Vintage Fashion Mistakes!
Regular Vintage Garage Chicago vendor Kira, is a fashion and jewelry designer and a vintage fashion lover! One of her favorite things to do, is scout out vintage treasures all over the lands. She frequents thrift, antique, and vintage shops tracking down irresistible finds from decades past to add to her vintage shop, Dead Girl's Vintage! Below you'll find her top 5 vintage fashion mistakes!
Don’t #1 Don’t Date Yourself with Vintage
- Today’s vintage is not about devotion to archaic styling. Pick one vintage garment for your look and pair it with modern pieces, while keeping your hair and makeup contemporary. You don’t want to look like you stepped out of a time machine!!
Don’t #2 - Don’t Worry About Trends or Spending Big Money to Achieve a Style
- Don’t worry. What goes out is coming back! You don’t need to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. You can find classic pieces at the vintage markets for half the price of the big box stores. Plus, vintage is made with higher quality than today’s disposable fashions. Don’t worry about the trends invest in classic vintage pieces instead.
Don’t #3 - Some Looks should stay in the era they came from. What you wear says who you are.
- Some looks should stay in the era they came from. Just because it’s vintage, it doesn’t mean it’s tasteful. Stick to options that flatter you!
Don’t #4 - Don’t be Afraid to Mix Different Eras of Vintage to Achieve a Modern Style
Don’t be afraid to experiment with pieces from different eras to develop your own eclectic and cohesive look. In fact, mixing garments from different eras keeps your look fresh and modern. Style means creating what works for you, don’t confine yourself, PLAY!
Don’t #5 - Don’t be Afraid to Wear Vintage Fashion
Not sure how to wear vintage? Start small! Anyone can incorporate vintage accessories, to enhance their look. Add a scarf to try out a funky vintage print, or pop on some vintage shades for a statement piece to your look.
Join us for the all new Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show in February 2017!
The 2016 Vintage Garage Chicago Flea Market dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage Chicago is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com