Vintage styles inspire new fashion

Noelle Konieczny/Staff Writer

Move over modern. Vintage is making a comeback, from couture designer fashion shows, to nail polish, to fantastic old fashioned hairstyles, vintage is back with a vengeance.

Tired of matching everyone in school? You’ll find more one of a kind pieces that will make your look unique. Tired of throwing your hair up in a ponytail? With some cool new retro hairstyles making a comeback, you can look chic, sophisticated and effortless all of the time. Tired of boring old red or pink nails? Go vintage. With some new out of the ordinary vintage colors, like jade green, you can put your best hand forward.

Vintage inspired clothing and hairstyles reminiscent of the 1930s onwards have been taking the fashion world by storm.

Out with all styles short and sexy, and in comes long and sophisticated; fall and winter 2010 is all about elegance, drama and femininity. Tight curls and deep side waves are two of the new-old styles.

The colors that have been gracing the New York City and Paris fashion weeks are neutrals, dark charcoals and pale and feminine pinks.

There are many different places where you can buy vintage or vintage-looking pieces. Some of the best places to look are online. Online websites provide a large variety of items and almost always have the right size.

Modcloth, is a website devoted to all things vintage. They carry everything from dresses and jewelry to bedding and dishes to shoes. gets new items daily. The website was founded by high school sweethearts Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, built on their love for retro and vintage pieces. Modcloth has so many amazing dresses, one can always find the perfect dress for any and every occasion.

Anthropologie is another top place to shop for vintage items. Although their prices aren’t nearly as low as those on Modcloth, the pieces are fun to throw in with other items.
There’s no Anthropologie store in Iowa, so shop online at Anthropologie carries a little bit of everything. It’s the perfect store if you like fun and vintage-looking items.

If you’re tired of the same boring old clothes, you never know what you can find when you shop vintage.

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