If you’re looking for a way to Introduce vintage glamour into your life, look no further than these clever tips and tricks. Whether it’s incorporating elements like retro make-up styles, vintage hairdos, or even reproduction outfits, you’ll find all the suggestions you need to vintage up your look below.
Experiment with different makeup techniques and trends.
With so many different vintage, retro and kitsch glamour trends and techniques out there, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are right for you. But by experimenting with different makeup products and styles, you can find the vintage perfect look that accentuates your natural beauty and helps you feel confident and radiant.
Whether you prefer bold, colourful looks or more subtle, understated ones, there are plenty of options to choose from that can help you express your unique vintage glamour style and personality. You might want to give a bold 60’s winged eyeliner a try, and the good news is with some tape and a felt-tipped liner it’s a lot easier than it looks. Although if you are still feeling unsure check out the super easy tutorial video below.
Then there is that classic red lip that is oh-so-retro, and popular right now. To achieve this you will need to exfoliate your lips before you apply so your lipstick goes on smoothly. Then be sure to cover with a top coat to seal, so you get long glamorous vintage-looking wear.
Incorporate some vintage accessories into your look.
When it comes to looking your best, adding some kitsch accessories to your look can be a great way to add a touch of style and flair. Whether it’s a statement necklace or an eye-catching pair of earrings, rocking some retro accessories can help you feel confident and in the know, adding a touch of excitement to your everyday look.
So why not take some time to browse through the latest collections of accessories and find pieces that speak to you? Whether you prefer classic true vintage styles or go for the essence of a piece with reproduction, there are plenty of options out there that can help you feel your best kitsch self, no matter what the occasion.
Try a new haircut or colour.
One of the best ways to add a little retro flair to your life is to try a new haircut or colour. Indeed, there are a few ways you can approach this. The first is to style your current haircut into a more retro or vintage do. Popular options here include victory rolls, Gibson rolls, and curler sets.
However, it’s also possible to embrace a cute kitsch look without going for a strictly vintage style. Instead, a shorter choppy style can work really well, especially if you combine it with a bright ‘rockabilly’ type colour or streaks.
Yes this is me and I have been sporting this bright red hair for 12 years now!
Although, it’s always a good idea to put in some significant research before you make a major change like getting a new hairstyle. That is why you should check out helpful posts like this one called 28 Choppy Hairstyles You’re Going To Be Obsessed With, which can show you what sort of style will suit you best. Also, the images in posts like this are great for taking to your hairdresser and showing them what you are asking for – thereby reducing the risk of any confusion or of you ending up with a cut that you aren’t happy with.
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Update your wardrobe with pieces that reflect retro styles and trends.
Updating your wardrobe can be a daunting task, especially if you want to incorporate vintage pieces that reflect a specific style. However, with a bit of creativity and ingenuity, it is possible to find fashionable, retro clothing that perfectly suits your style and preferences.
One great place to start is by exploring various online retailers and speciality shops that cater to reproduction vintage fashion. These sites often feature a wide range of styles and trends, or focus on a very specific era such as the 50s, with swing skirts and 50s dresses in bright and bold prints, the 60s, micro-minis, A-line dresses, and bold chunky jewellery, or the 70’s flares, crochet, and maxi dresses.
Another great option is to look for vintage-looking pieces in more mainstream stores and retailers. Many major brands now offer lines specifically designed for those who prefer a more vintage style.
Of course, you always have the option to shop true vintage as well, and that can be a lot of fun. Start with browsing vintage stores so you get an idea of what you like and what you are looking for, and then you can move on to house clearances and by-the-kilo vintage sales which can often be a lot better value for money.
Get a vintage-style manicure or pedicure
A vintage-style manicure or pedicure is a great way to add a touch of retro flair to your look. It’s always a good idea to do some research and find out which type of vintage-inspired manicure or pedicure would best suit your needs.
For example, if you are looking for a unique retro look that will turn heads, you might want to opt for something like an old Hollywood-style manicure or pedicure that features bright, bold reds and lots of sparkles. However, if you want something more 60’s mod-inspired black and white geometric shapes will work best.
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Find creative ways to style current pieces in your wardrobe.
You don’t even have to buy vintage items to get that vintage look, as it’s possible to cheat with modern clothes instead. Indeed, vintage-style YouTubers like Rachel Makesy have lots of content about how to create a look that seems as if it was from decades ago with modern items. Check out her advice on this in the video below.
Curl, straighten or braid your hair.
One of the best ways to get a vintage-inspired look is by curling your hair. This can help to create those retro curls and waves that are so popular among vintage fashion lovers.
To curl, you’ll need some heat-styling tools like a curling iron. Be sure to pick a tool that has the right size and temperature settings for your hair type. Start by parting your dry hair evenly into sections, then use the curling iron to curl each section.
If you prefer a more natural look, you may also want to try straightening or braiding your hair instead. This can help you achieve voluminous, retro styles that are perfect for day or night.
No matter which method you choose, be sure to use a quality heat protection product when styling your hair to help protect it from damage and keep it looking beautiful. With the right tools and techniques, you can easily create a vintage-inspired look that is sure to turn heads!
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Follow vintage fashion and beauty blogs
One of the best ways to get a vintage-inspired look is by following vintage fashion and beauty blogs. These blogs are filled with valuable information and inspiration, providing you with everything you need to know about finding great vintage clothing and beauty products, styling your hair and makeup in a retro-inspired way, and much more.
Some of the top vintage fashion and beauty blogs to follow include The Golden Peacock, Vintage Revivals, and Glamourdaze. These blogs feature tons of great content that will help you discover new styles, learn about current trends in the vintage world, and find tips on how to put together a great look that is both fashionable and timeless.