A Guide To Buying Used Clothes Without Looking Like You're Trapped In The Past
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A Guide To Buying Used Clothes Without Looking Like You're Trapped In The Past

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By: Valeria Lopez Villalobos

March 14, 2017

How About A Guide To Buying Used Clothes Without Looking Like You're Trapped In The Past
Avatar of Valeria Lopez Villalobos

By: Valeria Lopez Villalobos

March 14, 2017


A nice purse and confidence can be the best allies to achieving the perfect look.
You don't need to spend most of your paycheck to have the best outfit. The only thing you need is good taste, common sense, and savviness to spot the deals. Second-hand clothing can help you add that classic vintage touch to your style. You don't need to consume all the trendy season items to be fashionable.

Buying in sales, flea markets, and thrift shops won't lower your style. In fact, there are plenty of benefits: first, you can learn to buy cheap and nice things, and second, it'll help you identify those fashion elements that transcend the passing of time. Also, you might be lucky enough to find amazing heirlooms that will give your outfits that extra something. It's important to mention that going for a vintage style isn't the same as dressing like your granny. You'll need creativity as well as an understanding of two time periods: the past and the present, in order to create the perfect balance between yesterday and today. Here is a guide that'll help you spot amazing clothes and perfect pieces to achieve the most trendy vintage looks without becoming a living relic.


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Prints –generally polkadots, stripes, chains, or flowers– are the protagonists of this look. To pick the right piece, you must take into account the style, color, and fit. Trust your instincts.


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Below-the-knee midi skirts are perfect to wear with flats, pointed toe heels, ankle boots, etc.


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Get high-waisted skirts, shorts, and jeans. If you think pants are extremely baggy, you can easily alter them.


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Vintage accessories, necklaces, rings, purses, and hats have a unique beauty that will always be chic. Just don't go overboard! With just one of these pieces, you can enhance any look.


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Blouses with pretty necklines, with or without sleeves, can be combined with almost anything. They're perfect when you want to achieve a business casual look.


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Look for cardigans. You can find them in different colors that you can match with blouses and pants. But that doesn't mean they can't look fabulous with skirts and flats.


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Nothing is really settled, you can experiment with alternative pieces. You can mix vintage clothes with modern ones, like printed shirts with funny motifs, phrases, logos, etc. You can also wear Oxford shoes, flats, ankle boots, or pointy shoes. Remember, dresses are key elements for any occasion, so we recommend you have at least two of them in your closet. 


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No matter what you wear, confidence is the best accessory, and together with these tips, you'll be able to show your personality, good taste, and particular style.


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Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

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