Vintage Vantage. Vintage Accessories for All Your Springtime Needs. Second City Style Fashion Blog

April 24, 2007 • Fashion


Julie Ghatan for Second City Style Magazine

It may not always feel like spring but sprinkling your wardrobe with an intelligent array of vintage accessories will pop even the grayest day
with a burst of color and hopefully will warmer weather your way. I
give you my blessing to splurge on vintage accessories since they have
one important quality that apparel lacks — the ability to wear them
every day without inciting curious glances from coworkers. A few things to keep in mind when choosing an accessory:

1. Color. Is your object of interest flashy?
If so, it’s best to let it be the centerpiece of your ensemble. Wearing
a bright orange pair of sunglasses with an orange top proves to be
overwhelming while at the same time, detracts from the uniqueness of
the glasses. Tone a prominent accessory down with neutral or muted hues
so that the accent piece complements—rather than competes with—your

2. Balance. The accessories featured here
are all, for the most part, bold and eye-catching; they have
personality. If you choose to trot around with an oversized yellow
tote, then it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit undersized. That
is, wear skinny jeans or a tight top to keep everything from looking

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