Keyla Marquez of Taste Takers shares her tips for finding the best vintage outfit – Culture

With Marinero, I was like, okay, he loves vintage, he loves retro, but he also loves to put his own flair in there and I do, which is why I feel like our relationship had a nice little flow that day. We both see fashion in the same way: as an extension of the things we love from the past and the things we love in the future. And we just mix these two.

Imagine you and I run out of thrift. What tips would you give me for putting together an outfit?

Number one: Be careful what fabrics you choose. Many vintage polyesters don’t breathe. When you go out, you don’t want to wear something that will get too hot for you in ten minutes. Make sure you find something comfortable. I love viscose or cotton, fabrics that last and breathe forever. Think about taking care of your clothes. Yes, you buy something for $10, but you have to dry clean it forever. Even if something doesn’t fit, don’t give up, because there are great tailors. You can get anything tailored to your body and it will do business with a great local tailor. I literally have four different tailors in LA and I go to all of them for different things: leather, suits, evening dresses, etc. There is a tailor for everything.

Another tip: don’t choose colors that will wash you out just because the outfit is cool. I see this so many times someone’s like, ‘That looks so cool!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, but the color sucks and it washes you out.’ You need to buy things that suit you in terms of color and tone. I feel like people are forgetting that there are laws of style with infinite potential. Sometimes my customers say, ‘Oh, I could never wear that.’ And I say: ‘Yes, you could!’ Everything has potential – don’t throw away something you like because you’ve never worn anything like it. Try it.

It’s about having that power within you. You can literally make anything happen. It really is all trust. And it’s all attitude, and it’s all about the way you go about things. And if you approach things from a perspective that is full of power, light and love, I have a feeling you will get that back.

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founding my company Lujo depot: The industry’s first online wardrobe rental showroom by the industry. I am very excited and passionate about this new chapter in my life as it encapsulates my life experiences and love for fashion and community and is deeply rooted in founding the company. I’ve been working on it for the last year and a half and we’re launching this summer. Half of the site will be based on a free membership Platform for fashion industry creatives to hire new emerging and established designers as well as vintage. The other half will be a blog highlighting the designers we run and telling their story, creative process and influences behind their collections. Often we see clothes and admire them for their beauty, but we forget how much magic and love there is in the creative and creation process. This documentary is just as special and my goal is to highlight that, tell those stories and build a community in the process. I want to be a vessel for a new way of storytelling because not everything has to be transactional – there is so much intent and meaning behind fashion and I’m here to shed some light on this world and the geniuses behind it.

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