Styling vintage accessories is such a fun and simple task. Today, I’m really excited to show you how to do just that by sharing my photos from a recent Nic’s Picks photo shoot. You know by now that I’m a huge fan of statement jewelry, but I’m also into (vintage) accessories like hats, huge totes/picnic baskets and shoes. As a huge thrifter and vintage lover, I’m always intrigued when I come across unique and one-of-a-kind accessories while out thrifting. So let’s check out a few visual references on how to style certain vintage accessories.
1. Wooden & Beaded Bangles & Vintage Inspired Oversized Bags. These bracelets remind me of the 70′s and I love them! They’re super easy to stack, they look great with denim and they’re perfect for summer styling. Adding wooden bangles like the ones pictured below is something simple and easy you can do to add a touch of vintage with your modern outfit.
As for the (large) oversized tote/picnic basket, the earth tone colors and natural vibes help bring the entire look together. This outfit can easily be worn for a romantic day picnic, as well as to an outdoor summer concert. This unique picnic basket can hold everything from snacks, drinks and a small blanket – all perfect for that upcoming summer concert.
2. Vintage Inspired Statement Necklaces. Again, I’m all for statement necklaces and pieces. I’ve styled the purple necklace before on WNJ, but I wanted to show another way it can be worn. Adding a necklace like this to a simple dress adds an instant umph! It also helps that the model has such a bright and bubbly personality shines. Adding a leopard print heel/bootie to this look helps bridge the gap between vintage inspired style and modern.
I always say that when styling (vintage) statement necklaces, start with a blank canvas – that makes the item stand out. That’s exactly how I styled the 2nd necklace below. The model wore her own black leotard and after we slouched the shoulders down, I knew the black and gold necklace would be a great finishing touch. I also added earrings that were similar to the gold detailing on the necklace. I don’t usually add a dangley pair of earrings with a necklace this grand, but for this look it worked.
3. Vintage Hats. Now I know some people are not hat fans, but styling a vintage hat can add such class and sophistication to an outfit. The hat below is true vintage and I just love the polka-dot veil! I paired it with a vintage 80′s/90′s classic dress and boy if this look doesn’t remind me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! The entire look is simply stunning, but without the vintage hat it wouldn’t have the same effect. Don’t be afraid to add a hat like this to your wardrobe – the styling possibilities are truly endless!
So tell me, how do you feel about styling vintage accessories? Are you a fan of the looks I styled below? Let me know!
Just in case you’re wondering, YES – (all of) these items are for sale, excluding the shoes! While they’re not listed at Nic’s Picks yet, you can contact me if you’re interested in any piece. I’ll also be adding the items to the shop tomorrow. In case you don’t get chance to contact me , follow along here so you can be kept up to date.
P.S. Don’t forget to add your OOTD to my current Personal Style Linkup…xo!