1. Throw Dowdy Pieces Off Balance With Sheer Touches
When styling vintage, you need to be constantly balancing your elements. Do you have a kitschy jacket? Contrast it with a sheer skirt for a modern touch. Do you have a prom-like '50s dress? Make it feel urban with a pair of Adidas. A pair of '80s mom jeans? Sex them up with a slinky camisole or strappy heels. It's all about the juxtaposition. 

Found on Pinterest here, from Vanessa Jackman.