Monday, October 17, 2011

Clean an Out!

There will be a weekly post done by Shonique D. Thomas of She is a student at the University of Florida currently studying Marketing. Shonique has a passion for fashion so her weekly posts will be fashion oriented. 

Enjoy =)

“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.”

This is the latest realm of fashion that I have been exploring lately. I live in Gainesville, Florida and it is extremely hard to find authentic vintage pieces here; therefore, I have to settle for vintage-inspired apparel.

What qualifies an item of clothing as vintage? The term vintage is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old, which is clearly representative of the era in which it was produced.

Where can you find authentic vintage pieces? Thrift stores are your best bet! I know there’s a huge stigma associated with these stores, but you can honestly find some fabulous finds there. Also, your mom’s closet can be an amazing source, lol!

Examples of vintage-inspired clothing:
·       High-waist shorts/skirts
·       Wide-legged pants
·       Shoulder pads
·       Maxi clothing
·       Stripes/Plaid
·       Polk-a-dots
·       Crochet
·       Sheer
·       Lace

One of my favorite online vintage fashion bloggers is: She’s absolutely amazing. She has such a wide variety of vintage clothing in her closet!


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