Every time I visit my grandparents house, my grandma turns nuts with me and my obsession with antique clothing. Imagine all my family running behind me, because I'm opening all wardrobe doors looking for any vintage treasure. True story.
Last time I went there my grandma found a really great gift for me: a polka dot 70's dress she wore on a family event about thirty years ago. As she doesn't wear it anymore, and she considers it ''old fashioned'' (I don't!) she gave it to me, and thought I would never wear it seriously. How mistaken she was!
Although I don't usually like 70's clothing style (and don't dare to name 80's to me, please!) this dress is so simple, and the polka dot pattern in white and blue is so lovely and stylish that I couldn't avoid pairing it with some white and red accessories, to create my own navy style.
This is what vintage means to me: revamp old clothes. Give them a new life, and try to adapt this clothing to new trends and 21st Century. It's not about looking like you escaped from an old B&W movie (okay, it's great for some special events, but...), but always looking for the mix&match philosophy.
Do you follow any guidelines when matching vintage pieces? Or you just take the piece as it was an actual garment? Do you also steal your grandma's clothes as I do?