In the urban dictionary the word vintage is described as something that is too old to be considered modern but not old enough to be considered antique. Well, let me agree to disagree. Nowadays vintage is THE trend. A vintage item is a must-have in one’s wardrobe. Or at least something from a charity shop or bought somewhere in a local market.
I met this Fashionista in the heart of Riga. Her all black look immediately caught my eye because the contrast between the flowery dresses and colorful maxi was so intense. That, and her head band. It immediately reminded me the pictures from the Royal Wedding, where all the ladies were wearing the most beautiful hats, head bands and different hair accessories. It has this aristocratic vibe to it. Be bold though and go a step further: try flowers, tulle pompoms or embellished headbands.
My absolute favorite item of her look are her fabulous shoes, which are vintage. I have been on such shoe hunt for a while now. I had a friend, who bought similar shoes in a vintage market in Vilnius, Lithuania but I haven’t been able to spot such shoes. The best options I found, were a pair of 60′s navy leather flats and 80′s black flats. I quite love Salvatore Ferragamo’s flats as they have a vinatge-y vibe. My favorites are these.
Her bag is also vintage and it’s classic shape will be modern forever. It kinda reminded me of the Queen Elizabeth’s classic Launer bag, but as it is a little bit too expensive I’ve found some perfectly good alternatives from Ted Baker and Parfois. Most importantly, when you find your perfect vintage item, make sure it’s in a good condition, of good quality and take care of it.