How to Wear Vintage Style with Carrie Santana da Silva

Vintage fashion is one of the iconic but challenging style to pull off as it can make you look like just walked out from your grandmother’s closet. Mind behind the Wish Wish Wish blog, Carrie Santana da Silva is a London-based style blogger known for her vintage style. Whether you wish to wear the style modernly, or simply show your love for the vintage look, keep on reading to scoop some styling tricks from her.

Pick a vintage outfit that will make a bold statement for you.

button front skirt with vintage blouse

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If you’re a fan of vintage fashion like Carrie, you have the option to wear the vintage look head-to-toe, but be sure to wear it confidently. Or, simply incorporate structured and modern accessories to dress up your vintage look a bit. Like Carrie, you may opt for a pair of cat-inspired shoes to add some quirky touch to your vintage style or simply opt for a woven tote bag that will complete your vintage looks.

Spice your summer looks with vintage prints.

cut out dress with wedge sandals vintage gingham dress vintage dress with satchel bag striped yellow dress with lace up sandals striped dress with quirky sunglasses

Summer is the perfect time to look creative on your street looks, so don you favorite prints. For a vintage-inspired look, think of a gingham dress, retro patterned skirts, and polka dots blouses that can channel the iconic look. Like Carrie, opt for a striped dress, preferably in the color combination of white-and-yellow or white-and-light-blue that looks a bit vintage over the nautical ones. Tribal print or baroque print dress in a peasant style can be creative enough to spice up your summer style while keeping your looks vintage-inspired.

Incorporate vintage accessories to your outfit.

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Vintage accessories can be a great option if you’re not bold on wearing the fashion style on your outfits. A pair of graphic print shorts teamed with a button-down shirt will look perfect with a vintage tote bag in mustard tones. Looking for ways to look trendy with your summer looks, opt for a printed off-shoulder dress like Carrie, and complete your style with a pair of vintage sandals that will keep you effortlessly cool. To wear two trends at once, try incorporating the nautical theme into your vintage look. A rope belt and a straw hat worn with a striped dress will make your summer looks a bit vintagey and nautical-inspired at the same time.

Mix vintage pieces with modern ensembles.

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The easiest trick to wear the vintage fashion is to wear them with modern ensembles. This way, you’ll create a fashion-forward look while looking creative and chic. Like Carrie, team your brightly-colored pieces to your vintage ones to add some flair to your summer style. Or, go for pastel color combinations so the vintage piece won’t stand out against your modern pieces. Like Carrie, feel free to channel your vintage look with confidence and style.

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