Build Your Vintage Retro Winter Wardrobe


Vintage is all the rage right now in the fashion industry, although did it ever leave? Either way, we’ve got some style tips on how to build your vintage wardrobe for the winter season.

1. Define Your Vintage

When people hear the word ‘vintage’ or ‘retro’, so many styles come to mind. Are you referring to the Victorian Era with big hats, gloves, and corsets? Or perhaps the 70’s with the vibrant prints, headbands, and bell bottoms. And don’t get us started on the fact that the early 2000’s is also considered retro, with their iconic low-rise jeans and chunky sneakers – yet it still feels like it was yesterday!

The point is you need to figure out which type of vintage style resonates best with you.

2. Assess Your Current Wardrobe

Once you’ve figured out your vintage style, it’s time to take a look at your current wardrobe. We never want to waste!
So, try and identify your current items that already have a vintage feel to them. Even try looking at different ways that these items can be paired with other items in your wardrobe.

This should give you a good idea of what you are wearing, plan to wear, and what you certainly do not wear at all. Once you have done this, let go of those pieces that you see you no longer use, thereby making space for some exciting new items.

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3. Pick Out Versatile Pieces

When shopping for new clothes, always shop economically. By this, we don't mean only buying cheap items, we also mean, considering all the various ways a certain article of clothing could be worn, to ensure you will get a lot of use out of it before buying it.

There is nothing worse than having an entire wardrobe full of unique pieces, yet none of them can be worn with each other.

In simple terms, you want to create a wardrobe of outfits, not just clothes!
This is where G.H.BASS Footwear comes in. G.H.BASS has been crafting loafers as early as 1930! Meaning that these designs are timeless and fit seamlessly into a retro or modern look.

Consider the Weejuns Logan Two Tone. This footwear style would work excellently with tailored trousers, a button-down shirt, a waistcoat in a complementary shade, and finish off with a newsboy hat to complete this 1920’s inspired vintage look. On the other hand, this same footwear design would work really well for a 1980’s preppy look, including a pair of chinos, a striped shirt, and a pastel blazer.

4. Thrift Thrift Thrift!

What better way to find vintage/retro items, than those that were actually made and worn in the past? Today, you will find that many retro clothes sold in stores often have a modern twist to them, or worse, everyone has the same thing on. While this may still look lovely, you wouldn’t always want to pay a fortune and not get something authentic.
This is where thrifting comes in.

This is a great, sustainable, and eco-friendly approach to curating a new wardrobe! You are also more likely to find one-of-a-kind pieces that are timeless and will add that extra bit of flare to an outfit. Furthermore, even if you do not manage to find clothing that suits your taste, the accessories you may find are definitely worth a try. Especially since an outfit is always elevated with the finer details, such as a vintage ring, or striking belt. 

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Now that you’ve read all the tips, and even some outfit inspiration, it’s time for you to put it all into action! Let us know what your vintage style is, and let us help you find the perfect pair of G.H.BASS Footwear to compliment that style!

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