April 7th, 2016 at 2:00am

Spring is the perfect time to show off your most prized and coveted piece! Pieces that you stumbled upon at the hole-in-the-wall thrift shop or that your grandma gave to you years ago, which you originally thought were so tasteless but realized were super chic. Wearing vintage clothing and accessories is one of the best ways to have your own style that is completely unique!

There are so many ways to subtly spice up your look and look like you just stepped out of an old photo. One of the easiest ways to make your outfit have instant vintage appeal is menswear! There’s just something about ladies in menswear that gives the look an air of effortless class. This Fashionista does just that with her trouser and patent, structured oxford combination!

Another great technique for channeling your inner vintage vixen is to wear patterns! The “weirder” and “older” looking it is, the better! This Fashionista goes for the most subtle route with a pattern very popular in the ’50s—polka-dots! She has them on her socks, and smaller, similar round shapes on her blouse. She’s rocking ’em all over!

So throw on a funky pair of sunglasses, Fashionista and you’re ready to deliver the ever envied response whenever someone asks you where you got that piece—”oh, it’s vintage.”

How To: Hit up your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift shop and consignment stores to seek out hidden gems! Additionally, hand-me-downs are your friend, not foe. My uncle’s old sweaters have been some of my favorite clothing items I’ve owned to date, so take what you can get and embrace the blast from the past!