There was a time not too long ago when you could buy classic vintage bits and bobs from car boot sales, flea markets and charity shops, but now you see everyone selling it online or even buying it for themselves, and it is rare that you will find a bargain in this day and age.
You can still head on down to vintage stores if you know where to look, as there are certain establishments which offer only the very finest retro products and if you delve a bit further into their hidden depths then you could unveil a real treasure. You may have to search far and wide in order to bag a great deal, but it will be worth it in the long run as once you find that something extra-special you will cherish it for years to come.
Vintage has to look current and edgy, which is why Collectif vintage dresses are highly desirable as they have that classic ‘50s feel, yet will still fit in with the modern age. Even though they capture the essence of a bygone era you can team them with contemporary touches and flourishes and get the best of both worlds. And they look even more alluring when teamed with the ideal pair of shoes, but what footwear would suit such pretty patterns and striking designs?
Trendy peep-toes, leather-soled heels and canvas pumps are all fantastic choices. These lovely garments are versatile and original, and need to stand out on their own. Therefore, you cannot choose something too bold and daring, as this could make the entire outfit clash, especially if you opt for similar colours throughout. Floral print and flamingo dresses need no extra help if you tter to team bolder pattke the entire outfit clash, especially if you opt for similar want to attract undivided attention, so a simple pair of flats will be ideal.
Pretty retro dresses can always be paired with small clutches, old-school satchels and rockabilly PVC bags if you really want to go to town and take things to the next level. These lovely accessories have been created from only the finest materials and never fail to impress. If you want something that has been made with care and attention to detail then look no further as they are quite simply exquisite.
Scarves are also a great addition to any outfit. You may not think that such a simple thing would add such weight to an ensemble, but if you pick the right shade and wear it with style it can look absolutely marvellous and give a plain vintage dress that added edge. Pink and white polka dots work perfectly with sleek black garments, and nautical shades are ideal if you have a white frilled shirt and navy pencil skirt as you can rock the marine look without trying too hard.
Retro red swing pants and ‘40s-style blouses make a great combination, and the only other thing you will need is a pair of trusty heels and you are good to go. If trousers are high-waisted then it is best to add a little bit of height as you do not want them to swamp your frame, especially if you are of a smaller stature. So, by wearing leather pumps with a small heel you will automatically look and feel taller, and this will reflect in how well the outfit goes together as a whole.
If you want to transform vintage polka-dot dresses into something truly magical then it does not take much at all. Maybe adding a chunky patent belt would be a good idea, especially if you want to make something even more tight-fitting and accentuate your waistline. A comfy belt is seen as a must-have item to have in your wardrobe.
Dare to be a little different and think vintage. You won’t regret it!