Modern Vintage Outfit Ideas

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Modern vintage— it’s a mixture of high street clothing and retro clothing. If you love dressing up and wanting to add a bit of charm into your style, modern retro fashion is definitely something you’d want to try out.

Always remember that when it comes to modern retro fashion, you need to mix the right amount of classics or “oldies” and modern basics and trends. Too much vintage could make you look like a young granny (unless that’s the look you’re trying to sport).

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Here’s a perfect look for the office – remember the show “The Carrie Diaries”? It was set in the 80s and office workers wore all these colorful and loud clothing. She’s wearing an 80s-staple floral button down paired with a high-waist grey pencil skirt and yellow heels, a contemporary staple.

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A dainty top (or even a plain, versatile top) is a basic wardrobe essential which you can downplay or balance out with a high-waist shorts with gold buttons. Don’t forget your vintage loafers if you have those.

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If you’re up for it, you can wear your gridded maxi skirt with a modern white sheer button down with braces, a black hat and laced shoes or loafers.

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Matching tops and bottoms were totally a BIG THING. Whether the prints are florals, abstract or even solid and plain ones, lace, sheers, you’d always see girls wearing these as they walk down the street. They pair it with platform shoes or combat boots, but for our modern take, pair it with sexy, strappy sandals and a blazer. Also, we like the mix and matching of different textures with this look but with the same color.

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If you have a bold dress like this rose gold sequined drop-waist dress, incorporate a little bit of vintage into it by adding a mixed print blazer. Totally chic and fashionable. Add another pop of color like a red or maroon clutch. This look is perfect for little soirees or any semi-formal parties.

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Normally, it was hippies who wear these types of vintage caftans together with vests, scarves and layers and layers of necklaces. To give it a modern twist, let the dress stand alone and instead of flat sandals or being barefoot, you can pair it with strappy heels or caged heels.

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Here’s a way to style your vintage rompers – just add a button down shirt with collar over your romper. Add a flower belt and a wide brimmed hat, and wear heels or loafers if you like.

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Vintage cut out jumper – vintage leather bag – vintage cut out leather oxfords. Something the new and improved Taylor Swift would wear. You can find items like these in thrift stores.

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Sometimes, accessories will help give your look a modern touch like this edgy pyramid necklace.

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Back in the day, they also wear super loose tops with their printed pants. So to make your look contemporary, add a belt around your waist to give your body some shape and printed scarf.

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If you don’t know how to make your plain midi dress stand out, add a thick leather belt in a contrasting color to your dress. That’s all you really need to do.

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Here’s a modern western look with cute color combinations. Mint pullover, brown jeans and Lita boots.

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Who could forget Yves Saint Laurent’s color-blocked dresses? There are a few YSL-inspired dresses like this one. All you need is accessories, cute and statement heels and a nice handbag to modernize this look.

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Do you have a polka dot party skirt? Instead of a sequined or furry top, easily pair it with a graphic tank top or cropped-sleeve top tucked in your skirt and red high heels for that extra pop of color.

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