One of my earliest (and fondest) childhood memories is scuffling through racks of musty old clothes at the local secondhand store with my mother. It's a shopping ritual I wholly believe lead to my enduring and adoring love affair with fashion. To this day, there's still nothing quite like the thrill of bustling through thrift and vintage stores to find a one-of-a-kind piece that you know no one else will be wearing. Moreover, I love the benefits of secondhand shopping (it's cost-effective, favors quality over quantity, and, encourages sustainability), and it's a topic I've truly come to understand and appreciate as I've matured.
While my job as a fashion editor is about covering all things au courant—from the most cutting-edge brands to the latest It-pieces, and contemporary designers—I still maintain a deep-rooted connection with vintage. So much so, that this year I founded my very own online vintage shop, Hyacinth Vintage, where I sell beautiful pre-owned and vintage gems that integrate easily and seamlessly into the modern wardrobe. And because there's nothing I love more than merging my vintage prowess with my knowledge of current trends, today, I wanted to highlight some of this season's biggest trends that I highly recommend buying vintage or secondhand. Not only will you find something more unique and individual, but if you're like me, you'll probably hold onto these vintage pieces for much longer than you would something you found at a fast-fashion retailer.
So keep scrolling as I share some of the trends worth buying from a plethora of amazing online vintage shops and pre-owned retailers.
If there's one trend that defines fall 2020, it has to be a sweater-vest. Whether you opt for a neutral hue or fun print, there are plenty of unique vintage options out there to throw over your tee, turtleneck, or button-down this winter.
Call them house dresses, nap dresses, or frolicking dresses. The non-restrictive, breezy frock leans into this year's prevalent cottagecore trend, and you're guaranteed to find some great vintage gems online.
We love a cardigan that looks like it could have been stolen straight out of your grannies' closet. Whether it's a chunky cable knit or a sweet knit with floral embroidery and appliqués, they're a fashion-girl favorite offering endless styling possibilities.