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Like history, fashion repeats itself over time. You can see this by walking through any big clothing store and seeing what's on display. I can't tell you how many times I've seen 'fashion' items on display that are almost exact copies of historic military garments. It's crazy! But also cool in its own right. Why, because you can style your own fashion without giving in to big brand prices and logos. Why buy their rendering of a 'fashion military jacket' when you can just go out and buy an actual old US Army M-65 jacket for a fraction of the cost? Through this example you can see how easy it can be to create your own fashion/style through the use of vintage clothing, but still be in keeping with current fashion trends.
Accessories: One of the best tips to creating your own style is to use accessories to make your outfit stand out from the crowd. We do this all the time when we dress up for work or to go out on the town. Adding a vintage bow tie, a bandana, a costume jewelry pin, or anything else like that to your outfit will help make it your own.
Hats: While not as common these days in everyday fashion, you can class up your outfit with a vintage fedora or for a slightly less formal look, a tweed flat cap.
If you don't want to be too bold, a great idea is to replace today's modern ties with a vintage tie. The skinny tie of the 1950s and 60s is very much in fashion these days. A sleek vintage tie is the epitome of The 'Mad Men' look.
Hopefully those couple of tips will get you on your way to creating your own vintage look or at least help you customize your modern wardrobe with vintage accessories. How do you like to use vintage clothing/accessories in your outfits? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.
Welcome! Please come in, have a seat. Would you like a cup of hot chocolate? Coffee? Tea? Well anyway, thank you for stopping by, let me tell you a little bit about us. We are 'The Quince and Quail', a lifestyle brand founded in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we are inspired by the unique eclecticism of historic New England.
What is a 'lifestyle brand' you ask? Well, a 'lifestyle brand' is a company that markets its products or services to embody the interests, attitudes, and opinions of a group or a culture. We seek to inspire, guide, and motivate people, with the goal of our products contributing to the definition of their way of life.
Included in our brand is a wonderful shop full of Antiques and Vintage Clothing to add a dash of vintage style to your life. We encourage our customers to mix and match vintage/antique pieces with their modern wardrobe or living area. The accents of these older pieces bring a timeless class to your life. No matter what your current living space looks like, if you add an antique dresser or side table or lamp (of all of those and more) it will bring a sense of timelessness to your life. Why bother trying to conform to modern ‘big business’ style fashions in your life? The tried and true designs of dark stained oak, brass, oriental carpets, and Edison style light bulbs have always been popular and are now back and better than ever! So don’t go out and spend hundreds on particle board furniture when you can add (for often less money) pieces that are older than your parents and proven to last longer. All your friends will be envious that you are so stylish and hip. And it’s so easy to accomplish!
Among the other aspects of our brand are Interior design services, Estate Sale services, and other forthcoming interests (more on those in later posts).
Coming up in the future, we will be posting articles on antiques, style, the vintage lifestyle, and many other related topics. If you would like to hear us talk about a specific subject, contact us and let us know. Meanwhile you can ‘Like’ us on Facebook and Follow Us on Instagram for more updates. Thank you and have a good day!