How to Dress Retro and Unique
Do you want to know how to dress retro/vintage, and still make it your own unique style? Here are the steps to dressing funky and out there.
Get all your clothes from thrift stores. (optional)You can even make clothes yourself, or shop at boutiques in other cities. Add flair to clothes you already own, too. Add patches to your shirts or jeans, add on buttons and sorts. If you create your own clothes, it will be guaranteed that no one will own what you have!
Raid the charity shops. You won't be a tramp if you do. Apparently, an individual once brought bought some hot pants from a charity shop and it turned out they used to belong to Kylie Minogue!
Mix and match your clothes. but don't mix them up too much. Balance it off with some neutral colors.
Try layering your funky colorful shirts, and wear a flowy skirt with leggings and flats!
Accessorize. This is the one thing that really makes an outfit pop and look funky and so retro. Thrift stores offer vintage jewelery that you usually can't find anywhere else! Try colorful bangles, headbands, pearls, vintage looking necklaces and dangling earrings!
Wear a lot of new and wild makeup. Try green eyeliner or neon yellow eyeshadow! Design new makeup looks everyday.
Have some unique hair that's all your own. Get a short choppy cut with bangs or have long layered hair, which you can style in interesting hair do's. Waves are very pretty for long hair. cute clips work for short hair. If you can, dye your hair an interesting color, like purple bangs.
Although retro is usually 60's, 70's, and 80's retro means things that have gone out of style and are more than a decade old. This means if you are expected to dress retro for an event, get creative and dress up as a dinosaur. Have fun!
Find old pictures of your parents or grandparents from the era you like if they were around then. Even better, look through their yearbooks.
- Having the same clothes as other people is a no! Don't follow the trends. Instead, create your own trends, and dress how you like!
- Be confident of who you are and what you wear. People will definitely start to catch on to your style and want to start dressing like you!
Things You'll Need
- colorful shirts that are easy to layer
- skinny jeans (Plain or Colored)
- flowy skirts
- headbands in all prints and colors
- colorful earrings
- pearl necklaces
- nail polish in all colors
- eyeshadow in all colors
- black eyeliner
- colorful bangles
- leggings in all colors
- Colorful jewelry
- Snow cap