How to Add Vintage to Your Wardrobe

Fashion Stylist Kami Gray loves to mix old with new and says adding a little touch of vintage to your wardrobe can really spice it up!

Here are her tips:

  • The two easiest vintage pieces to incorporate into a modern wardrobe are toppers (blazers, cardigans, shrugs) and shoes. 
  •  The trick for clothing items is to be on the lookout for stains, moth holes, pilling, and must or cigarette odor.
  • For shoes, buyers can expect to replace the heel tap, which will run you $5-10 at a shoe repair shop.
  • Keep in mind that vintage shoes run narrower than shoes today... so buying online is tricky. It's also rare to find a pair of vintage shoes larger than an 8 or 8 1/2. 
  • All the items shown on the air cost Kami under 30 dollars each and were purchased here in Portland. There are a dozen or more high quality vintage shops where items like these can be found at roughly that price. 
  • 30 dollars is pretty much the max Kami will pay for vintage pieces - plus/minus a few bucks. 
     

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