In our modern society, the acts of reuse and conservation have been extremely significant. This includes more than just out water bottles, as such concepts transfer into the fashion world. People everywhere are eyeing thrift shop finds to fit into their wardrobe, from clothing to jewelry. Not a fan of pre-owned clothing? Dress up your personal look with some vintage accessories. They can be from your local antique shop or even your mom's older items from the 80's and 90's. There is a large amount of today's youth taking it back and modeling old-school trends such as these.
Along with the wicker bag, another item making its huge comeback is the twill baker boy hat. These come in a variety of colors, but fashion enthusiasts everywhere have been fairly fond of the black caps. They go well with a pair of your favorite trousers and loafers, and they have a huge bonus. Use them to cover up that early morning bed head! Toss up that hair in a low bun or a couple of braids for a hot and humid day.
The 1970's was the era of Miss Jane Birkin, who is a singer and very well known for her romance with Serge Gainsbourg. As one of my personal favorites, Birkin has an outstanding and lavish style that is timeless. In this outfit, the piece that stands out the most is her neck scarf, which is 200% back for the year of 2017. Bandanas and thin scarves are a superior way to accent an ensemble. Wrap them around the neck, or even tie them into an updo or braid. In addition, you can dress up any purse or bag by simple tying a tasteful bandana around the handle. Lately, my obsession is the ideal red bandana. I use it to add a dash of color to any neautral outfit, just as young Kate Moss does below.
Vertical striped denim has been a major go-to. We've seen the simpler black and white stripe before, but this new/old trend is taking the vintage elevator to a whole other level that we love. As I've previously stated, the vertical stripes work to make absolutely anyone appear taller, and the red stripes in these specific bottoms add a bit of creativity. Top it off with a brown leather belt, and you're good as old!
Wicker baskets are a classic, but lately, designers and stylists have been turning them into chic handbags for daily use. These are marvelous for summer for a whimsical touch at a botanical garden or market. They match just about any outfit that you have planned, so there's no worries. This bag specifically has a stylish gold chain as a crossbody strap and a large detailed clasp for both decor and functionality. Get in touch with your inner Dorothy, and get yourself one!
Believe it or not, the plain button up top never fails to impress me. They're very flattering to the figure, and the collar helps to frame the face. In specific, Peter Pan collars, such as the one above, are very pleasing. They can also be used to layer under items, especially for colder seasons. Something else about this look that I wish to point out is the sock and shoe combination - another vintage trend. High socks have been especially popular, mainly when it comes to loafers and chelsea boots!
As the largest vintage trend of the past couple of years, Levi's denim has permanently made it's comeback, ladies and gents. "Mom jeans" are no longer just for moms, but for the New York City art students, off-duty models, and pretty much anyone who cherishes the vintage high waist style. The best thing about them? They're crazy easy to find! Check out your mom or aunt's old items; they're bound to have a pair to snag!