Whether it is too soon to bring back an iconic look or the fashion statement just looks tired and dated, dressing vintage chic can be a challenge. The good news is, you do not need a time machine to rock an old-school fit. Here are a few ways to freshen up your vintage finds to keep pace with today’s trends!
Transform the Trainers
The chunky Nike sneakers worn by every standard American dad at a barbecue are making a comeback, but this time with a different crowd. While your old man has finally found Adidas, you can dig into his closet. Pair those dad sneakers with anything from trendy spandex shorts and a blazer to a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Love to Layer
We can all agree the 2000s were a dark time for fashion, but the turn of the new century did give us the love of layering. Layering four shirts over a pair of bootcut jeans may be more than anyone can handle (Balenciaga excluded), so instead aim for a basic T-shirt under a lace cami. If you’re daring enough, take it one step further layering a long sleeve with a crop top to channel not one, but two of our favorite retro looks.
Falling for the Fanny Pack
The ever-functional fanny pack is back, but this time with a twist. Say goodbye to the days of wearing it on your fanny; today we are rocking the fanny pack over our shoulder. Not only is it trendy, it is perfect to keep your phone, money, and lip gloss safe at a festival or club without lagging around an easy-to-steal purse or wallet.
From Running to Runway
No longer paired with a sports bra and running sneakers, track pants have been revolutionized into high fashion. The comfortable workout wear has been freed from its captivity in the gym. Pair Adidas pants with a crop top or lace cami and platforms to transform the pants into a sporty-chic look. If you dare to go further, pair the pants with a sheer bodysuit, a bold necklace, and heels: perfect to be comfortable, sexy, and chic for a night out.