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Book Review: Wearable Vintage Fashion
Incorporating vintage fashion into one’s wardrobe can be challenging. First, you have to track down a decent quality piece that is worth its investment, which is tricky, given the multitude of cheap knock-offs. Then, you have to make sure that it matches the era that you are going for, of which there have been more than a few each with their own design aesthetics and nuances. And finally, you have to figure out a way to work your new treasure into your wardrobe, a daunting task in and of itself. But the reward is well worth the hard work and this new book written by industry insiders Clare Bridge and Jo Waterhouse takes the struggle out of the process, leaving only the joy of scoring that one-of-a-kind piece. By dividing their book, Wearable Vintage Fashion, into chapters based on decade, Bridge and Waterhouse have created a vintage lover’s resource that is easy to navigate. Each chapter contains a brief overview of historical events that influenced the given decade’s fashion, select outfits that demonstrate the key design principles of the era, and a portrait of a style icon with tips for recreating her look. Our favorite section was at the end of the book, where Bridge and Waterhouse had compiled a gallery of street style photos of women who had successfully incorporated vintage pieces into their everyday looks. This book is ideal for both the novice vintage lover seeking shopping advice and the experienced collector who wants a go-to for styling inspiration.
Buy Wearable Vintage Fashion here.