One style that never seems to go out of fashion is Vintage. With spring finally here what better time to re-vamp your home or wardrobe by adding a little vintage chic.
Vintage fashion is ideal for those who like to add a nostalgic touch to their style. Some people assume vintage means kitsch or flowery, but it actually includes any style from the past, including the sixties psychedelic style to the more glamorous attire of the nineteen forties.
Another good reason to try a vintage look is the recycling element. Second hand shops or specialist vintage web basedretailers offer original garments that cannot be found on the high street, often at bargain prices.
Of course, there are stores with excellent copies of vintage clothing or more modern style items that are vintage inspired.However, the fabrics and designs of many vintage items are just not available these days. Unique patterns, intricate detail and high-quality materials can cost a fortune in the shops yet can be bought at bargain prices in vintage stores.
Another reason why more people are reverting back to retro and vintage style goods is that they quite literally ‘don’t make them like they used to’. There are a few high street retailers that stock a range of vintage household goods and decorations, such as Cath Kidston at John Lewis, which includes padded hangers, colourful tableware and retro storage solutions.
A top tip for vintage chic lovers is to recycle old items of furniture, mirrors and lamps, which can transform a plain room into somewhere unique and interesting. Obviously though, you will need a helping hand from the high street if you are going to go all the way.