Everything a Beginner To Vintage Fashion Needs To Know

A Vintage Nerd

When you are first starting out in the wonderful world of vintage it can be very, very overwhelming. You may worry what decade to try first, where to shop, and basically how to pull off a look. When I first started I was very overwhelmed. To top it off I didn't have a lot of time, money, or resources. I did however discover more and more vintage blogs. Because of these bloggers I learned a great deal about creating a vintage style, how to shop, what to look for, and so much more.

Here on this post you will every single post I could find that vintage bloggers have written on the topic of dressing vintage. I do still recommend you keep on researching because the more you read about it, the more you will learn, and the more you can apply to your own unique vintage look.

I also included articles written about vintage and vintage wardrobes. I hope you find this list useful and I also have a Fashion & Beauty category on my blog if you want to take a peak on some of my tips as well.

1920s Fashion

Entering The Vintage World

Tuppence Ha'Penny: {Vintage for Beginners} So You Want To Do Vintage?

Buying Vintage Clothing

Hubpages: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Vintage Clothing

Atomic Redhead: Beginners Guide To Vintage Shopping

Tuppence Ha'Penny: {Vintage for Beginners} Shopping for Vintage 

We Heart Vintage: 10 Vintage Buying Tips for Beginners

Chronically Vintage: How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe on a Budget

Tuppence Ha'Penny: Dating Vintage Clothes

StyleCaster: How To Buy Vintage Clothing: a Complete Guide For Beginners

1930's Fashion

Finding The Right Decade For You

Glamour: How To Get The Vintage Look

Tuppence Ha'Penny: {Vintage for Beginners} 20th Century Fashion Eras

Building A Starter Wardrobe

Tuppence Ha'Penny: {Vintage for Beginners} Building A Vintage Starter Wardrobe

Vintage Shopper: Choosing Essential Clothing For Your Vintage Wardrobe

Chronically Vintage: A Beginners Guide To Buying and Wearing Vintage Appropriate Clothes

Va-Voom Vintage: Building a Vintage Wardrobe: 101

1940s Fashion

Vintage Essentials and Basics

Atomic Redhead: 15 Vintage Essentials

Glamorous Housewife: Vintage Wardrobe Basics: Part I

Glamorous Housewife: Vintage Wardrobe Basics: Part II

Chronically Vintage: 15 of My Must Have Vintage Essentials 

Mademoiselle Robot: Vintage Wardrobe Basics

Caring For Your Vintage

Beyond Retro: Vintage Clothing Care

Va-Voom Vintage: How To Wash Vintage Clothes

1950s Fashion

Expanding Your Vintage Wardrobe

Chronically Vintage: Celebrating The Importance of Color in Your Vintage Wardrobe

Blue Velvet Vintage: An Insider's Guide to Collecting and Wearing Vintage Clothing

How About A Vintage-Inspired Wardrobe?

Retro Housewife Goes Green: Building A Vintage Inspired Wardrobe

Viola Von Kitten: Retro Wardrobe Essentials

The Art of Simple: Simple Ways To Look Modern When Wearing Vintage 

The Chic Fashionista: Adding Some Vintage Fashion Into Your Style

1960s Fashion

Creating anything is always a process. Creating a cake, a dress, a poem, or a garden, they all take time to grow. I hope these highly useful posts and articles help you along your journey of creating the perfect vintage wardrobe fitted just right for YOU!

Special thanks to all the amazing and inspirational vintage bloggers out there! If you have an article or post I didn't include feel free to let me know and I will happily add it to my list!

And don't forget to have fun while building your own vintage wardrobe!!


  1. a great reading list

    retro rover

  2. This is great! I'm still very new to this and will have to read all of these posts. Thanks!

  3. Yay! Glad you all found it helpful!! xox

  4. What an incredible resource you've put together here, dear Daffny. Thank you so very much for including not one, not two, but a few of Chronically Vintage's post. I'm touched and delighted! Off to share this great resource on the ol' social medias. :)

    ♥ Jessica

  5. What a great list you have compiled! Am bookmarking this page, because no matter how long you've been in the biz, there is always something new you can learn from others. And thanks for including one of my posts :)

  6. Well that took me a while! What a great collection of articles. Thanks for putting it together. :) I'm sure I will have to return to these again in future to refresh too :)

  7. SUUUUPPPPEERRR late to the party commenting, but I want to thank you so much for linking to a few of my posts on this! You are so sweet and really embody the vintage community by both creating you own informative posts as well as sharing LOADS of posts by others!




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