The 5 Vintage Items We Think You Need To Transition To Spring!

The 5 Vintage Items We Think You Need To Transition To Spring!

We are all anxiously awaiting spring here in the Midwest. We had our first 60º day on March 1, and the next day, it was back in the 30s again!  How *dare* you get our hopes up, March!

In this transitional period when the weather is so unpredictable, you need items that you can can wear in breezy mornings and sunny afternoons alike and feel comfortable and stylish no matter what. We picked out 5 vintage items you should be on the lookout for to make the transition to spring a piece of cake!

 

Light Wash Denim:

A GREAT-fitting pair of vintage, high-waisted jeans is are versatile enough to work in literally ALL seasons! This spring, go for a light wash. A few vintage brands we are always on the hunt for are Levi, Calvin Klein, Lee and Wrangler. If you know what to look for, you can find an amazing fit that you can pair with any t-shirt, blouse or sweater to give you that effortlessly cool vibe we all strive for. You also can't beat the fabric content—vintage denim is free of spandex or other stretchy materials, so they fit to your body but still keep their shape. I will say this ’til end of time—a great vintage denim is a staple in all wardrobes!

 

Neutral Prints:

Let's talk prints! Winter and spring prints are drastically different, but with a little care, you can find a balance between the two. A great neutral print like gingham, herringbone, paisley or stripes can carry you through most seasons, so save the florals and reach for the classics until the weather warms up. We recommend finding a great-fitting printed pant or a blazer or jacket that you can wear with many different pieces in many occasions. The pants above are wool, so they're perfect for those days that feel a bit more like winter than the rest—but if you can find a great cotton or silk pair, you could wear them longer into the season and maybe transition them into summer!

 

Layering:

 

Every good stylist will tell you it’s all about layering. Knowing how to layer well takes a lot of practice, but once you figure out how you like to build an ensemble, it becomes second nature. One of my go-to layering tricks is the good ol' 90's turtleneck/dress combo. You can also layer t-shirts and tanks under summery dresses to make it work for spring. Experiment with jumpers, overalls and sundresses and you will be shocked by the new looks you create from your existing closet. We are getting new spring items everyday at the store, so come see what sparks some layering inspiration!

 

 Unique Basics:

A great vintage basic with gorgeous details can amplify your everyday looks! A simple t-shirt-and-jeans-kinda-day can be transformed completely with a tee like the one pictured above. Throw a cardigan or blazer on top to take the look to the next level. Celebrating the details in your clothing will make you love them that much more, and having unique pieces you really enjoy allows your personality to shine through. That is the most lovely part about style—it's a piece of your personality!

  

 Silk:

Silk is by far my favorite fabric. It is very elegant, it breathes well and it literally looks great with every other fabric. A great silk tee is a treasure, but also having a few silk blouses, a pant or a jacket can lighten up other winter pieces to transition them to spring. It's easy to throw on with a pair of jeans, and you will look effortlessly chic. 

 

Stop in and ask a shop girl to help you find all vintage/re-sale treasures like the ones above—we're all in this transition together! :)

Buying Spring!

Buying Spring!

Buying Transitional Spring

Image by: stoleninspiration.com
Taking:
  • Plus Size Spring Items

  • Men's Spring Items
  • Denim Shorts (high rise, frayed, cuffed, vintage)

  • Shorts (non-athletic)
  • Tees + Tanks (graphic, fun prints, cotton)

  • Jackets (denim, utility, easily layered)

  • Dresses (short sleeves, sleeveless, spring colors/prints, maxi/midi)

  • Sandals

  • Sneakers

Not taking:

  • Sweaters

  • Coats + Heavy Jackets

  • Boots

  • Swimwear

    • Winter accessories
    • Low-rise denim
    • Intimates (Bras and undies)

    • Business wear

    • Formal dresses

    Find more information about our buying process here.
    February 04, 2020 — Meg Lowe
    Fall Trends We Are Lovin'

    Fall Trends We Are Lovin'

    Our Favorite 2019 Fall Trends!
    Revival Denim : Our 2 Fav Brands & All Their Fits!

    Revival Denim : Our 2 Fav Brands & All Their Fits!

    Rolla Jeans: Looking for a vintage style denim pant with a stretchier form fit? Well here they are! Every staff member has a pair of these babies.

    Cute booties of all shapes and sizes!

    The Eastcoast Boot: we have these babies in Storm Black! Great for those who love a great classic black jean, but want a little edge as well!

    Look at all that fringe *heart eye emoji*

    There is nothing dusty about these Layla Blue Dusters from Rolla! The wash on these is quite perfect & again with that fringe! This is a shop girl fan pick!

    Another Duster style, The Karen Blue! These are more form fitting, but have the traditional high waist like most Rolla denim, which is such a great combo! Our shop girl, Josephine likes to roll hers up to show off her ankle booties & we are here for it!

    Another demin brand we're obsessed with is a company that makes high quality products right here in the U.S. called Just Black! Shop girls, Madison, Maggy & Josephine are all wearing a pair in the above pic! These jeans are so so good & also so so comfy! They are slightly stretchy so they are form fitting & come in all kinds of modern cuts & fits! They're a pair of jeans you fall in love with & keep buying new pairs so come in & try some on this weekend :)

    These are the Crop Fray Step Hem & we are lovin' that high/low fringe cut hem!

    The Scissor Cut Crop Flare is definitely our trendiest pair & go with everything coming out on our floor this fall!

    Our High Rise Clean Straight These are very similar cut to a classic vintage high rise denim pair of pants.... but stretchy... which is awesome! We love how again, shop girl Josephine also styled this pair with a rolled hem. Very 80's :)

    The Ankle Skinny Pretty self-explanatory :) A skinnier cut w/ a straight ankle! A jean for every occasion!

    We love everything down to the name of these jeans! Here are the High Rise Clean Cigarette pants from Just Black! A very timeless style! A good dark blue wash, skinny ankle & high rise!

    Our last Just Black jean in stock are the Super High Frayed Hem Skinny pants! We say this about every pair but boooyyyy do we love these! The rise is really high, the fit is slim, but stretchy & the hem is frayed, but skinny enough to get into a boot if need be, which you can see in the above pic! These are pretty fantastic pants.

    Come see us & try them for yourself, though! We'd love to help you pick a pair :)

    FW17 VINTAGE

    FW17 VINTAGE

     

    Vintage. It's always making a come back. Buying vintage is not only a way to shop sustainably and responsibly. And it's not only a way to score quality garments on the cheap. It's also a way to fall back in love with clothing that has already been loved in a different context. Every time I pick something off the rack from the 60's or 70's, or even 80's or 90's these days, I ALWAYS imagine the badass person rocking that baby in their era. There's an evocative magic to buying a material object with depth and history.

    We've always got a small selection of vintage online, but step into the store for soooo much more. We're talking racks upon racks of vintage and secondhand buddies from all over the place, all in one place. 

    Here are some FW17 looks that we can tryyyy to help you recreate. But the great thing about shopping vintage is that it's pretty much always going to be a unique fashion feast. So have fun with it and get creative with your wardrobe this fall and always.

     

    THE VINTAGE TRENCH:

    Wear it with raw hem Levi's and a white tee. Wear it with a pair of overalls. Or I'm realllly diggin' the vintage wool sweater and cotton trousers vibe!

          

    Click on the image to recreate the look with the following Revival pieces: 

        

     

    THE VINTAGE BLAZER / SUIT:

    That oversized, 90's, menswear-inspired, vintage blazer is seemingly everywhere this season. Pair it with denim, trousers, or even rock the 2 piece suit. 

        

    Click on the image to recreate the look with the following Revival pieces: 

        

     

    THE VINTAGE DENIM:

    Mom jeans have been around for a bit now, but they're finally taking off in a big way. Hack off the bottoms of a pair of wider leg orange tab Levi's, jump on the 501 bandwagon, or get a lil western with those bum hugging Wranglers. Also, Canadian tuxedos for the win always. 

       

    Click on the image to recreate the look with the following Revival pieces: 

         

    THE VINTAGE FAUX FUR: 

     Nothing screams 60's chic quite like a big ol' faux fur. Wear it with all black, all white or even keep it casual with some blue jeans and sneaks. 

      

    Click on the image to recreate the look with the following Revival pieces: 

          

    Revival is currently buying fall and winter items. Bring us the clothes you're over and buy up some new ones. Keep that cycle turning and keep the creativity flowing!

    More Vintage Here

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    October 11, 2017 — Teah DePover
    Tags: Vintage

    Summer Lookbook//Une Femme Est Une Femme

    A true collaboration, our mid-summer lookbook is a love letter to the gorgeous films, and more specifically the gorgeous ladies, of la Nouvelle Vague. 

    July 13, 2014 — Anna Wickes