Vintage is a commonly used term to describe something that is old but still useful and expensive. However, the term vintage classifies as things from at least 10 to 20 years ago. With the rate that fashion keeps evolving many trends and styles get outdates fast. Just like how the bootleg jeans were common in the late 90s it is almost very rare to find someone sporting the look now.

However, that being said there are many vintage styles that still look very in. certain pieces of clothing and accessories are still very chic and add style to your outfit. So, in the event you need to throw back your outfit a few years here are 5 ways you can dress to look vintage yet chic.

Lace and light colour combos

Lace was and is still very in but while we prefer sheer or dark coloured lace as a way to add flair and chic to our outfits, vintage lace patterns were made to look very light and feminine. Take a look at olden day movies you will notice how all ladies’ outfits consisted of lace tops and pastel skirts. You may not have to go to the extent of those but can strike a balance between the two eras. Lace crop tops and miniskirts make cute, stylish and vintage outfits.

Round framed glasses

Go Audrey Hepburn with rounded frames for glasses or shades. It is a classic vintage look perfect for any summer outfit. Dress up the shades with pastel bandanas and a bold lip for a typical vintage day in the sun. Round framed glasses are still in style, they give off a sassy nerd vibe which many girls can really sport. However round frames do depend on the shape of your face and can be really pulled off by some.

High waist pants and skirts

High waist bikinis, pants and even skirts are all vintage styles that are still commonly found in today’s trends. If you want to get some high waist bottoms try womens vintage clothing stores to find chic and sophisticated cuts and patterns. Dress it up with crop tops or a blouse and heels for a chic yet old school polished look.

Dark stripes

Stripes are still worn by many but there are a few patterns and colours that sport a vintage look. Maroon, green and orange are common colours that are used in sweaters and tops. Combine them with black skirts and boots for a fall vintage look.


How cute are overalls and sneakers. Many sport this look just because of how easy sport this look, comfortable and trendy it looks. Denim overalls are so easy to find and can be worn over any t-shirt or top. Overalls combined with the round frame shades are an extremely vintage look that can be worn anywhere.

Pirate sleeves

Pirate of poufy sleeves have been in fashion up to date. This type of blouse is perfect for a smart casual occasion.