Cue the scene from Mean Girl.
Regina: Oh my God, I love your skirt! Where did you get it?
Lea Edwards: It was my mom’s in the ’80s.
Regina: Vintage, so adorable.
Lea Edwards: Thanks.
Regina: [after girl walks away] That is the ugliest effing skirt I’ve ever seen.
Even though mean girl Regina was mocking the character’s vintage style, currently vintage fashion is all the rage in the fashion world. Slowly, I have been shopping more vintage styles and incorporating unique pieces into my looks. What’s great about vintage clothing is the history behind each piece. Vintage clothing, like the clothing featured in today’s post, can’t be found at the usual stores in the mall, like Forever 21, H&M, Zara, and so on, making them on of a kind.
The first vintage piece I am wearing in today’s look is from the Etsy shop, Solitary Consignments. If you are looking to jump into the vintage world, I highly recommend browsing Etsy shops because you never know what you will find. Throughout the Solitary Consignments shop, customers will find a huge selection of “pre loved clothing.” The shop owners, Breanna and Shannon carefully handpick each item from different thrift stores in their area. The duo found a stylish piece from their latest shopping trip and I am the proud owner of this vintage Tweety Bird sweatshirt. I am loving the distressed detail and it’s very cool to know that Breanna and Shannon distressed this piece by hand. As you can tell they hand pick and hand distress their items with love. They totally live up to their store’s motto, “giving great pieces a second chance.”
No one would know that before my jean shorts were jean shorts they were actually a pair of Levi jeans. In my journey of finding awesome vintage stores in my area, I came across Chic Jack’s Vintage Clothing, which is described as a “vintage heaven,” and it totally is! At this store, you will find racks upon racks of authentic vintage clothing from the 1920s all the way up to the 1980s. Nothing screams vintage than a pair of high waisted, distressed pair of jean shorts. The loose, relaxed fit makes them the perfect jean shorts for any summer day. Plus, just like my sweatshirt the owner hand distressed these shorts. So cool!
Although they are not technically vintage, considering I have had these pair of Adidas shoes for only a month, they still have that retro vibe because the brand Adidas can be traced back to decades ago.
Finally, to tie together the vintage vibe of my outfit, of course I had to add a choker from Forever 21. Whenever I wear a choker, it instantly transports me back to the 90s.
For me, as I am experimenting more with the vintage style, I notice how different the style is, especially when I am use to shopping at popular retail stores. But nothing is better than the thrill you get when rummaging through a local thrift store and discovering a unique item. Let me know in the comments below if you are into vintage style and any vintage shopping tips. See you all in my next post!
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