If you love shopping in vintage and thrift stores, but you also like staying current with the latest trends, then you can stylishly blend the two to create your own original style. Even within the world of vintage fashion, styles and trends tend to come and go. Here’s a few tips on how I blend vintage into my daily style and spot key pieces when shopping vintage and thrift stores.
A great place to spot the latest reintroduction of vintage clothing trends is by checking out street styles. And finding true vintage style? Try checking out favorite vintage icons of the past. Blending new clothing trends with fabulous vintage hairstyles is another great way to incorporate vintage and keep a look fresh. Keep your eyes peeled, whether you’re out shopping for vintage attire, getting advice about a retro hairstyle makeover at a fabulous salon like Rush Hair, or even just while driving to work. You never know when you might spot a look that you love, which you may be inspired to recreate using vintage pieces.
Catherine Deneuve, 1960′s fabulous hair and classic blazer / Barbara Bouchet in gorgeous waves and lashes
That said, many of the latest collections can be seen to nod to retro styles, and this can also be an easy way to spot a trend you’d like to own within the world of vintage apparel. Peter pan collars are a great example, as they first became popular as early at the 1900s, but have had a resurgence in the last few years. Keeping a look out for contemporary designers who are taking their inspiration from vintage styles can be one of the best ways to make sure that your vintage look is also on trend. But by shopping in vintage and thrift stores, you’ll have a far greater chance of bagging yourself an original!
Lastly, remember that fashion trends to come and go – so just because something isn’t ‘on trend’ right now, doesn’t mean that it’s not worth hanging on to. Classic vintage pieces tend to be more timeless in their appeal, and so these are also well worth looking out for while thrifting. I can’t wait to grow my hair out towards a new but vintage look, though I loved my bob in homage to Louise Brooks.