Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Why I Love Vintage Fashion
Hello everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a post about why I love dressing vintage and vintage fashion in general.
I have been dressing vintage for about a year now. While that is not all of the time, in more recent months it has been more and more. I still wear sweat pants and t-shirts once in a while, but most of the time I'm in a vintage outfit or a vintage inspired outfit. The difference is, is that a true vintage outfit is something that is actually vintage. A vintage inspired outfit is modern clothing that looks vintage and you style it in a vintage way. With a vintage hair-do, perhaps some vintage accessories, such as a brooch or scarf and voila, you look vintage. I do both.
Or you can mix the two. A vintage looking dress and an actual vintage cardigan. Or what I did below, a vintage scarf and shirt with modern jeans and shoes. Plus the sunglasses are modern, but look vintage.
Here are some points on why I love vintage fashion.
1. It's Unique
It's not often you see someone dressed up from the 50's or any other decade, for that matter. Fashion nowadays is so different from back then, but at the same time, you can wear whatever you want and its ok. Although, some people will comment on how you look. I have gotten only compliments, but I have heard of people getting negative comments on how they are dressed. Which is sad. I like the way I dress and that is all that matters. If you like the way you dress, then do it! Life is too short for boring clothes.
2. Quality Clothes
Let's face it, we don't make things like they did back then. Clothing back then was truly beautiful. A lot of pieces being one of a kind or homemade. The fabric was nicer and the design flattering. I have seen some beautiful dresses from back then. They are truly beautiful.
3. Wearing History
The vintage clothing from the 30s, 40s, 50s and even older are a piece of history. They have survived wars and everyday use (unless its an evening gown). Some being 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 years old. It's amazing to see a piece in almost perfect condition being that old. Although, a lot of them do have little things that need fixing, but most of the time it doesn't distract from the beauty of the garment.
4. It's Fun
I enjoy getting dressed up even if I'm not leaving the house. I like to feel and look nice. Putting on a dress with a scarf around my neck with some earring and comfy shoes. I like being put together and ready for anything. Like if we decide to go somewhere, then I'm already dressed. Although, once in a while if I am wearing sweats and we decide to go somewhere, I usually like to get dressed real quick, if I can. I really love the way I dress and the way it makes me feel.
Shirt: Vintage (1950s)
Jeans: Old Navy
Well, I hope you liked this little post. I know not everyone's taste is vintage, everybody is different. Which is a good thing! Anyways, I hope you guys have a wonderful day! Blessings ~ Morgan