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Build Your Own Vintage Look

Get back to the future with The Archive fashion site

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When converting past styles into present tense, it’s easy to get lost in translation.

Shift seamlessly through The Archive, an online site founded by Miamians Marianna Maurer and Nicole Tafur.

The duo brings bygone-era fashions up to speed via colorful storyboards (dubbed Lite Bright, ’60s Resort, and Colored Denim) and fashion editorials. Yellow maxiskirts, pink blazers with black buttons, and bold blue tops and bottoms meet their match in handbags, shoes, nail polishes, and even household items.

See how retro selections like green Jetson shorts stack up against current designs from Marc by Marc Jacobs, ASOS, and Zara. Build an entire look around a red blazer with retro black pants, a gold cuff, and Givenchy shoes. (Bonus: All are for sale.)

An accompanying blog, The Post, keeps vintage hunters in the thrifting loop.

Ensuring the future perfect.

Available at the-archive.co, $42-$320.

Photo: Lucie Hugary / Courtesy of The Archive