Vintage fashion is the friend that you always want to come back to. With such a vast style evolution that has taken place within the last 100 years, there are some styles that just always keep coming back. It’s 2023 and we are seeing style returns from trends as far back as the 1800s. They must have been doing something right back then for the fashion trends to be making a comeback centuries later! From 90’s supermodel fashion statements to high-society dresses for ladies and gentlemen, there is so much opportunity to style vintage fashion and make it look suited to the modern day. In this blog post, we will share some of the most popular vintage fashion trends that have been circulating, and exactly how you can implement these styles into your very own day-to-day wear!
Leave the skinny jeans behind, cargos have now taken the title as the staple bottom wear that we should all have in our closets. Such a cool and laid-back fashion piece. We have taken inspiration from the larger cargos that were sported back in the 90s by supermodels and their slender frames. The baggier the better for cargo. Look like you threw your outfit together with little thought yet created a masterpiece by styling a pair of cargos with a black crop top, paired with a cropped puffer jacket. Avoid cuffed cargos where possible, cuffed is so 2016!
Forget a ballroom dance in a corset. Corsets are not an everyday essential fashion piece that we should all have in our closets. Corsets have revolutionised to have so many different styles. From Bardot cinching corsets to stunning corset dresses, they are a perfect style addition to have if you are looking to be snatched! Pair with a longline skirt and an antique diamond ring for the ultimate modern-day socialite look.
If there is one coat that we should all have on our locket, then it should be the infamous trench coat. The perfect unisex piece for all genders, the trench coat is a great outerwear piece to have when you are on the go, or if you are within a professional business setting. You are sure to capture the room’s attention in a trench coat. Consider pairing it with some chunky boots, jeans, and a soft sweater for the colder seasons.
Hello 80’s, and goodbye tight blazers. Oversized blazers are another style essential that has taken over in recent years. Vintage blazers have so much more character and boldness in their shape and style. The boxy shoulder is perhaps less extended than they used to be, but they still make the oversized style look eccentric and stylish. Try different textures for your oversized blazer using cotton or leather if you are feeling extra jazzy.
Vintage will always be a trending style, no matter what decade it came from. We see style evolutions and upgrades each year, but taking inspiration from past trends is one of the best ways to show your stylish demeanour and outshine everyone else. Whether you wear some ’90s cargo or dance the night away in a sophisticated corset and vintage jewellery, there is a lot to choose from!