Your Local Charity Shop Has All of This Season's Biggest Trends

 "Vintage" is a key word for autumn/winter 2018 thanks to "grandma" silk scarves, traditional tweed suiting, '80s silhouettes and croc-stamped accessories. Lisa Aiken, the former fashion director at Net-a-Porter, explained at her trends presentation earlier in the year: "While the Gucci impact is still very prominent, what we've seen come through this season is lots of tweed, faux-fur and scarf prints from Richard Quinn, which was a standout show of the season. There were a mash-up of references and designers have taken this idea of vintage and made it their own."

Vintage prints, such as heritage checks and silk scarf prints, add an air of sophistication to your wardrobe, while accessories have an antique feel thanks to mock croc textures. As for dress trends, '80s-inspired prom silhouettes and wallpaper florals are all over our Instagram feeds this party season. Designers such as Miu Miu, Richard Quinn, Toga and Burberry are championing these vintage trends, while emerging cult brands such as Staud, Nanushka and Rotate are also updating heritage buys. Keep scrolling to see and shop the vintage trends that you'll find in your local charity shop.

1. Vintage Scarf Prints


(Image credit: Hannah Almassi)

Vintage scarf prints are no longer limited to pocket squares and neck scarves, as the likes of Richard Quinn and Toga spliced these prints into all aspects of their designs. From shirts to jackets, these rich, elaborate silks always look expensive and add depth to any look.

2. Tweeds and Heritage Checks


(Image credit: Ada Oguntodu)

Designers have dusted off tweed and heritage checks, giving them a modern update with colour and interesting silhouettes. Everyone from Miu Miu to The Row to Calvin Klein played with tweeds. Alessandra Rich's jackets are already taking the "twee" out of tweed and making it a more fashion-forward fabric.

3. '80s-Inspired Silhouettes

In case you haven't noticed, '80s-inspired silhouettes are becoming more and more prominent every season thanks to designers such as Tom Ford and Saint Laurent. This New Year, we will be inundated with puff-ball party dresses that look like vintage treasures.

Quaint Florals

Florals that look like the wallpaper or sheets at your grandma's house have been gaining popularity in 2018 — and this will continue into 2019. 

5. Mock Croc Accessories

Now start raiding your local charity shops.

Emma Spedding