Vintage Inspired Fashion Accessories

What do we like about fashion accessories? There is no longer one style being in or out of fashion and neither is there a particular trend that one must follow. The beauty of accessorising is that you can create your own unique style by blending, for instance, vintage-inspired accessories with today’s modern trends.

From hats popular in the first half of the 20th-century, to flapper style shoes, flamboyant costume jewellery, box handbags, long strings of beads, chandelier earrings, and Lucite clutch bags, if you like to blend the past with the present, create your own fashion signature and combine your attire with vintage style accessories.

You can accessorise tastefully even with the simplest shift or A-line dress. The powerful statement that vintage style accessories give when worn with simple modern clothing, is the common thing that binds vintage fashion diehards and enthusiasts.
Vintage Inspired Rings by Viryabo@polyvore

Stylish women want a deviation from the dominance of designer labels and high street fashion and know that clothes can be simple and understated, but with the right accessories, any ensemble can look chic, and sophisticated. Vintage inspired accessories are good for creating this look.

If you are not quite sure of how to put it together, search for ways to accessorize the ‘old-fashioned style, chic and elegant. There are so many illustrations, photos, and pictures of fashionable women of the 1900s to the 1960s online. You can draw inspiration from these and old fashion and style magazines, and brochures.

What Accessories Should You Be Looking For?


You’ll first need to know what look you want, classic retro, bohemian or swinging? But then it doesn’t matter what look you want to pull off. You will find that having a few of the pieces in your wardrobe will help you add style to your entire outfit.

To know what fashion accessories to consider buying, check out fashion accessories inspired by designs that were created nearly a century ago. Pull off a classic look with a Cloche hat, cross-strap shoes, or a collaret.
Vintage Fashion Accessories


Here is a list of items to consider if you are looking for vintage-inspired fashion accessories:

Handbags
  • Canvas satchel bags with floral, polka dots, or animal prints
  • Small sequined or beaded bags with shoulder straps
  • Tapestry or embroidered handbags
  • Handbags with Parisian streets print
  • Lucite bags
  • Evening purses "encrusted" with mother-of-pearl, sequins, exquisite beads and rhinestones.
  • Wooden box purses
  • Two-buckle bags
  • Bucket handbags
  • Clutch bags
  • Quilted handbags
Shoes (with mid-height heels)
  • Peep-toe court shoes
  • Embroidered shoes
  • Floral print court shoes
  • Mary Jane flapper shoes
  • Ankle strap open-toe high heels
  • Dorothy shoes
  • T-bar shoes
  • Shoe-boots
  • Oxfords
Hats and Other Headpieces
  • Saucer hats
  • Retro pleated hat
  • Pillbox hat
  • Turbans
  • Barbour hat
  • Sun hat
  • Cloche hat
  • Feather hat
  • Edwardian feather hats
  • Ruched hats
  • Bowler hats with bows
Costume Jewellery
  • Brooches and pins
  • Chandelier earrings
  • Retro bangles
  • Tassel necklaces
  • Tie drop necklaces
  • Ribbon (tie neck) jewellery
  • Large statement rings
  • Moonstone rings
  • Pebble beads
  • 'Rockability’ jewellery
  • Ornate hat pins
  • Charms bracelets
Belts
  • Retro belts
  • Chain belts
  • Cinch belts
  • Pleated belts
  • Big buckle belts
  • Skinny slim retro belts
  • Boho belts
  • Tassel belts
  • Elasticated metal belts

Vintage Inspired (20th Century) Fashion

Further Reading
Memorable Vintage Fashion Trends – What Is Your Favourite Era?
1950s Vintage Swing Dresses with Full Circle Skirts
Retro Clothing - 1960s Inspired Styles


 Other Vintage Fashion Accessories Gloves (opera)


  • Scarves
  • Wristwatches
  • Sunglasses
  • Stockings, suspenders, and tights
There’s nothing like wearing vintage style fashion accessories to make you stand out from the crowd. You can make your style a signature statement of your lifestyle and fashion sense.

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