Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Vintage clothes shopping my tips


First up I wanna say I'm not an expert, I just wanted to share what I learnt from visiting a vintage fair last weekend, because it can be a bit intimidating when faced with rails and rails of clothes, and swarms of people.

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

My first tip, would be to get there early, although they fill up stock throughout the day, I reckon they defo put the best stuff out first, well I know I would. Another tip would be to have a game plan, especially if there is a particular piece you are after, eg a denim jacket, head to that section first, you will be much more relaxed for the rest of the visit once you have bagged that item you really want.

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

This next one may sound silly at first, but wear something lightweight, then you can slip things on over the top, saves queing up for the changing rooms or having to strip off in the middle of the hall!! Also bare in mind they are many other people on the hunt for a bargain so if you see something you like, grab it even if you are undecided because the chances are if you don't someone else will.

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

So what are good things to buy? Denim/leather jackets never go out of fashion and can save you a fortune if you buy vintage as well as giving you the benefit of having a far more unique item. I would go for dresses, tops and skirts in classic prints such as stripe, polka dot or floral. Retro sportswear is always a good choice to, old skool Adidas or puma t-shirts look great tucked into straight leg jeans or knotted and worn with high waisted skinnies. My next tip is to not worry about the size label, retro clothes sizing is often totally different to our modern sizes.

Vintage clothes shopping my tips
 Dress - Vintage
Denim jacket - vintage
Shoes - Vans
Sunglasses - Primark
Bag - River island*
Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

And lastly keep an open mind, and remember pieces can be styled with stuff already in your wardrobe, adding a belt for example can really change how a dress looks to how it does on the hanger. Also adding a modern twist to an outfit totally changes that vintage find into a gem, here I have added vans, a basket bag and aviators to give what could be quite a boring dress a bit of a boost.

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Vintage clothes shopping my tips

Are you a regular vintage shopper? 

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