Kristin MacDonald, 27
Fredericton | Doll Parade
For me, vintage is like a go-to accessory. Take these shoes as an example. Bought initially for a ‘60s Warhol-factory party in order to channel Edie Sedgwick, I have been finding myself defaulting to them in order to subtly spice up some skinnies or a simple shift dress.
Other go-to vintage items featured from within my closet include my faux croc nude clutch (it’s saved my life on so many occasions with its neutral shade and quality make), and finally, a rhinestone pin that works when paired with blazers, scarves and even purses. If you’re crafty, grabbing some bright nail polish and giving a piece like this a makeover can instantly transform it, bringing it from old to new. For me, finding the balance between incorporating a great vintage piece and keeping everything modern and clean at the same time,is all part of the fun. So, all said and done, my break-into-vintage tips: determine what type of vintage goods would work for you and identify your look before you set out. Once this is done, you can incorporate vintage of your own accord without looking like an antique photo.
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