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Our Top 7 Vintage Style Quotes

Our Top 7 Vintage Style Quotes

Throughout history, fashion forward women have looked to the Hollywood starlets and fashion icons of the silver screen for inspiration when it comes to styling their own wardrobes. We know that our vintage loving gals are just as keen to hear those pearls of wisdom handed down from those same vintage fashion icons so that they can inspire their modern take on vintage fashion with a few good old fashioned style tips.

We’ve put together a collection of our top vintage style quotes from your favourite vintage fashion designers and style icons to make it even easier to add a touch of old school glamour to your look…

“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” – Marilyn Monroe

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. One of the few fashion items that can give us an instant confidence boost is a good pair of vintage shoes. Whether you’re looking for a killer heel, a cute pair of flats or want to rock the dancefloor in a block heel, you’ll be able to find the vintage footwear that will make you feel like you can take on the world!


“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” – Coco Chanel

In modern fashion, we know that each of our vintage loving ladies stand out from the crowd simply by styling themselves in yesteryear inspired clothing – but how to stand out even more? We think accessories are the key. Our collection of vintage accessories at Collectif is designed to offer you unique vintage accents that will elevate your look – a pin here, a chic pair of vintage sunglasses there, maybe even a statement bag and you’ll be standing out from the crowd in no time!


“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” – Audrey Hepburn

There’s something about vintage fashion that is timelessly elegant, but if you’re really looking to step up the elegance in your look, there are certain vintage accessories that will be perfect for you. Try adding a pair of vintage bracelet gloves to your look, and pin a stunning pearl or diamante vintage brooch on your coat or jacket for eye- catching elegance in a pinch!


“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” – Coco Chanel

Fashion is indeed influenced by the happenings around us, and even modern vintage fashion is inspired season after season by the latest trend-led designs in the mainstream fashion world. You’ll be able to find brand new vintage clothing and accessories season after season at Collectif that draws on all of our best cultural and style influences past and present to leave you with trend-led vintage clothing your wardrobe will simply love!

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view” – Sophia Loren

We’re all about body positivity here at Collectif, so if you fancy a dress to show off your figure why not go for a close fitting dress that will add a wiggle to your walk? Our collection of vintage pencil dresses are designed to fit and flatter your figure.


“The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her” – Mary Quant

It can be tempting to add layer upon layer of vintage clothing onto one look – there are so many amazing styles to choose from in our collections, we know! The trick to making sure that your outfit doesn’t wear you is to not overload the look. We recommend choosing a vintage dress, a pair of vintage shoes and a selection of vintage accessories to add the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble.

If you’re wearing separates rather than a dress, team together several pieces of vintage clothing to get the look you like. Teaming a bold print and one with a plain design and some vintage accessories can give you a wearable look which will stand out from the crowd!


Finally, the best accessory a vintage vixen can have is her self-confidence, we think that fashion icon Audrey Hepburn says it best…

Audrey Hepburn



“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years” – Audrey Hepburn


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