Essential vintage accessories.

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The art of making your outfit completely Rockabilly or Pinup inspired, in order to get that true vintage feel is accessorizing your outfit. Because without the petticoat your swingdress will look great, but it will become a true head turner when you add a fluffy petticoat that bounces when you walk. To style your outfit there are a couple of things you might want to add to your wardrobe.

Hair scarves

To really give your look a vintage feel, go on the hunt for some square chiffon scarves or even bandana’s. I promise soon I will show you the easiest way to tie these in your hair, making this a quick and easy everyday hairstyle. I am not joking when I say you can have a really cool pinup hairdo in 5 minutes. These scarves are super versatile and can be used in many different ways. Wether you wear them in your hair or around your neck, they can really make a difference. Go for the chiffon scarf to get that classic look, and with a bandana you can channel you inner Rosie the Riveter! Yes you can! These bandana’s and chiffon scarves can be found in vintage stores as well as on Etsy.

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Jewelry

In the 40’s and 50’s you would find quite a lot of clip on earrings. Nowadays they are easy to find in stores like Six for my Dutch readers. Try to look for flat round earrings, you can’t go wrong with these. Pearls and big beads are always right. Check out the jewelry one of my favorite brands makes at www.collectif.co.uk.

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Glasses

I have been wearing glasses since I was 14. I wore them but never really feel super attractive with them. Boy, did the return of the cat eye frame change that! For me it really finished my look, whilst being able to see! Win win situation! For my fellow glasses wearing ladies, the frame I wear is my Alain Mikli, model ML1233. Bought at Jongen Opticiens Heerlen. Of course if you don’t wear glasses naturally, it is a great way to look different for a change, and fake glasses can nowadays be bought at a lot of accessories stores. For my Dutch readers, check out Claires and Six.

Petticoat

Have I told you yet how much I LOVE petticoats? They make your waist optically look smaller, make your dress bounce when you walk and sometimes they pee-a-boo from under your dress or skirt. If you love your full circle skirt or your swing dress now, you will love it a thousand times more with a petticoat. Petticoats come in various colors, materials, widths and lengths. I can really recommend the Hell Bunny Petticoats.

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Stockings

A great way to give your outfit some sex appeal are beautiful stockings. Dotted, translucent or black with a seam, maybe stockings with bows, they will look amazing with your dress, petticoat and heels.

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I hope this post was an inspiration for you to go hunting for some great and beautiful accessories. 

Lots of love,

 

Miss Ginger Tulips xoxo

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