There are many ways to play with vintage clothes, no matter where you place yourself on the fashion spectrum. Many Fashionista’s choose to DIY with clothes from thrift shops, others hunt for days for the perfect retro dress and others like to go for the more eclectic, eye-catching pieces. This Fashionista caught my attention with her bright, colorful vintage vest and classic Keds sneakers, which certainly stood out in the sea of throwback attire.
Name: Lindsey Marr
Major: Psychology and Linguistics
CollegeFashionista: What inspired you to experiment with fashion and become more fashionable?
Lindsey Marr: One day freshman year, it just hit me. From then on, I decided to try and wear better clothes and try new things with my wardrobe.
CF: What is your favorite day-to-night style?
LM: My nighttime style is pretty laid back, so most of my clothing works for both. At any given point, day or night, you’ll probably find me in a loose flannel on top with a tight, black bottom.
CF: What is one item you couldn’t live without in your closet?
LM: My Lisa Frank windbreaker. It gets me through anything.
CF: How has your look evolved over the years?
LM: I wore a lot of tight black T-shirts with angry band names on them in middle school. In high school, I just wore whatever my mom said I couldn’t. It didn’t matter if it was the ugliest shirt, if she disapproved, I would own it the next day. Junior year of college was when I really started to find my own kind of weird style.
CF: Where do you go to find most of your clothing?
LM: I usually find my clothes at thrift stores and I do DIY projects. I found these Keds at a Goodwill, and I made these shorts out of an old pair of L.L.Bean jeans.
How To: Vintage clothing may not seem as accessible as other clothing, however, a quick search on Etsy can show many results, like this unique vest. A good pair of Keds always completes the vintage look, and retro sunglasses are coming back in style, complementing any outfit, modern or vintage. If you are too nervous to cut your own shorts, many stores now sell pairs of vintage-inspired jean shorts to choose from. Lastly, use the top knot for an easy, yet stylish way to get your hair up in the summer heat.