Everything I am wearing in this post is vintage! Each piece was thrifted at one of my favorite second hand shops, and I wear them more often than some of my brand new pieces. Buying clothing second hand didn’t use to be one of my favorite things. The idea of digging through mounds of clothing searching for that perfect piece, and usually just settling for something ill fitting that I only wore a handful of times, sounded exhausting and unrewarding. I’ve changed my approach for shopping vintage by going into it with a general list of things I’d like in my wardrobe and stay focused on that. Shopping vintage instead of, or in addition to regular shopping, is important because:
1. Each Piece of Vintage Clothing Has a Soul
It’s guaranteed that a silk blouse you find at a thrift store has a lot more character than a polyester gem you discovered in a Forever 21 somewhere. Each piece was crafted, worn, and taken care of enough to make it to this point and it says more about you than having the same shirt as most other girls your age.
2. Shopping At Thrift Stores Helps the Environment
Instead of that piece of clothing being tossed in a landfill somewhere, you are giving it a second chance at life and that helps slow down the waste that comes from the fashion industry.
3. Your Wardrobe Will Be More Unique
Have you ever walked into work, school, or anywhere else for that matter, and ended up wearing the same top, dress, or outfit as another girl? I feel like every store lately has similar variations of the same style. If you want a cold shoulder top, walk into any department store and I can find you 10 that look and feel exactly the same. When you shop vintage, your wardrobe becomes one of a kind, and in turn the way you put together outfits will also become more unique and one of a kind.
Overall, I’m a big advocate for shopping vintage. I feel like it has definitely stepped up the quality of my closet, while also reducing my carbon footprint!
Poppy Red Silk Blouse: here
Vintage Levis: here
Gucci Loafers: here
Fave Vintage Stores for clothing: Maeberry Vintage – Salt Lake City
Copperhive Vintage – Salt Lake City
Gossamer -Los Angeles
Wasteland – Los Angeles
Ay, que Vintage – Los Angeles
Squaresville – Los Angeles