This week I’ve been given a copy of  Style Me Vintage: Clothes, a  guide to sourcing and creating retro looks by Naomi Thompson to review – and giveaway to one lucky person! This is how the book describes itself:

Whether you want to go for complete retro glamour, or just introduce a few key vintage pieces into your day-to-day wardrobe, Style Me Vintage Clothes shows you how. Packed with tips on how to source the best vintage clothes and accessories to create an authentic and timeless look.

I’ve always loved vintage style, but never really had the confidence to really start wearing vintage clothes- I’m more somebody who’ll perhaps accessorize with a vintage bag or some vintage jewellery rather than try to re-create a whole 1950s outfit.  After reading this book though, I think I know what I’m doing enough to give it a try! It starts with basics such as ‘What is Vintage’ and includes a useful guide on dating vintage clothing and tips about how to create your own vintage look.

The rest of the book is devoted to the different key looks from the 1920s through to the 1980s, with a separate section at the end on underwear and swimwear styles. For each decade there are photos and a description of the fashions which defined that age and a useful shopping list of vintage items for creating both day and evening looks. It also details what was new in each decade and how to create both a formal and an informal look from that time.

This book is great for anybody who would love to wear vintage clothes or create vintage-inspired styles, but isn’t sure how to start. It gives enough guidelines and helpful advice to give you enough confidence to give vintage a go!

I’ve got one copy of this great book to giveaway – if you are interested, just drop me a comment below and I’ll pick one lucky winner!

Style Me Vintage: Clothes: A Guide to Sourcing and Creating Retro Looks by Naomi Thompson: A guide to sourcing and creating retro looks is available now from Amazon and lots of other places.