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6 Simple Tips on How to Style Vintage Shirts

When fashion trends recycle, we call it Vintage. That is, old clothing that originates from a previous era. One of such are those loose-fitting shirts that come with multiple prints and colours. Perhaps you already have one or more in your wardrobe. But do you know how to style vintage shirts?

That’s the question you should ask yourself.

And if you’re willing to learn, this article is for you.

Let’s dive in.

A Peek into Vintage Shirts

ladies rocking beautiful vintage shirts

These days, vintage dressing entails mixing vintage clothing with new trends and creating an ensemble of various styles. 

Vintage shirts are one of the most common forms of vintage clothing. They are unique wears that have evolved over the years from runways to stores.

guy rocking vintage shirt with jeans

They add extra sauce to every wardrobe as they give you an array of beauty and glamour. 

And that’s not all.

These shirts are usually of different shades and patterns. Whether chequered, polka dot, animal prints, or emblazoned with cartoon characters, these shirts stand out and give you an elegant look.

How to Style Vintage Shirts

friends rocking vintage shirts

The good thing about vintage shirts is that you can play around with how you style or wear them. 

There are no restrictions on how you choose to style your vintage shirt. 

For instance, you can wear it on a skirt, a pair of ripped jeans, pants, skinny trousers or denim shorts.

You can also tuck it into a pair of high-waist shorts, skinny trousers or skirt. On the whole, vintage shirts are versatile clothes that you cannot fault.

However, to clearly illustrate this, I have handpicked some cool vintage shirts that are ideal for every purpose. Scroll down to see how to style them.

1. Multicolored Vintage Shirts

couple rocking vintage shirts

This vintage shirt is a perfect piece that can be styled with a belt, felt hat and a pair of black ankle boots.

To achieve this eye-catching, sophisticated look, leave two buttons down and accessorize it with a simple necklace.

You can as well accentuate the shirt with a brooch clipped on the left side of the shirt and a wristwatch to enhance your look. 

smiling lady wearing patterned vintage shirt

The good news about styling a multicolored vintage shirt is that it gives you room to choose any color of shoe you want from the available color on the shirt.

So, when next you plan to slay to any casual outing, a multicolored vintage shirt is the right piece for you.

2. Bright Colored Vintage Shirts

lady rocking bright colored vintage shirt

Colors such as pink, blue, and yellow are naturally cool, feminine colors. You look more stylish when you wear them. Plus they also project your skin tone.

 Now imagine what a vintage shirt with a touch of feminine color will look like if styled properly.

You can pair a bright-colored vintage shirt with a denim mini skirt or a pair of blue/black skinny jeans. 

You can as well tuck it in with belt around your waist. Then round up the look with white sneakers or a pair of boots.

If your shirt is long-sleeved, to add more details, fold the sleeves at least two inches upward.

3. Multi-patterned Vintage Shirts

man rocking multi patterned vintage shirt

If you have to choose an outfit for a party, evening meeting, picnic or any other casual event, let it be a multi-patterned vintage shirt.

Then combine it with a pair of sneakers, black jeans or pants, and a beanie hat.

This particular vintage shirt is a good choice.

Add it to your wardrobe and rock it in multiple ways.

vintage shirt by Colordrips

4. Flowery Vintage Shirts

lady wearing flowery vintage shirt

Floral vintage shirts are versatile wears that give you a high sense of belonging. 

Whether long or short-sleeved, they make a good pair with ripped jeans, tailored pants, high-waisted denim shorts, or a pair of boyfriend jeans. 

You can tuck in and blouse out your shirt. You can as well leave it untucked or tied to one side, depending on how you want to style it. 

Vintage shirts with flowery prints are better choices for any casual occasion as they do not select skin colors. They look good on any skin tone and give you an extra vintage look.

5. Polka Dot Vintage Shirts

lady wearing polka dots vintage shirt

Polka dot vintage shirts are rare materials that are considered to be elegant, popular and fashionable in their way. They can be paired with just anything ranging from skirts, trousers, pants with a leather or denim jacket

This print stands you out from the crowd. To keep it simple or high-flying, pair the polka dot vintage shirt with a mini skirt and a pair of flats or heels, then accessorize with a necklace and a pair of statement earrings. 

For casual outings and meetings, pair them with a pair of ripped jeans and befitting heels.

Or better still, read our style guide on how to wear polka dots and thank us later.

6. Use Your Shirt to Layer

4 ladies layering vintage shirts on crop tops and jean shorts

Apart from rocking your vintage shirt as a shirt, you can also wear it as an outerwear.

That is, you use it to layer your tees, tank top, vests, etc.

The easiest way to style vintage shirts is to leave it simple and easy. 

This is because too many color combinations can create some aura of awkwardness and discomfort. Already, vintage, as it is named, is a classic wear on its own. 

vintage shirts by Colordrips

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Even away from business, won’t you love to step out in one of these beautiful shirts? They’ll be sent to you well packaged.

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Ndifreke Enefiok

Ndifreke is the publisher of FactsreporterNG. She is a passionate journalist, blogger. writer and media consultant.

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