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)
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”.