“I come back stronger than a 90s trend!” quoted from Taylor Swift’s new song, Willow. Lately, the music x fashion terminology has been filled with a whole lot of vintage & poetry aesthetic. It shows us how the fashion trend is like a wheel, every certain style never really dies but only dimmed for some time before it rises again. Fashion never changes, it always develops throughout history.
In fashion, you accumulate ideas. It can be from the classic music you heard in your neighbor’s antique shop or even an old book smell & library ambiance. So, what’s vintage style exactly? According to Wikipedia, vintage is defined as a term for garments from the previous 70s – 00s era. Vintage has a lot of substations from itself; the casual ones, the urban style, the cottagecore, the Victorian era, etc. I’m sure it sounds very familiar to you since the people with vintage style are all everywhere.
Vintage usually associates itself with country music, indie/folk songs, autumn, denim jumpsuit, and so many other things. It’s also easy to recognize & enroll. No wonder why the vintage itself still influences the fashion trend, even today. It has a very very large following as a fashion guideline. So, why vintage?
First & foremost, vintage is a very unique & simple way to dress up. You can experience a different life era just by rolling out some vintage clothing. The term vintage itself doesn’t always represent a fancy, royal gown or a complex textured masquerade costume.
You just have to wear something you own to establish a style that’s a little bit outmoded or old-fashioned. It’s also nice for a quick everyday look, you don’t have to struggle with a lot of time to put on a vintage outfit. Just grab some flannel, mom’s jeans, and probably some boots & a denim jacket. Bam, you’re good to go! If you’re still willing to learn how to dress vintage, here are some tricks you can do :
Collect your mom’s ‘inherited’ treasures.
You can always find something unique from your mom’s previous outfit collection since you both came from a different generation. If you find something you like from her wardrobe, it can also be considered vintage stuff. Try to combine your newer stuff with the previous ones. See how it turns out, vintage much?
The best way to find secondhand/preloved stuff that’s mostly old-fashioned. You can find a bunch of humongous mountains of limited version clothing because the original majority of the company has stopped producing things like that. You don’t have to worry about meeting someone in the same clothes that much.
Not only for the clothing vintage can also be represented with a haircut that’s commonly seen in 1980 – 1990s movies, like long-layered hair, curtain bangs, side-swept haircut, and so many haircut approaches to match your face shapes. But if you don’t feel like styling your hair, it’s understandable. You don’t have to go out there to get your hair a trim. You know what’s best for you, though.
So, a lot of stigmatization might make you doubt a little to try this vintage style. Especially when you live in a very style-demanding society that pushes you to keep up with the latest fashion trend. I know, especially us, women. We are taught to always shine through.
Deciding to try a brand new style might not be so smooth for some of you. But honestly, vintage isn’t as conservative and old as people think. At the end of the day, it’s a comfortable lifestyle that some people choose to live with. So, are you interested to try #Vintage?