Expert tips for shopping and styling vintage clothes March 24th 2021 — by Alyson Walsh To view this content, you must be a member of Alyson's Patreon at £2.5 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Discussion (3 Comments) Antonia says: March 24, 2021 at 5:21 pm The idea of playing with combinations, proportions and colour combinations until it feels right on is one I use. And Allyson advocates in her books and columns. Right now when we start to dress with the change of season, and to meet others ( the novelty after months of duvet coats and muddy boots) provides a great opportunity to put things one owns already in a different way. New inspiration as seen in this weeks press : chartreuse Colville skirt in Grazia. I own many garments including a cocoon coat with fly front in this colour. Time to get that out. Broderie anglais dresses and blouses seen in French Marie Claire time to get those I own out also and restyle as a summer look. Lilac outfits in a paper today yes I’ve got those too. Look forward to recombining this pastel with khaki trousers for example. Thanks for providing ideas for new spring time outfits in this post Alyson. I’ve got a few vintage silk garments which I haven’t hesitated to reshape and modify to make them work better. Once they are part of your wardrobe they can act as a point of departure. Reply Bev says: March 24, 2021 at 8:47 pm Such a wonderfully timely post! I own and love vintage clothing but never quite know how to wear/style it without looking like I inherited my grannie’s wardrobe. Many idle hours trawling ebay, charity shops (oh, PLEASE open soon) and Greenwich Market (ditto, please come back soon) I have amassed a reasonable amount of items that I love to bits. Vintage is simple for the young – it is so obviously vintage – but for those of us who are less than young it becomes trickier. But – to the rescue – comes this brilliant post with so much advice, tips, information and fab photos the I feel confident that with a little more experimentation I can pull this off and be a happy (Velveteen) bunny. I don’t need to look like I walked off of the set of Miss Marple or was an ageing extra for The Dig (etc etc etc) but I can do it my way. So excited now that I have a firm direction to take this in. What an inspiring post for this vintage wannabee/trytobee. Reply Claire says: March 25, 2021 at 11:53 am Love this post! I agree with Bev’s comments – it’s hard to pull off vintage when you’re older without looking eccentric, and not in a good way. I have quite a lot of vintage jewellery, silk scarves, handbags etc and find those easier to work into my wardrobe than actual clothing, but this article gives me lots of tips for doing just that – thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be respectful and kind. Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.