Vintage never goes out of style. There’s something so appealing and eye-catching about a beautiful vintage piece, whether it’s in your wardrobe or your home. Vintage style is chic, very unique, and it withstands the test of time. The trick to finding perfect vintage treasures is finding classic pieces with a modern vibe that were relevant when they were made and will remain relevant in the future. Whether you want to incorporate vintage in your home, closet or vanity, there is no shortage of great vintage pieces that speak to your style and aesthetic! The possibilities really are endless. Check out how we style our fave vintage pieces in relevant ways to make them timeless, yet completely on trend.
The key to styling vintage in your home is mixing the “old with the new.” Layer and incorporate your pieces in a personal way for a well-lived (and loved), yet elevated style. Use a vintage headboard paired with modern bedding or end tables. A 1920s nightstand with a contemporary mirror and lamp. When done properly your room will feel perfectly curated and very cultured.
KF Tip ~ Refurbish existing vintage pieces. With a can of paint, new fabric and a little bit of vision you can take something drab to fab for statement making, timeless pieces that define your room.
Style your newly reupholstered vintage piece with a luxe faux fur for a glam vibe. This fab vintage chair paired with a Parisian salon inspired side table and contemporary lamp creates the perfect eye-catching nook. You can get this gorgeous faux fur throw and pillow set from isabellacollection.com
Smaller space? Wanting to maximize the area you do have? Try a desk as a nightstand. Leave it as a nightstand everyday, and have a chair or stool handy for an extra surface for your iPad or where you can sit and write in your journal. Always functional, a small desk as a nightstand is one of KF’s favorite tricks for making a bedroom both beautiful and functional.
Slide an acrylic stool under the desk so it isn’t in your way when you don’t need it, but will be incredibly functional when you do need it. This vintage piece is made current with modern and cool accessories and personal style. It’s turned legs are visually appealing. The clear acrylic stool takes up very little “visual” space which is an added bonus if you do have a smaller space to work with.
Want a totally glam “Marie Antoniette” feel? Go for French inspired vintage pieces in blush, creams and golds. Your bedroom will feel like a Parisian flat and it has a truly relaxing and serene vibe to it.
Vintage fashion is so much fun! The possibilities are endless from everyday looks to total evening glam. There is bound to be a vintage piece that inspires you and completely fits your style aesthetic. Whether it’s vintage designer or not, clothing from the past has a certain je ne sais quoi. And the best part…. No-one else will be wearing what you are when you walk into your next event or meeting. Check out some KF’s fave looks from her own closet and her friends at Jack Retro in Dallas.
This is why vintage fashion is a passion here at KF. It. Is. Timeless. This gorgeous vintage Calvin Klein gown from Jack Retro is an absolute staple. It’s so useful to have something like this in your closet regardless if its brand new or 30 years old. You will be able to wear it forever. Spending a little more money on pieces like this are worth it, as they will last longer and are typically made with a better eye for quality. This dress can be styled in so many different ways for so many different events. Kathy styles it totally classic with simple jewelry and statement-making Saint Laurent heels.
What we love most about this outfit is how you can see that trends always come back in style. This amazing vintage pants are so easily worn today and are super current. With the athleisure chic trend that is everywhere they are perfect for brunch, the office or just day to day. Kathy dresses them up with a button down blouse in a groovy geometric print, paired with scrappy heels for the perfect low-key, yet totally put together look.
Much like fashion, beauty trends always come back in style. A bold red lip, a cat eye, or the perfect brow. The trends are constantly changing but it is truly about finding what works with your face and what makes you feel confident, so you slay when you walk in the room.
Top 3 Vintage Lipstick Colors
Many of us feel your makeup look isn’t complete without a lip product. Lipstick has and always will be a necessity. It is one of those things that easily makes you look fresher and and ready to head to your next meeting or cocktail hour. There have been a few staple colors throughout beauty history…see which is your fave and give it a try!
A red lip will always be the classic color. Finding the shade of red that works for your skin tone is the key. Depending on undertones and hair color you may need a more pinky or orange one.
Nude is totally up for interpretation. But the classic glossy nude lip has been popular in and out of beauty history. You want something opaque, glossy and neutral so that it goes with every makeup look. It has a total French girl vibe and is very enticing.
Much like red, pink is up for interpretation. It can be more purple more nude, more red or a bright bubblegum. A pink lip is always appealing and always super girly. It’s the perfect feminine shade that can be seen throughout time.
Want to do a little more research on vintage lip color? Check out The 50 Most Classic Lipstick Colors of All Time from The Cut.
From contouring like Grace Kelly, to lashes like Audrey Hepburn, lips like Marilyn Monroe and more, see 7 Vintage beauty Tips You Need to Try from Her Campus.