Top 10 Must Have Items to Create the Perfect Vintage Wardrobe

Top 10 Must Have Items to Create the Perfect Vintage Wardrobe

Want to create that perfect retro look, but not sure where to start? We've got you covered, with our top 10 must have items no vintage girl should live without!

1. Vintage Style Dresses

vintage style collar dresses inspired by the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s

A beautiful vintage inspired dress is an absolute must have and top of our list! There are so many styles out there, from the drop waist skirts of the 1920s, the pussy bow collars of the 1940s, or the full skirts of the 1950s.

We have lots of beautiful unique styles in store to help you add some vintage flair to your wardrobe! Check out our latest collections to see which era suits you best. From our beautiful bows, cute collars and quirky prints you're sure to find one you love.

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2. Vintage Style Blouse

1950s vintage style pussy bow button down shirt blouse in cream

Every vintage wardrobe must feature a retro blouse. Choose one with a Peter Pan collar or a pussy bow neckline like our Ava Blouse to create the right look. Plain colours or polka dot prints work well with most separates.

3. A Line Skirt

vintage a line skirt

The A Line skirt is a classic staple item for any vintage style wardrobe, especially to help you create that super flattering fit and flare shape. Opt for plain colours so you can mix and match with different patterned blouses. 

4. Vintage Style Heels

vintage oxford shoes

Every vintage inspired outfit must have a killer pair of vintage style heels. Some classic retro styles include brogues, Mary Janes, Oxfords, peep toe and t-bar. Choose colours that suit multiple styles, such as tan brown, black and nude. 


5. Brooches

vintage brooch and pussy bow polka dot blouse

Wearing a brooch can really add that extra special something to your vintage outfit. There's an infinite amount of variety out there, choose one that suits your style. 

6. Vintage Knits

vintage mustard cardigan

No matter the season, cardigans and cropped jumpers are such an important addition to any vintage inspired outfit. Choose colours that will suit any style, and its worth having a few different shades for different times of the year. For Autumn / Winter, choose mustard, burgundy and dark green cardigans. For Spring / Summer go for brighter shades. 

7. Red Lipstick

vintage red lipstick

Where would any vintage girl be without the perfect red lipstick? Choose a coral shade for a subtle day look, and a ruby red for evenings out. 


8. Vintage style handbag

vintage handbag 1950s

If you want to go really retro choose a genuine vintage handbag. The 1950's kelly bag is a great choice and you can find many amazing examples on eBay

9. Glasses 

vintage glasses

If you wear glasses, try opting for a vintage style rounded or cat eye frame to add to your retro look. 

10. Faux Fur Shawl

Add some vintage glamour to your favourite coats with a faux fur shawl. Choose a vintage brooch to fasten it in place. 


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