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Chances are, unless you are dedicating hours to recreating precise vintage hairstyles and makeup application, your hair and makeup are already going to look comparatively modern. Simplicity in hair and makeup is a tried and true way of grounding a vintage outfit, such as wearing a 's dress with a slicked back ballerina bun or pairing an Edwardian blouse with a subtly smoky eye. Even contemporary versions of classic hairstyles will update a look while still giving a nod to the appropriate era; modernized 's loose waves -- which have been a Hollywood favorite for the past couple of years -- are a great example.
Vera of Vera Vague looking effortless while pairing an antique Edwardian blouse with a modern top knot and contemporary makeup. As illustrated by Leilani from Thriftaholic , a vintage 's dress looks far less precious when paired with a headful of modern loose waves and natural makeup. Pairing vintage clothing with decidedly modern shoes, bags and sunglasses is an easy way to dramatically ground an otherwise whimsical garment.
It is easy to keep the overall look streamlined by picking a color that is present in the garment and wearing contemporary accessories in the same color. Of course, pops of vibrant color paired with all black accessories or vice versa is also a quick way to modernize a classic vintage garment. Angela DeCristofaro looking outrageously chic while wearing a vintage 's dress from Rococo Vintage paired with a modern bag and shoes while strolling the streets of Lecce, Italy with her sweet little girl, Beatrice.
Mixing vintage and new separates. Years ago, while waiting in line at a coffee shop, I saw a woman wearing a white Edwardian blouse with a zip up sweatshirt and torn up jeans and I still consider her to be one of the best examples I've seen of wearing vintage and new separates in a way that is both very modern and entirely unique wherever you are, mysterious lady, you are still my 1 girl crush. Mix-n-matching vintage and new separates is probably the easiest way of beginning to work vintage into your wardrobe, as well as a simple way of taking a very special, fancier vintage piece and making it more wearable for day.
Vera of Vera Vague wearing a vintage silk chiffon beaded 's blouse that has become instantly au courant paired with high waisted shorts and funky modern tights. Singer Meg Olsen looking cute and casual while wearing a vintage 's dress and vintage necklace with a modern cardigan from Zara.
Even when wearing head-to-toe vintage, accessories included, it is possible to accessorize in ways that make your outfit seem more relevant. Mixing eras can, surprisingly, have the same effect as blending new and vintage pieces. Unexpected pops of vibrant color, surprising combinations of textiles and silhouettes and layers of contrasting patterns always serve to make an outfit appear both uniquely modern and totally timeless.
In fact, mixing eras may just be the most fun and exciting way to wear vintage! Blogger, stylist and vintage shop owner Ashley Ording mixing eras like a pro. Her coat is vintage 's, her blouse vintage 's, her skirt vintage 90's, her purse vintage 's and her panda! Singer Meg Olsen wearing head-to-toe vintage in a timeless way. Good dark color with a couple of small holes will be better than super faded with the same small holes.
The other key issue in determining the value of a pair of vintage jeans is size. People want to collect the size that they actually wear. So often, we'll come across a great pair of vintage Big E jeans, but the size is waist 44 inches, and the length 34 inches, or waist 28 inches and length 29 inches. Pairs, such as these, are going to be far less valuable than waists and lengths inches. In other words, if you can imagine a bell shaped curve, the best sizes are going to be the sizes that the majority of people wear, and they're going to be worth the most money.
Here are some of the long kept secrets of the vintage Levi's collector, to help you to determine if your jeans are truly collectable. In other words, do they have a selvage edge when you turn the cuff up at the bottom of the leg?
Levi Strauss began manufacturing s in the 19th century. Every pair manufactured from the very beginning through to will have a selvage edge or a finished edge, instead of a stitched up edge. Are they "Big Es? Although redlines are now fetching some respectable money too, the way it works with vintage Levi's and value is, the older the better. Obviously, the jeans manufactured in the late 70s aren't going to be worth as much as jeans manufactured in the early 70s or 60s or 50s.
In Levi Strauss switched the logo on their little red tab that is sewn onto the side of every right hip pocket. If your jeans are sporting a big E, they're going to be worth more than the jeans that have a little e. The same is true for the jackets. Are they "Double X?
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