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Refresh your wardrobe by shopping at retro fashion stores!

September 29, 2018

Give your everyday wardrobe a retro twist for effortless style. Shop retro fashion stores online and in your neighborhood for vintage clothing to refresh your look.

Retro fashion stores from London to Montreal

Look no further than your local thrift stores for vintage clothing that will re-invigorate your style on a budget. Or check out your neighbourhood retro fashion stores that specialize in authentic throwback glamour for investment pieces to jazz up your look. And don’t forget to browse online retro fashion stores for options from around the world, all at your fingertips.

Thrift store adjacent to the Royal Bank of Canada à Montréal . - [1910]

Thrift store adjacent to the Royal Bank of Canada à Montréal . – [1910]

Don’t let refreshes stress you!

 

Giving your wardrobe an injection of fresh style and sass doesn’t have to break the bank. You also don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe every season. It is as simple as adding carefully curated retro clothes to your current closet to give you a whole new look.

 

The easiest way to add classic, timeless vintage clothing pieces to your everyday look is to take a virtual tour of the many retro fashion stores online. They offer you so many options to choose from, ranging from original authentic retro clothes that are one-of-a-kind, to modern spins on vintage clothing that exude the retro vide with a current twist.

Thrift store at the Marine corps base at camp Lejeune,

Thrift store at the Marine corps base at camp Lejeune,

Choose Colour

 

Make your style statement and boost your mood with a shot of colour. Go treasure hunting at your local thrift store for bright, colourful scarves with retro animal and floral prints. These stores double up as your economical, sustainable and green retro fashion stores, so you’ll be helping the planet and yourself by shopping here.

 

Look for classic structured handbags at your favourite online retro fashion stores in primary colours like yellow, coral and bright blue. You don’t need to invest a lot of money to get a lot of style.

 

Add these colourful retro clothing accessories to your current neutrals to stand out from the everyday.

 

Photo of the Willow Bunch Thrift Shop

Photo of the Willow Bunch Thrift Shop

Make It Yours

 

Don’t go all-out retro clothing from head to toe. You run the risk of looking like you are wearing a costume. Instead, mess the look up by sourcing classic glamour from retro fashion stores, such as a silk pussy-bow blouse from the 80s, and wear it tucked into frayed and ripped skinny jeans.  Then throw on stilettos to dress up the look, or flats for a laid-back vibe.

 

Retro fashion stores can provide all the inspiration you need to pick and choose those special pieces that speak to you, and then make it your own personal look by pairing them with your favourite current trendy pieces. Think a basic white T-shirt tucked into a retro clothing gingham pencil skirt, finished with white sneakers.

A panoramic view of Spitalfields Market in London, England. Date 5 June 2014.Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

A panoramic view of Spitalfields Market in London, England.
Date 5 June 2014.Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

Amplify Your Personal Style

 

You know what you love to wear. Take a spin through your favourite online retro fashion stores and find the shapes, colours, prints and fabrications that fit your personal style. Buy coordinated separates or just a single piece, then rework them with your favourite currents to ramp up your own special style.

 

Picture vintage clothing and accessories like statement jewellery from the 40s, or a classic trench coat from the same decade, then imagine it combined with your favourite blue jeans or floral dress – super stylish and laid-back at the same time!

Secondhand sombrero on a rack at The Salvation Army, Wenatchee,

Secondhand sombrero on a rack at The Salvation Army, Wenatchee,

Mash-Ups Rule

 

Change it up and mix new with old, high style with main street, haute couture with everyday wear. Online retro fashion stores give you all the options for your classic, timeless pieces in dresses, blouses, skirts, pants, jackets, shoes and accessories.

 

Pick an outfit and accessories from a decade you love. Then mash up your vintage clothing treasures with your everyday T-shirts, jeans, cargos, skirts and dresses for a throwback style that is as modern as it gets.

Old Spitafilds Market

Old Spitafilds Market

Modernize Your Work Wardrobe

 

You don’t need to spend tons of money revamping your work outfits. It is as simple as checking out retro fashion stores where you live or online to bring your work wardrobe into the here and now. Yes, classic retro clothing really can modernize your look!

 

Look for vintage clothing jumpsuits – they are all the rage today but a classic style and print from the past will give you something no-one else has, and you can dress it up with your favourite blazer or cardigan thrown over top.

 

Source vintage kitten heels from retro fashion stores online and wear them with everything!They are comfortable, stylish and classic and will be your go-to shoes time and again.

 

Finally, check out retro fashion stores for a softer take on power dressing. Choose a timeless fit-and-flare dress from the 30s, with puffed sleeves and shoulder pads. Wear it in a solid colour with a statement belt and jewellery and you have the modern spin on the power dress.

 

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