How to Pair Fall Trends With Your Favorite Vintage Finds
It's official: Fall is here. You can feel it in the cool breeze, the crunchy leaves underfoot, the pumpkin spice lattes on your desk (sorry not sorry). For some, this is the best news ever—and for others, they're feeling some serious summertime sadness. But whether you love the season or not, there's one thing we can all agree on: There's nothing better than fall fashion. Sweater weather! Statement boots! Tights! Plus, now that you're not living in your staple sundress or go-to pair of shorts, you have so many more options for what to wear this fall.
Which is exactly why it's the perfect time to incorporate your favorite vintage finds into your fall looks. Because if you dress solely in vintage, you might find that you're missing out on all that fall has to offer. Plus, it's inevitable that you'll want to refresh your wardrobe with a few new buys. So how best to put it all together? We've partnered with Juicy Couture Fragrances to give you the must-know fashion advice from Keiko Lynn, style influencer and authority on all things vintage. Here's how to mix the latest seasonal trends with timeless vintage pieces. Fall has never looked so fab.
1. Dress For The Season, Not For The Trend
Sure, athleisure is having a moment right now, but it's best to leave the spandex behind with the summer. Trends don't exactly work season to season, which is exactly why Lynn doesn't even bother with them. She has her own fall formula down to a science. "I love boots—and usually go for over-the-knee—and oversized, swallow-me-up sweaters with undone hair," says Lynn.
2. Put Your Clothes To Work
Lynn is strategic when it comes to her everyday staples. "I like layering pieces that can be worn with anything, like overalls and pinafores," she explains. "Anything with a lot of versatility is perfect for me, since much of my closet is full of statement pieces." An overall jumper (a go-to for Lynn) has a retro vibe that plays nice with just about anything you pair it with.
3. Make It Modern—Kind Of
Like everything else in life, wearing vintage is all about moderation. "I don't like to go too campy or costume-y, so I mix my vintage with more modern pieces," says Lynn. "My go-to is statement vintage outerwear, which can lend a unique twist to an otherwise contemporary outfit." An elegant coat (in leopard-print, natch) artfully draped over the shoulders could take even jeans and a t-shirt to the next level.
4. Resist The Urge To Overhaul Your Wardrobe
It can be tempting to use the onset of fall as an excuse to go on a shopping spree for a fresh new wardrobe. Sorry in advance, but...don't fall for it. "I like having a sort of uniform, because it makes getting dressed an easy feat," says Lynn. Her go-to is a mini dress with a swingy coat or jacket—the autumn equivalent of slipping on a sundress and calling it a day.
5. Alter Only As Needed
Instead of tailoring everything in your closet, be selective. Since altering can get expensive (and, let's be honest, can also take forever), Lynn only alters vintage pieces. "When I'm paying full price, I want to walk out and have it be ready to wear," she explains. "For vintage buys, though, it's worth it to nip in the waist or switch up the hemline," she says.
6. Focus On The Details
Is that a new silhouette? Cool buttons? An especially playful pattern? Go for it. Lynn's into the little things. "I'm a sucker for a unique collar," she says, referencing the scalloped edges on the navy patterned blouse above (a vintage find). Those details are like built-in accessories—and they're what make good vintage pieces worth the hunt. And lastly, don't forget to spritz on a bold scent for a finishing touch to any outfit. Juicy Couture's I Love Juicy Couture fragrance should do the job.
This post is sponsored by Juicy Couture Fragrances .