Sometimes the easiest way to add a little vintage into your wardrobe is by using accessories.
Sweater guards were at the height of their popularity in the 1950's. The use of cardigans became a staple then and sweater guards were used to "hold" the cardigan in place. Typically women and girls would wear it over their shoulder (not threw the sleeves) and sweater guards really helped from having the cardigan fall off.
There are a handful of types of sweater guards (also called "sweater clips"). You have the traditional pearl and jeweled clips, 100% gold or sliver clips, kitschy clips (ie of dogs, ducks, houses), and the refurbished (handmade) kind.
Handmade sweater clips are becoming more and more popular and I personally love handmade items. Don't you?
I do find it hard to find vintage sweater clips that go beyond the traditional pearl and sliver type. I like traditional sweater clips but I lean more to sweater clips that have a little more character and color to them.
Here are some lovely sweater clips that can add instant vintage into your wardrobe:
I love wearing sweater guards. It's that little dash of vintage that adds something special to my outfit and just happens to hold my cardigan in place too!