Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

3 Tips on How to Style a Vintage Jacket

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Hope everyone had a good long weekend and lots of eating and R&R. I found this gorgeous suede vintage jacket at the Housing Works UES store opening for only $48! Can you believe it?! I knew it was meant for me the moment I put it on. It’s one of those quintessential vintage pieces at a great price that only comes once in a while. I love the poufy shoulders, burnt orange color, and structured shape. Because the jacket is so vintage, it can be kind of hard to style without looking like a costume. Like all vintage items, the key is balancing the outfit with more modern pieces. Read on for my top 3 tips on styling a vintage jacket.

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 3 Tips on Styling a Vintage Jacket

  • Tip 1: Pair it with a classic print that goes with everything, like stripes. There’s nothing more modern than a casual striped tee, and it adds just the right amount of casualness to a vintage jacket.
  • Tip 2: Pair it with a short skirt or skinny jeans. For a vintage jacket that’s not cropped, I would not recommend a longer skirt as this could start to look a bit granny. Pair it with a youthful short skirt for a flirty vibe, or skinny jeans for a cool girl touch. For a cropped vintage jacket like what I’m wearing in this post, a midi length skirt could work to balance out the shorter jacket length.
  • Tip 3: Add on a trendy item, like a choker necklace. There’s nothing like a trendy item to take an outfit from 19th century to the 21st century.

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For this outfit, I paired the jacket with a striped tee and floral skirt for a fun and feminine look. I chose brown leather booties from Vionic for a classic touch, and a coral Kate Spade shoulder bag to complement the burnt orange of the jacket. I finished the look with two trendy accessories: a burgundy velvet choker and my JORD wood watch. I wanted the outfit to exude the sense of Autumn with warm, cozy tones.

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Shop the Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Jacket: Vintage from Housing Works (similar here)
Top: COS (similar here)
Skirt: From Asia (similar here)
Boots: Vionic
Choker: Shop Our Closet (similar here)
Bag: Kate Spade (similar here)
Watch: JORD

Thanks for reading,

Photography: Lloyd Lee

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27 comments so far.

27 responses to “3 Tips on How to Style a Vintage Jacket”

  1. Amanda says:

    Love how you mix old and new pieces so easily!

    xo, Amanda

  2. Kellie says:

    I love the coat color with the bag!

  3. Leigj says:

    Love the jacket and tips on how to style vintage jackets!! Now, can I borrow this jacket please? Hehe

  4. Kecia says:

    When I saw the jacket in your first photo, I was thinking it would be great paired with jeans. Glad to see that was one of your tips!

  5. Abby says:

    Love how you mixed prints with the floral and stripes. The jacket is the perfect finishing touch to add some edge and contrast to the look!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  6. Gail says:

    I love this look Mary. That jacket is gorgeous and such a great color! You’re so good at styling vintage pieces. Love it!

  7. Haleigh says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous and I love these tips!

    xo, Hales |

  8. Alix Maza says:

    Love this jacket! I also loved how you styled it with that fun skirt.

    Alix |

  9. April says:

    I love how you styled this jacket! Your tips are so helpful too.

  10. Obsessed with this vintage jacket! I def need it! Super rich color. Love each look, so adorable!

  11. Ivana J says:

    I love using vintage pieces as a part of my look. This jacket is really nice, like the buttond, and styled it great xo

  12. Tatyanna says:

    Love how you added the floral touch to the classic look. It gives the look something extra!

  13. Such a great look! Love how you styled the jacket and mixed stripes with florals.

    Style by Pear

  14. Kamara says:

    That suede vintage jacket is stunning – the colour especially. It looks so soft to the touch!


  15. vidya says:

    Thanks for the great advice. Loved your jacket.

  16. i love the location of this shoot! The clean backdrop help keep the focus on the outfit!!



  17. cara says:

    I love the mix of prints here! So cute!

  18. Absolutely love that choker! And the color of that jacket is TDF. You look so chic, girl! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  19. Paige Strand says:

    I just bought a jacket like this from Zara, so this was very helpful 🙂 Thanks!

  20. DANI CC says:

    YOU NAILED IT. We love the way you use so many different patters. The black tights are a BRAVE move with the floral skirt but it works SOO well!

  21. I love how you mixed patterns and prints! You look amazing!

  22. Anamika says:

    I loved this post…I am a fan of vintage jackets too ..loved your styling!


  23. savannah says:

    I love that jacket! The sleeves are absolutely adorable.


  24. I’m absolutely loving the button details of your red jacket here. The red color is also such a nice statement color and makes it stand out.


  25. Angelle Marix says:

    You are gorgesous. I need A jacket like that please!!!! Love how you Styled this outfit!! Perfect ❤️


  26. Liz says:

    You look so cute! I adore this mix of items <3


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