Tuesday, 1 October 2013
answering questions on vintage
So what must be months ago now I started to tell you about how I got into vintage, sharing what I learned and giving tips on where to begin... and it is more than high time I got back onto this. I get lots of lovely emails asking how to start collecting vintage to wear, what reactions you get when wearing it, how to look after it and so on, and I keep meaning to share this all here... and now here it is! This is a question I got a few weeks ago. Of course I answered in email, but I want to do so here, too: I am just now trying to pursue a full vintage wardrobe. I was wondering if you had any tips and tricks that you would share to a newly vintage lady. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Hello! Filling a wardrobe with beautiful vintage that you can wear is so fun, and it is the best feeling when you can finally pull open the door or dive into the rack and pick out one vintage thing for the day from many. It's so nice to have a bunch to choose from. Getting there takes a bit of time though. Ok, a lot of time! Once you have found the style you like, keep looking and looking and looking! If you find something perfect, know that you may never see it again, and if you absolutely love it, try to get it there and then. Don't settle for something because you think you should like it, or stick with an era just because you like other things from it. Don't feel you have to rush. Enjoy what you find as you go, make use of op shops so you have variety to play with, and don't be afraid of trying on things you think won't work but love, because you never know... they might be perfect. Oh, and the tricky-but-obvious one: remember to look for things other than dresses! Got any more questions? There's so much to think about, so help me narrow it down! Ask me here and I'll answer here!
Posted by esme and the laneway at 08:59