Monday, October 25, 2010
Just Put It On!
Wear it. 99% of all clothing is made to be worn. Vintage is no different. Although it is true you may need to be a little more careful with certain pieces.
Do not stress about having period perfect shoes to go with your fabulous early 40's frock. Waiting until you have the timeline correct can mean certain items simply sit on a hanger and never get worn. Now that's a shame! There are those who attempt as much purity to their vintage life as possible, but the truth is even the perfectionist fall short, because the fact is we live in 2010. So try not to be so hard on yourself.
There is so much information available on the interweb regarding vintage clothing and it can be interesting to find out some of the history. But it also can be overwhelming and intimidating. Unless you are a dealer I suggest staying away from all that business. As you wear it you will gain knowledge and most garments will become easier to date. (ish) Kind of like immersing yourself in a foreign language.
So put some vintage in your closet, wear it and have fun!