Out with the old and in with the new. Vintage and thrift shopping have been very popular this season. Fashion runs in cycles, so it’s not surprising that pieces from decades past are working their way into modern day looks. While Macklemore’s hit has finally started to die down a bit, this recycled style certainly is not.
This Fashionisto sports an ensemble that’s casual and cool. He pairs a bicycle printed denim shirt with charcoal shorts and finishes off his look with some Ray-Bans and a simple beaded bracelet. Upon further investigation, I learn that his bracelet is a vintage piece made of tiger eye stone, all the way from China.
Sometimes, you have to look back in time to keep your style up-to-date. Stores such as Urban Outfitters and Free People have joined in on the trend and offer vintage apparel in their stores and online sites. Other stores have retro-inspired pieces that are made in modern sizes. Match today’s styles with vintage pieces for a look that’s chic.
If you’re on a budget, like most college students, skip the cute (and pricy) boutiques and try your luck at resale shops or even Goodwill. You’d be surprised at all the treasures hidden in the racks. You want your style to stand out, and retro clothes and accessories make an outfit uniquely you. Put some personality in your ensemble with eclectic antique pieces. Whether it’s inspired by or actually from previous decades, styles from this trend create a one-of-a-kind look.
Spotted: Vintage inspiration was used to create the Chanel fall 2012 couture collection.