We are in a particularly exciting time for fashion. From the runways to the streets, clothing is all about breaking the rules. And for many style gurus, this means pairing the old with the new. So, whether you are a thrifting master or literally enjoy raiding your grandfather’s closet, you can use this guide to learn how to style those pieces that are older than you are. Rule #1: Thrift for statement pieces One of the best ways to master the art of used clothing is to have your thrifted piece be the center of your outfit. From worn leather weekender bags to patterned, oversized jackets, certain pieces are meant to be the center of attention. When you find the perfect thread, keep the rest of your outfit simple. Rule #2: Wear what fits While it’s true that wearing oversized clothing can be cool, it is easy to push this too far. Before you decide to buy or wear a piece, take an honest look in the mirror. Does it make you look more frumpy than stylish? Then it’s not right for you. Rule #3: Learn to mix and match well It’s totally possible to wear one of your Supreme ball caps with a bangin’ pair of 80s track pants. But it’s also easy to overdo it. Cohesiveness and balance are key when mixing clothing styles and decades. So, when you sport one of your authentic hair band graphic tees, pair it with a modern pair of black pants. Rule #4: Take risks It’s easy to feel safe within your style, but now is the time to push boundaries. Wearing vintage pieces is all about changing up your style and making it unlike anyone else’s. For example, if you are a slave to your 5 panel hats, try trading them for a vintage ball cap every once in a while. Whether bought at a thrift shop or online apparel store, your outfit is your introduction to the world. In fact, a series of experiments at Princeton found that it only takes a stranger ten seconds to form an impression on you based on your face. And what do they scope out next? Probably your clothes. By learning to pair Supreme ball caps with an old leather jacket, you can show the world your stylish side.