It’s hardly a secret that heading off to the mall for a bit of retail therapy at the end of a long week can have the same rejuvenating effects as a full night’s sleep. From polka dots to peplums, snatching up the latest trends to integrate into your personal style proves to be a favorite pass time for any Fashionista. Although coming home to a package from NET-A-PORTER containing the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers may leave you giddy for days, nothing can quite compare to the rush you receive when unearthing a surprise vintage gem.
Looking darling during UCF’s Market Wednesday, this Fashionista pays homage to the USA in a cropped vest boasting a quaint Americana-inspired print. Rather than perusing the racks of a popular clothing store, she went the vintage route. This specific piece came from Old Soul Fashion House, an up-and-coming purveyor of vintage items redesigned to fit current fashion.
While the standout piece of her outfit is indeed the vintage vest, her look is anything but outdated. She kept it modern by merging the old with the new by way of a lacy bustier and a flirty A-line skirt. Not one to skimp on the details, she added a gold hand piece to complement her ensemble.
Have a thrifting trip planned in the near future? Hunt for a retro piece with updated sensibilities in the style of this Fashionista. To ground your look in this century, pair it with a versatile, on-trend skirt, such as Topshop's Cream Embossed Skater Skirt. Work in an understated, yet conversation-starting, accessory as a final touch — House of Harlow’s Stone Top Skull Ring will do just the trick.
There’s hardly a worse feeling than the one you get when spotting someone in the same dress as you. So, next time you feel inclined to give your wallet a little workout, try searching through a thrift shop, a vintage carrier like Old Soul Fashion House or your local Goodwill for a piece you wont see on the racks of Forever 21.