to dig into your mom’s old piles of clothes and choose the pieces that will suit your fashion sense.

Main image credit: @s.nova.vintage



Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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