Thursday, 2 September 2010

Vintage Starts at Home

For those who say 'I cannot afford to buy vintage' remember
you might already own a few items or be close by them without even knowing.
That old musty colourful sweater you used to see your mum wear when you were little, now equals a vintage warm winter dress.
The spotty green long-skirt your granny hasn't worn for years, is now a lovely 50s inspired prom-dress with the help of some netting underneath.

Your dad's old checked work shirts now become the key piece in your country girl look.
Even your younger brother's old t-shirts now become retro crop-tops with Elmo and Kermit prints.
And the good thing is it never cost you a penny and you are free to try out your own creations on them as they are no longer of use to their original owner (though do ask permission first).
I encourage you to give it a go, you never know what you might find!

Photo: My own vintage home find: my dad's old Barbour jacket. Although a little big I love the way it hangs and think it goes great for grunging-up any girly outfit.

1 comment:

  1. scoring your dad's vintage barbour jacket is like winning the lottery in my book! the fact that it has already been lived in and softened by a loved one gives it so much more soul tha a shiny new version from the store. bravo!
    sylvie of silver lining