ACCESSORIES REPORT: Something Old, Something New

Being a young adult in the 2010s, I constantly find myself taking style advice from the past generations. Whether it be ‘90s –inspired high-waisted shorts, ‘80s neon accents or ‘60s maxi skirts, borrowing trends from past generations is always fun and keeps our style classic yet eclectic. The fashion world has an obsession with all things vintage; old couture collections are on display each year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art like pieces of artwork for all to see. Vintage pieces are unique, rare and prized possessions for those of us lucky enough to have some.

The saying “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” rings true with the vintage trend. While I would never really call Prada trash, this Fashionista’s silver wedges were a great hand-me-down from her aunt. From an early 1990s spring collection, these Prada wedges are a great accessory for any summer look. Their silver hue makes them able to be worn with virtually any color. This Fashionista chose to wear black jeans and a white peplum top with the wedges. The basic black and white further accents the shiny silver shoes. A similar open-toed style wedge can be found on Nordstrom’s website.

To achieve a vintage look without waiting for hand-me-downs or searching your local Goodwill for hours, many stores sell designer vintage clothing and accessories for great prices. Websites like NASTY GAL sell real vintage looks like this ‘60s bell-sleeve blouse. A site called Gypsy Warrior has an entire vintage accessories section, where vintage bags in great condition can be purchased. I encourage readers to take a step back into the past and embrace the vintage trend.

Spotted: Chanel’s 2013 resort collection rewinds deep into the past with Marie Antoinette-inspired dresses.


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