Alexandra Spence: Vintage-Inspired Fashion

Vintage fashion is one of the most timeless styles that reflect the certain era and history that may be memorable for us. The mind behind the Larkspur Vintage blog, Alexandra Spence is a Toronto-based fashion blogger known for her vintage-inspired fashion inspiring many women to reminisce the vintage time through her pin-up look or just a classic look with vintage touches.


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Vintage accessories are one of the most unique and stylish pieces you may opt for if you’re a fan of vintage fashion. Usually, they’re the ones with the priceless value due to their limited and handmade styles that preserved the history. Amulets, vintage necklace, vintage bags, straw hats, floppy hats, vintage shoes, vintage clutch and even retro sunglasses are great key pieces to complete your vintage look.

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If you’re thinking of a casual fashion style in a vintage way, opt for denim items in plain shades without the distressed features of rips and tears. Acid-washed styles and frayed denim are not present in the vintage times, so better skip those. Denim dresses, jeans, shirts, and skirts would be great pieces to wear with your casual style keeping the laid-back and relaxed feel of your looks. However, if you wish for a vintage yet casual look, you may go for wide-leg or flared style of jeans as skinny fits are modern and trendy.

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When choosing for your vintage tops, sexy blouses and sheer tops are definitely out of the equation. So, look for conservative styles of your tops preferably with sleeves and in decent necklines as sexy tops and scooped necks are not vintagey. Also, peasant blouses, pussy bow tops, as well as blouses with puffy sleeves are great. Just wear them with feminine skirts of your choice like a pencil skirt, full skirt, accordion skirt, or you may even layer them with a dress creating an artistic outfit while keeping its vintage feel.

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Vintage dresses with puffy sleeves, peter pan collars, pretty bows and such are a trademark of the timeless fashion. Just go for lively colors if you wish to give off some playful vibe. But, if you wish for a more dramatic look, earthy palette like rust, orange, camel, and such can be the best shades for the retro look. Shift dresses can be an alternative to a vintage dress too. Just add some waist definition to its shapeless silhouette by cinching a leather belt on your waist.

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You can still wear prints and patterns to add some dimension to your looks. Just skip those novelty, quirky, and loud prints that will only take the vintage touch away from you. Instead, go for classic prints like polka dots, checks, plaids, tartan, stripes, houndstooth, retro floral and other subdued prints that can complement the vintage look you’re aiming for. This way, you’re making your vintage-inspired fashion more expressive and intentional while showcasing your appreciation for the historic decades of the past.

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