How to mix old with new when it comes to fashion styling

How to mix old with new when it comes to fashion styling
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You all know I love vintage and I love mixing old with new.  I also love to keep up to date with the trends but I also care for the environment so I am trying my best to incorporate last year’s fashion and to some extent this year’s fashion with vintage pieces to make the most of my wardrobe and budget!

For women

Layering is really big this season.  The jumpers are big and bold and with the wonderful contrasting colours to match so layering up is essential.  You can wear all those big jumpers of the season and have vintage t-shirts underneath.  

This season animal print is still huge.  So head to those vintage shops and buy all the leopard print you can find and team up with snakeskin boots from this season.  Mixing and matching different prints is so on trend too.  

Last year we saw a lot of glitz and glam over Christmas and New Year parties and events. But this season we can embrace them long before the Christmas period. I don’t know about you but I love wearing sequins all times of the year so don’t wait until Christmas to wear yours.

For the men

A crisp white shirt is still on trend this season and Charles Tyrwhitt fitted shirts have a fantastic selection to buy.

Another great trend this season is Shearling – the style of suede and wool combined in one garment. It looks fantastic on and it will be a trend that will keep going. 

Have you noticed a lot of designs from the 90’s are making a comeback?  So never throw anything away and also head to the charity shops to see what you can find! 

Another item of clothing which always seems to come back is the leather jacket. But this time around are seeing oversized leather coats instead of a short bomber style, which can be paired with a slim jean and winter boots.

Similar to the womenswear trends, layering is a big part of men’s fashion this AW18 also. It’s all about bringing together different garments in an effortlessly stylish sort of way. You might not have worn a V-neck in a few years but bring it out this year and slip it on top of a roll-neck jumper for an on-trend outfit. Other ways to layer include pairing an open checked shirt (a print that was everywhere in AW17) with a graphic t-shirt and black skinny jeans.

So there you have it, some ideas for mixing vintage with up to date fashion.  Let me know what you think.

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