Monday, August 20, 2012

Making Vintage Modern

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Let's just say mine could have been better. Lately, I have been wearing more vintage items than I ever can remember. I am not sure why the increase. I guess it's because I am doing more thrifting. With the start of the school year, I decided to wear my another vintage dress that was a find for $5.00. Now, I didn't buy this dress for the price, that was just a bonus, but it has great lines, a full skirt, and great neckline. It is tad see-through, so I actually had a black full length slip that worked great underneath.

  A few ways to make a vintage dress have a modern feel:
1. Add a trendy or more modern belt.
2. Use accessories to modernize the outfit. In this outfit, I accessorized with gold and large pieces of jewelry.
3. Your shoe style can also help modernize.
4. Finally, pick a vintage item that can be incorporated into a current wardrobe. Not everything vintage should be worn- I have seen some U-G-L-Y vintage apparel that has seen better days. So, be selective!!!


How do you select a vintage item for your wardrobe? Have you thrifted anything lately?

Make sure to check out some fabulous ladies at Monday Mingle, Visible Monday, and Thrifters Anonymous.

Happy Birthday to my bestie, Cap, I wish I could spend the day with you!!

10 comments:

  1. Your vintage dress is really terrific, Carrie, and so is your advice. I try to do the same, mixing vintage with modern like you did here. Love your jewelry and chic flats. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

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  2. Such a classic and elegant look! Love this. I adore thrifting and vintage stuff is great. ;) Especially jewelry and scarves.

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  3. Beautiful cut on the dress! I seem to find new dresses that have a vintage style.

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  4. What a beautiful dress. It looks very modern and not at all vintage. Some vintage is so classic it can be worn forever.

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  5. Hope your week is looking up. You look stunning!

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  6. This dress is fantastic! I love how you styled it.

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  7. You look gorgeous in your beautiful dress!
    I would have never guessed it was vintage.

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  8. LOVE all the gold that you paired with the LBD!
    XOXO
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  9. I search for vintage almost constantly, on eBay and Etsy and sometimes Malleries. In order to find the good stuff, you have to really search. I guess it is a hobby for me. :-)

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  10. Such a pretty dress...love those earrings!!! and yes...yes I have thrifted lately haha

    Shana

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