I love vintage clothing! Thrifting is truly one of my favorite pastimes. I can spend hours in thrift stores scoring the racks for vintage finds. There’s always so many interesting things that catch my eye. I try to imagine what I can do to breathe new life to into them. I also shop vintage because of the sustainability factor. It’s essentially recycling and there are no additional resources wasted. There are a host of other reasons why I adore vintage swag but here are the biggest reasons from a personal style perspective.
I also see this as an opportunity to score vintage pieces. Classic pieces never go out of style. Trends come and go; but classic style always remain relevant. Some people may not see the value in buying pre-loved clothing. I get it – why buy used clothing when you can buy something brand new? When vintage meets modern styles the effect is always uber hip. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received compliments when I wear vintage.
• One of a Kind
Shopping vintage ensures that you have a unique look. It’s likely that you will not see someone else wearing the same thing; which is important to me. I love the idea of having a distinct look unlike anyone else. It may sound corny; but it makes me feel special. That’s the way I think everyone should feel in their clothing, whether they’re vintage or not.
When I look at pictures of women from decades ago, the women always looked glamorous from head to toe. When I wear vintage I feel the same. Vintage clothing also resembles a lot of couture fashion. On red carpets many a celebrity don vintage inspired gowns. Remnants of vintage are sprinkled throughout most styles. Without past fashions we wouldn’t have the styles we’ve come to love today.
Be sure to check out my blog post for tips on shopping for vintage clothing. http://chicbeatblog.com/2015/12/31/omg-its-vintage/
Dress: Vintage | Belt: Banana Republic | Boots: ShoeDazzle | Trench: ASOS