How to Wear Vintage: Accessorizing 101
Some people, erroneously, believe they cannot wear vintage. They use the phrase “can’t pull it off”, a phrase I sneer at. “I can’t pull off vintage!” is something that makes my soul shrivel, along with “I can’t pull off a pixie cut/high-waisted pants/a middle part/purple lipstick/acid-washed overalls.” With the exception of that last one, I don’t ever want to hear that sentence again.
This purse belongs to my fellow WYV writer Stri: read her article for more cute stuff! I just couldn’t resist featuring this bright, fun handbag since I’m a little bit in lust with it. Purses like this need to be the star of the outfit! Let them shine.
Here’s another one that even I have qualms about wearing, sometimes:
This is no weak, “are the 90s vintage?” type of vintage hat. It’s pretty hardcore, and I only wear once or twice a year. Not for beginners. Also, you have to hold your head very still and have great posture: I imagine this is what hat pins used to be useful for, but I can never seem to find hat pins anywhere! According to Agatha Christie, they were also useful for murdering people, so all in all, their absence is quite a blow for polite society.
So welcome to the shallow end of the fashion pool, lovelies! Start dipping your toes in with some accessories, and you’ll be wearing 1940s playsuits, mod minis, and sparkly turbans in no time at all.
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