If there was only one style that I would consider as a head turner and could rivet my attention for a long period of time, it would be vintage. Apart from my love for laces, vintage clothing has been on top of my wish list that replacing my apparels little by little is becoming my goal every single day. As a result, laces, collared tops, pastels, cigarette style pants, circle skirts, etc. are now taking over my closet and beginning to be my wardrobe staples. But how to really create a vintage ensemble without looking like you have been shopping in your grandmother’s closet?

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Do you know Gretta of Begin Again? Well if not, then you should do some research because what she wears is the perfect example of a casual vintage ensemble: simple, classy and modern – because the secret in shaping a vintage outfit is to prevent it from looking costume-y. How? Simply by following the rule of 50% modern and 50% vintage: if you wore a vintage top, opt for skinny jeans, trousers, midi skirt, or any modern bottoms; while for tops, sport a simple shirt, cropped tops or a modern print of floral blouse.

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On the other hand, if you were not able to find that perfect vintage clothes in the chest, then consider buying some vintage-inspired but modern-made clothing pieces, similar with these garments that I am wearing.

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What I did was I matched my light blue collared top with my black midi skirt, opted for a brown belt for accent, and then sported a pair of black and white loafers that has a vintage-y modern look. With this kind of ensemble, small sling bags are perfect, but if you cannot leave the house without bringing a lot of stuff with you, then tote bags are fine. For your hair, I am pretty sure you will look stunning with ponytails especially with the kind of neckline that my top has, particularly with girls that have round face and are petites.

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On Trice Nagusara: Top Zalora | Skirt and Belt Shana | Bag Aldo | Shoes Charles & Keith

Shot by Seph Cham