When the spring season comes around and you have nothing to wear, vintage style can be the timeless and most fashionable look you can have. The mind behind the Sea of Shoes blog, Jane Aldridge is a Texan fashion blogger known for her vintage style that shows the design of the past and fashion style history. Looking for inspirations on how to wear the vintage look this spring? Keep on reading to scoop some of her tricks.
Incorporate some vintage jewelry and accessories into your spring look.
Jewelry like pearls, diamonds, gold pendants, and gold earrings as well as accessories like leather belts, tote bags, leather gloves, animal print mules, Mary Jane shoes, cap toe shoes, patent knee boots, and even suede ankle boots can make your outfit vintage-inspired. Like Jane, add some vintage touch to your casual outfit of button-down shirt and jeans with gold chain necklaces with vintage pendants that will bring your spring looks back in time.
Go vintage-y with your feminine dresses.
There are various vintage style dresses to choose from, ranging from long, flowy gowns to shorter, patterned dresses with flare. Like her, you may go for a frayed denim dress perfect for a casual walk or a collared tweed dress perfect for the office. Just make your spring look a bit unexpected by wearing socks with your shoes intentionally and wear a classic pearl choker that will bring some classic vibe to your look. You could also wear stockings or tights with a shorter dress to dress more appropriately for a day at the office.
Opt for earthy and muted color palette on your spring outfits.
Vintage fashion is known for the earthy palette of brown, red-orange, rust, camel, chocolate brown, as well as the classic shades of navy, red, gray, and light blue just like the shade of faded jeans. So when going for a casual look, you may think of wearing the denim-on-denim outfit but keep your colors light and muted. Faded and light blue and gray jeans look more vintagey over dark navy and black jeans. Seek for these color combinations when picking your pleated, A-line, full, fringe, or pencil skirts. Suede, denim, silk, chiffon, vintage lace and even chunky knits are some of the fabrics perfect for spring with a vintage appeal.
Select those vintage-y patterns and prints.
Retro floral, pinstripe, colored houndstooth, stripes and such are some of the timeless patterns that can easily look vintage, especially if they come in neutral and earthy colors. Crochets and vintage embroidery on knits can be great to incorporate in the spring season. You may even go for a striped robe in earthy shades of brown, black, and cream to wear with your faded jeans like Jane did, making your casual street style spring appropriate with a vintagey feel.
Top your spring outfits with vintage outerwear.
Cashmere jackets, long trench coats, baroque robe, knitted robe, and capes are some of the outerwear styles from the past. Especially now that it’s spring, wearing one of these toppers on your spring outfit is a simple way to add a vintage spin to your everyday attire.
Vintage style is meaningful, poetic and fashionable. So, if you’re lucky enough to have a few elegant pieces as a part of your vintage heirloom, definitely put them into a good use to make your spring outfits vintage inspired!