It may be a little too soon for the uber futuristic metallics of the early 2000s to come back around but there’s still endless vintage inspiration ready and waiting for you. From 40s and 50s pinups, 60s swing, 70s bohemian, 80s power dressing to 90s grunge - there’s plenty of trends worth a revisit. Not sure where to start? Here’s a few ideas from fashions to homewares.
Bring back the parasol
What could be more romantic than a stroll in the park under a shady parasol? It harks back to another era when gentlemen and ladies gathered for good conversation and long walks arm in arm. Of course, times have definitely changed and so has our sun. The risks of extended sun exposure are well-known so why not protect yourself in style. Casey Bryden from Sunbella wants to bring a modern twist to a traditional fashion accessory, “whilst also preventing your skin from becoming an antique.” All their parasols are UPF50+ and block over 98% of UV rays. For more on Sunbella find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Embrace vintage inspired homewares
If all this vintage fashion has you feeling like your whole life could use a #flashbackfriday why not try extending the vintage look to your home? How about a 40’s or 50’s styled bedroom with a vanity table where you can primp and prep a la Marilyn Monroe. Display all your old school collectibles from perfume bottles to record players to really evoke vintage vibes. To keep your dressing table from becoming a stand alone addition, continue the theme with an antique wooden bedhead.
Enjoy the vintage journey
Getting in touch with your vintage side is much more of a journey than other kinds of shopping and style. Trish Martin has been the owner of two vintage stores and says it’s all about that moment you, “find that piece that makes your heart race and work from there.” If you try and rush the process you could end up with a heap of old op-shop stuff and risk cheapening the look. Trish’s biggest piece of advice? Take your time.
“Evolve your style and decor over time. My house definitely hasn't looked like this forever - It's 10+ years of buying, selling, learning and evolving my style - which will no doubt continue to change forever! If I find something new I like more, I move on an old piece and it forever evolves. You don't need to go out and buy everything all at once. Buy things as you find them, take your time, do your research and then when that perfect piece pops up, you know it's right!”
For more ideas on bringing vintage into modern decor find Trish on Instagram.
Anyone and everyone can bring back vintage style with the right attitude. The key to pulling off any style is confidence and if you love your vintage look that’s exactly what you’ll have.