There is a new way of incorporating your chosen era into your clothing without looking like you have literally come out of a time machine. Via prints, prints on leggings, t-shirts, shirts, trousers, even shoes
Personally I love the Victorian era, the wallpaper, the inventions and the extravagant clothing. my interpretation of the Victorian era is a damask print pair or Victorian wallpaper style leggings. But how would you interpret it, there are some great ideas at Dr Martens currently.
So the rules are simple either choose an era then choose a pattern get it printed on fabric and make your own clothing or take a surf on the internet or take a look around some vintage shops until you find your perfect antique print.