Stylebyte: How To Make Vintage Current

How you make your vintage current”

I have a true love for all things vintage. Maybe it stems from the countless hours spent thrift-store shopping with my mother growing up. Or the fact that my grandmother was one of the most luxurious women I have ever encountered. Or perhaps a combination of the two. Regardless of where the passion came from, I could not be more thrilled that it has helped shape my own sense of style. I adore mixing and matching vintage pieces with my modern collections and it is not as difficult as some people think. So if you have vintage items at home, wear them! Don’t just look at them, wear them and enjoy being a part of their history. Here are a few easy looks to get your creativity started.


Vintage flapper dress: This vintage flapper dress was worn by my grandmother, and I can feel her beside me every time I put it on. I wear it often and with love. It’s a great dress because it can be styled to match the era – with layers of pearls and a Ferragamo pump – or I can make it more current by adding a simple lariat necklace and a more modern pump.


Vintage tunic: I picked up this amazing vintage linen tunic somewhere along my travels and adore it. The little rhinestone detailing along the side of the garment, make it. Most often I style it with leggings, an open front blazer, and a flat or a simple bootie. I tend to keep the accessories to a minimum to let this little lady shine.


Vintage beaded necklace: This is one of my very favorite accessories and although it is large and loud, I rock it all the time. I normally pair my outfit down to a little black dress or denim and an easy blouse to allow the necklace to do all the work. With a piece like this, the last thing you need is a complicated or over-styled outfit.


Vintage Missoni sweater: I truly cherish this old Missoni sweater. First because it hung in my grandmother’s closet but also because it is one of the few things that I own with a pattern! I like to pair it with boyfriend denim, a simple tee and tennies (my grandmother loved that word). This look does not need many accessories since you don’t want to overshadow this amazing piece.


Vintage car coat and shoes: I picked up these two vintage articles while shopping in NYC years ago. This car coat looks current enough to be worn with almost anything. I prefer it over a little black dress or more causally with skinny denim and a tee for morning drop-off. The snake earrings featured help give the outfit a modern element, while the vintage Ferragamo’s take it back to the other side.

As you can gather, I have an overwhelming passion for both my grandmothers special pieces and the lovely items that I have picked up along my travels. I wear them with pride and excitement. So if you have some old things that you enjoy – wear them. And if you have trouble mixing and matching, come see us; we would love to help you make them work.


XX Ashley


PIC 1:  Vintage dress and pearls, Salvadore Ferragamo shoes (bottom left) and Steven shoes (bottom right), Gorjana drop necklace* (top right)
PIC 2: Vintage white linen tunic, BCBG Mason leggings*, BBDakota blazer* and Belle by Sigerson Morrison shoes
PIC 3: DL1961 Riley boyfriend jeans, Ella Moss top, vintage necklace and solutos shoes
PIC 4: Vintage Missoni sweater, Paige Jimmy Jimmy boyfriend jeans*, LA Made tee* and Vans shoes
PIC 5: Vintage Car Coat, BCBG dress*, Salvadore Ferragamo shoes and Jenny Bird earrings*

*Denotes in-stock at Apt. 202
Ashley Rothwell-Campagna
Owner Apt. 202 Boutique
955 east 900 south
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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