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Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing into Modern Looks

Nicole Couch

Have you ever passed up on cool vintage pieces because you didn't know how to incorporate them into your modern wardrobe? Well this article is here to help! Here are 5 tips for styling vintage clothes into everyday looks.

 

 

1.) Mix & Match

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You don't have to wear vintage head-to-toe! Mix in one or two vintage pieces (ex. a vintage dress & necklace, a vintage blouse and ring) but modernize it by using trendy pieces for the rest. Think: cardigans, leggings, sweaters, and jeans (basic pieces that can be layered over or under).

 

 

2.) Modern Accessories

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955424839491/

You can make any vintage piece feel modern again by adding trendy accessories. Try a fashionable handbag, a cool belt, your favorite heels or a stylish fedora.

 

 

3.) Contemporary Hair

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628893646516/

You can rock vintage while also wearing your everyday hair style. Just because you're wearing clothing from a certain era doesn't mean you have to look like that era. Bring the look into the 21st century by adding your own personalized touches and keeping your hair simple.

 

 

4.) Mix & Match Eras

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https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

Mixing clothing from different time periods has a way of looking very cool and trendy. Wearing vintage from only one era can oftentimes look costume-y or like you're trying to live in that era. If you incorporate looks from different time periods you're more likely to blend in and look fashion-forward.

 

 

5.) Be Comfortable

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https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

This is probably the most important tip. If you don't feel comfortable in an outfit you'll probably look uncomfortable to others. Make sure to style the vintage pieces in a way that makes you feel happy and natural.

 

 

We hope these styling tips help and encourage you to add more vintage into your everyday look!

Fall into Fall: This years colors

Nicole Couch

It's hard to believe that it's already the middle of June! Summer seems to be flying be, so it's a fashion must to always be thinking ahead for next season. Soon it will be time to pack away the shorts and bring out your favorite knit sweaters! But what colors will be in??? Pantone has the latest on the colors that you should be wearing this upcoming season. 

1. Exhibit

In Fall 2016 look for deep blues, purples, reds, and browns. With a theme of exhibit, these colors allow each person to walk with confidence! 

Velvets at Dries Van Noten, Ellery & Haider Ackermann, courtesy of   REX Shutterstock.    2.  Reflect     Colors such as greens, oranges, tans, golds, and silvers will also be very popular this Fall. These colors "reflect", accent, shine, and flatter everything that they touch. 

Velvets at Dries Van Noten, Ellery & Haider Ackermann, courtesy of REX Shutterstock.

2. Reflect

Colors such as greens, oranges, tans, golds, and silvers will also be very popular this Fall. These colors "reflect", accent, shine, and flatter everything that they touch. 

Image taken from pinterest.com

Image taken from pinterest.com

There you have it! Pantone's Report for the top colors for Fall 2016! Make sure to keep an eye out for these colors when you're shopping your fall favorites! 

Summer 2016: How to Travel and Pack like a Pro

Nicole Couch

As we start the summer off, I’m sure many of us are planning a weekend away from our jobs and our everyday hectic lives. Whether you might be planning a vacation across the country or a place a couple of hours away, we can probably all agree that packing might be one of the hardest parts of traveling. I had an amazing opportunity to travel all around Europe last semester, and since the summer holidays are upon us, here are a couple tips on how to travel stylishly and comfortably. 

Photo taken by Maggie McGouldrick in Dungarvan, Ireland.   1. Pack a pair of flats   
  
 
  
     
  
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     A cute pair of flats is one of the best ways to travel and be comfortable and chic. If you’re flying to your summer destination, they are perfect for going through security while carrying your bags and personal items. Stick to neutral colors such as tan, black, and brown to match almost anything in your wardrobe. 

Photo taken by Maggie McGouldrick in Dungarvan, Ireland.

1. Pack a pair of flats

A cute pair of flats is one of the best ways to travel and be comfortable and chic. If you’re flying to your summer destination, they are perfect for going through security while carrying your bags and personal items. Stick to neutral colors such as tan, black, and brown to match almost anything in your wardrobe. 

Ballet flats that are perfect for mixing and matching, Image courtesy of google search engine.    2. Embrace "Athleisure"      
  
 
  
    
  
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  Athleisure is currently one trend that is dominating the house of fashion. Fashion forward pieces in Jersey, Lycra, and Cotton/Poly blends will keep you comfortable and well ready for a plane ride. Many celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Hudgens are strutting this style this summer.

Ballet flats that are perfect for mixing and matching, Image courtesy of google search engine. 

2. Embrace "Athleisure" 

Athleisure is currently one trend that is dominating the house of fashion. Fashion forward pieces in Jersey, Lycra, and Cotton/Poly blends will keep you comfortable and well ready for a plane ride. Many celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Hudgens are strutting this style this summer.

Vanessa Hudgens sporting "Athleisure", courtesy of google images.    3. Be Bold and Brave   
  
 
  
     
  
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     While packing light will help you save room for souvenirs on the way home, be sure to pack at least a couple of statement necklaces or scarves to update your look. These are perfect to pair with a t-shirt, cardigan, and a pair of jeans! 

Vanessa Hudgens sporting "Athleisure", courtesy of google images. 

3. Be Bold and Brave

While packing light will help you save room for souvenirs on the way home, be sure to pack at least a couple of statement necklaces or scarves to update your look. These are perfect to pair with a t-shirt, cardigan, and a pair of jeans! 

As seen on the runway in New York Fashion Week, this statement necklace is from J.Crew. Photo credits to Elle.com.   So what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and head out for a fashionable vacation! Stay tuned to the blog for more of our favorite fashion trends and summer must-haves! 

As seen on the runway in New York Fashion Week, this statement necklace is from J.Crew. Photo credits to Elle.com. 

So what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and head out for a fashionable vacation! Stay tuned to the blog for more of our favorite fashion trends and summer must-haves!