How to do vintage street styling?

Vintage Street Styling

You know the feeling when you have found a cool vintage or second hand piece, but then you come home and try it out in various ways, but somehow it only makes you look like your grandma! So if you want to embed and integrate it in your Scandinavian minimal wardrobe and update your style to 2017, then here’s a few simple tips and tricks I have. (I will promise you some styling pictures of my own vintage and actual grandma’s clothes!)

Add a hoodie or sweater

If you have a maxi dress at home that is too bold, then add a big sweater, hoodie or jumber on top!


Style it with a white t-shirt

Vintage Styling: Add a White Tee

Do black on black 

Style it with a turtle neck

Layering the vintage dress is key!

Layering the vintage dress is key!

Long vintage coat

Having that bold jacket or kimono – pair it with a simple outfit underneath – and try the turtle neck for a sleek outfit.

And also under the playsuit. It is all about layering!

Style it with sneakers

And these sneakers are from the sustainable brand called Veja! (And they are on my wishlist!)

Often you’ll find a lot of pleated skirts and normal midi skirts in a second or vintage store – so to avoid looking like a grandma is to add sneakers! It works all the time!

And if you have that cool old vintage coat hanging but never wear it, then try to use white crispy sneakers for it!

Style it with a bomber or leather jacket

I know that this skirt is the Ganni skirt – but it reminds me of a vintage skirt my grandma has – and Jeanette Madsen from Custome on the picture just styles the skirt SO cool. And you can do that with all vintage/midi length skirts.

Maja Wyh playing around with leather, black hoodie, big proportions and cool vintage pants. Copy paste her style!

If you want continuous updates for new ways of styling your vintage or second hand clothes, check this pinterest board:

Curious for more great vintage street style women?

Check out these amazing women who are able to pull of vintage street style:

The Man Repeller – the founder Leandra has an amazing unique, quirky and vintage fish style. See it here!

Maja Wyh – also very personal and she really manages to play with the proportions.

Jeanne Damas – you know that French style that is impossible to achieve – well she has that – watch and learn!


What is you go to strategy when you are styling your vintage skirt, dress, coat or sweater? I would love to know! So please add you tips and tricks below :)

Stine Pedersen

Stine is passionated about the ongoing question of how to make a transition of the fashion industry and how sustainability and fashion can be connected. She will therefore write about alternative ways of 'consuming' fashion such as vintage, up-cycling and redoing. She is currently Project Manager at Leaderlab and LAUNCH, and has a background as Sustainable Design Engineer finishing of with a thesis in how to implement Circular Economy in a large danish fast fashion brand. Besides this interest, she always has a full calendar with friends, family,  training, exhibitions, sewing... // CONTACT:

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