Everything looked cooler in the past. Just look at pictures of the Beatles or the Founding Fathers: they look so dope. Unfortunately, we don't have access to a time machine yet. Don't despair, you are always a peasant shirt and an Instagram filter away from looking like you were an extra in a movie about Woodstock. We recommend you take photos with a vintage filter near sunset and in a wheat field if possible, because these are things we associate with the past for some reason. Just be careful, the line between super cool 1960s throwback and looking Amish is incredibly thin. To make sure you get the look you want, avoid wearing straw hats or being photographed in front of barns. Also, a pair of big, stupid aviator glasses will make it clear that you going for retro rather than Mennonite.
Apply a vintage filter.