It has been one h*ll of a couple months; having to shuttle between several job deadlines, my vintage store (@VintageMenNG) having its own outdoor sales event, my Styling/Fashion PR firm Styledbybie, attending New York Fashion Week 2018, meetings and of course personal issues that arise daily. Hence, my little disappearance of the blog but not to worry TheStyleTrain is always here.
As much as possible to remain in my style sphere whilst pulling different trends, rather than going for the typical 70’s trend i opted for the contemporary vintage style
I hear from people who have yet to take the plunge into the world of vintage clothing is that, if they do, they will look like they are wearing a costume. Here are 3 tips for wearing vintage while avoiding exactly that.
• Pick a certain Era: Each era will have had its own distinctive style- and it’s down to you to decide what style you want to go for. Generally speaking, the latter half of the 20th century tends to go better with a contemporary wardrobe, though clothes from earlier in the century
• Own it:To avoid looking like you’ve just travelled forward in time, try mixing up your vintage clothing with more contemporary pieces as well. A vintage short sleeve, or a classic Oxford shirt, can still work nicely with a pair of skinny jeans and sneakers.
• Accessorize: Pairing vintage clothing with decidedly modern shoes, bags and sunglasses is an easy way to dramatically ground.
Waist Coat and Shirt @vintagemenNG