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Vintage winter: Secrets to whimsical style for cold weather

Sara is a fashion and lifestyle writer within the clothing and fashion industry. After discovering a love for all things vintage, she regularly blogs about vintage style and helping you change your wardrobe one tip at a time!

Vintage done right

This winter season, wear vintage in a hot, new way. Bring classic and vintage style to your wardrobe with these helpful tips. Whether you love wearing a hint of vintage or a huge splash, these tips will help you out!

Vintage done right

Add a peplum

For a smart look, peplum dresses are the most adaptable and body gratifying garment a woman can wear. Straight from the glamour of the '50s, this type of dress will flatter your waist for a sophisticated and beautiful look.

Our pick: Teal embellished peplum dress (Dorothy Perkins, $40)

Vintage done right

Long gloves

Among the vintage accessories of this season, a great revival is going on with long-length gloves, scarves and retro jewelry. The so-called Opera gloves, about 22 inches long, are the ultimate sexy item for your '20s or '50s look. Resemble the glamorous time of Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo with long satin chic gloves — add a pastel scarf to a simple outfit and your vintage look will be perfect.

Our pick: Long cashmere gloves (The Outnet, $48)

Vintage done right

All that glitters

Brooches and pin jewelry work really well over pretty much anything, providing a comfortable and elegant look that adds some glamour over your outfit. From Victorian to pop-culture and from art nouveau to art deco and Egyptian or African and cubism style: gold, silver, plastic, stones, wood and pearls are the great accessories that complement your winter satin and pastel colors. A delicate dash of color can totally add sparkle to any plain winter piece of clothing and the easiest way to pull this off is with simple, fresh and shiny accessories. Experiment and have fun in creating contrast! If you don’t feel comfortable with sparkling items, just add a splash of soft red lipstick for an eternal eye-catching look.

Our pick: Pink Chiffon Flower Corsage (Etsy, $6)

Vintage done right

Hat hair

Hats are also a prevailing item this year, as seen on all the fashion weeks! Stay warm and stylish with a cloche hat, suitable for every occasion, or a '70s floppy hat which fits very well with long or short gloves and a retro winter coat. It is a fantastic look for exciting occasions.

Our pick: Jessica Simpson Ribbon Braided Floppy (Zappos, $35)

Note: If a bargain is what you are looking for, stroll around thrift and vintage shops and markets where you can find unforgettable pieces from the most unforgettable and fashionable eras of the 20th century.

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