All right. It’s about time we give you the dizzy details on retro style. While many of us think that a true vintage or retro style is defined by one or two things, it’s actually the little details that make or break a retro feel. While the pinup model is big business in this era, we love the fine and fancy details of the Victorian and Edwardian age. With PBS shows like Downton Abbey making waves in the market, you’ll be at the height of fashion (again!) with these Wardrobeshop tips.
It’s all about the Details
Don’t get us wrong. While the dress itself is key to a defined retro style, to make that jump to a wardrobe change will remain with the details. Take a vintage style necklace to a cocktail party. Mix and match vintage scarves with your summer outfit. Choose high-waist skirts and garments to make a normal outfit vintage or add cat-eye sunglasses to your summer attire.
Forget What Your Momma Told You
While a retro style may be based on what your mothers or grandmothers wore, the true vintage-mod wardrobe will include new elements. To retro your wardrobe, look for certain era styles that are modern in fit or cut but have a vintage style. With vintage styles increasingly popular, you’ll be smooth sailing.
With a vintage style, don’t forget to take your wardrobe by storm and choose vintage shoes. This style should make sense with your current wardrobe while adding a look that’s unparalleled to other design. If you like the twenties, look for a kitten heel. The 40’s warrant a flat and tea-length dresses and skirts.
Don’t forget the Accessories
One aspect of retro style that we see lost in translation are the accessories. Whether you’re choosing vintage elements for your wedding or you want to include retro looks in a modern setting, make it accessible with jewelry.
Hair and Makeup Retro Style
The Hollywood wave. The glamorous Victorian up-do. The glossy Edwardian. Your hair may add a retro style to any outfit with ease. Take a great vintage hair style to any engagement. The wonderful element of a romantically-inspired vintage style will make or break the event. Pick an era. Match it to either vintage or modern attire. Watch the melding of styles and exalt!
There isn’t a formula for retro style. Making it your own will include a choice of eras and extent. How much do you want to make that style go? In any case, any girl can add classic and retro elements to her wardrobe to give it the va-va-voom effect we all want.