When you think about fashion, you can’t help but reflect on all things “vintage”.  What does it mean for an item to be considered vintage anyway?  Well that’s a great question!  According to Wikipedia, “Vintage is a generic term used for second hand garments from a previous era”.  Generally speaking the time period between 1920 and about 1960 is the time period being referenced.

Fast forward to 2012, and I am sure that you have noticed that all things Vintage is really popular right now.  Fur is a vintage trend that can be seen throughout fashion this season.  Whether a fur vest (really hot now), wrap or coat; you will definitely make a statement with this look.  One of my favorite looks happens to be the vest (faux or real) with a pair of vintage jeans, white shirt and depending on where I’m headed a leopard print flat or wedge boot!  No matter what your fashion style is, the important thing to note is that if it’s vintage, there’s a great chance that it will work!

In addition to the 1920-1960 time period, the 80’s look is making a comeback as well.  Cropped sweaters and tops with pleated cropped pants also make a good outfit!

So what if you are wanting to get into Vintage Fashion, however don’t own any pieces.  Below are a few stores in the Austin area where you might find some good deals on truly vintage items:

*Platos Closet (if you’re into second hand garments this is a great place to start)

*Cream Vintage

*Feathers Boutique

*Blue Velvet

So the next time you are out shopping, just go for it!  You just might love it!

“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love.  Beauty comes when fashion succeeds”.

-Coco Chanel

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