We all have in our wardrobe some vintage pieces that we left there with the thought that “this trend will be back” which is very true. Such clothing items require special attention because any combination can bring an outfit’s benefit. Today I’m going to show you how I create an outfit with 5 vintage items that have created a super young and cool look.
It all started when I had to do a project for university made up of vintage statement items, but combined with new trendy ones. It was a styling project, and I was super excited especially because I am a lover of vintage elements and challenges. For this trendy elements, the idea was to bring a fresh and new look to our outfits without creating an effect “too old”. Because I am passionate about everything that I do I wanted to create a vintage outfit with five and only two new elements.
I started with two basic elements as those Dr.Martens boots and Levi Strauss jeans.
Dr. Martens is a British footwear and clothing brand, which also makes a range of accessories – shoe care products, clothing, luggage, etc. In addition to Dr. Martens, they are also commonly known as Doctor Martens, Doc Martens, or Docs. The footwear is distinguished by its air-cushioned sole (dubbed Bouncing Soles), upper shape, welted construction and yellow stitching. The boots have been the choice of footwear among various groups in British culture: in the 1960s skinheads started to wear them, “Docs” being the usual naming, and by the late 1980s, they were popular among scooter riders, punks, some new wave musicians, and members of other youth subcultures, most notably the grunge fashion scene in the early nineties. For more details check Dr.Martens.
Levi Strauss & Co. is a privately held American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in May 1853 when German immigrant Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco. For more details check Levis Strauss & Co.
Now after I made a small introduction about these brands from which we started the outfit we can continue peacefully. Two elements that are very strong with a casual touch and a little bit of punk ( because of the boots ) I can say that it was quite easy in terms of upper outfit because I could juggle a lot of elements. I decided to accessorized it with a leather Biker Jacket because was in the same direction. The others combination that I thought would be a jacket with supersize shoulders specify for 80’s to provide completely different aspect for the outfit or jacket with lots of details ( like sequins or other applications like crystals ).
Until now I managed to create an outfit just with three vintage items which mean we still need two more so this time I opted for vintage accessories. I sat and thought how my outfit can look even cooler but I remembered that every outfit needs a proper accessory and that means? A bag and a pair of sunglasses. My choice? Ray-Ban sunglasses, Louis Vuitton bag. These details have completed the look thanks to the range of brown, changing the powerful black tones of the outfit ( jacket plus boots ).
One of the points was accomplished so that means that I managed to create an outfit of five vintage items but we must mark the outfit with two new elements for a nicer fresh look. For this, I chose a silver Neoprene Billabong suit and a transparent mesh shirt H & M. Two materials that are considered super trendy this year.
All that you need is a little bit of imagination, a clear idea of the final result, and here is an outfit made of clothing items “old”, who managed to compile a super cool and trendy outfit. Get inspired, inform yourself and you will be amazed at the outcome.