How to Dress Retro (for Girls)
The trends of today are all well and good, but why would you dress modern and like everyone else when you can dress totally far out and retro? Raid mom's closet, go to the nearest thrift store, and start creating a look that you would've rocked if you were alive in the 70s. You ready for crazy patterns, colors, and jaws dropping at your vintage style? Hope so!
Mix 'n match! Don't go all-out retro at once. Pick one (or two ... tops!) retro pieces in one outfit and then make sure that the rest of your ensemble is something so 2012. For example, if you're gonna do a risky retro trend — a chunky beaded necklace and a tie-dyed tunic — keep the rest of the outfit simple. That means plain jeans (not super-big bell bottoms!) and no funky footwear. Clashing trends is always a fashion don't, no matter what decade you're decking yourself out in.
High-waist jeans are so 1960s, but back in style.
When rocking awesome 80s-inspired gear, don't go overboard with accessories or try to make your look too 1988. Pair your skinny jeans with high-tops and then throw on a fun, faded tee. Resist the urge to throw on neon earrings, a jacket with shoulder pads or hairspray your bangs sky-high.
Be polished. Some people can pull anything off. You should be one of them. When not following the current trends, it is vitally important to look like a trendsetter. Follow these tips.
Go for the little things. Buy big shades and try painting your nails bright red. It's a fun and sexy way to add some retro flair.
As for the money? You can always find funky threads at places like Forever 21. And if you're willing to take a fashion risk, hit up your local thrift store for unique clothes and accessories at super-cheap prices. Plus they actually came from that era you love!
- Once again - don't go overboard!
- People might not understand the retro look because they're too used to their usual boring Abercrombie & Fitch.
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