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I Picked These 26 Spring Buys Based on Sensational Vintage Items I Can't Afford

Vintage shopping certainly has its pros and cons. You're guaranteed to find a unique item and you often can invest in designer labels at a fraction of the original price. A lot of people also enjoy the thrill of the hunt and delight in owning a piece of fashion history. On the flip side, however, there's typically only one lone item available, so you either have to magically be the same size or take it in for expensive alterations. Plus, when it's gone, it's really gone—a heartbreak for avid shoppers. 

Considering both of these points of view, I was excited to put together this story that includes a mix of both vintage and vintage-inspired, accessible items that have a wider range of sizes available. Ready to go on this journey with me? Scroll down to shop my favorite spring pieces inspired by designer vintage items. 

Vintage:

Can't you just picture wearing this poolside in Palm Springs? 

Contemporary Options:

Did I find the exact color or what? 

Another beautiful, breezy caftan to consider. 

Much chicer than your average coverup, but at half the price of the Oscar de la Renta version. 

H&M always comes through with excellent prices. 

Vintage:

Contemporary Options:

Okay, this is technically a robe, but it would make a fantastic coverup for the beach or pool. 

Vintage:

Contemporary Options:

A dash of Chanel inspiration mixed with the of-the-moment vest trend. 

Maje is a French powerhouse in its own right. 

You can never go wrong with classic black and white. 

Vintage:

This vintage YSL number would actually feel right at home in 2021.

Contemporary Options:

Puffed sleeves? Collar? Midi length? Check, check, and check. 

I love how Topshop styled this dress with black boots. 

This pretty pointed collar and midi length give this dress major vintage vibes. 

This looks so cute styled with loafers and high socks. 

Vintage:

Contemporary Options:

I'm always amazed at H&M's low prices. 

You can wear this with tights now and with bare legs for spring. 

Do these skirts bring back any awful memories for private school kids? 

So cute ith a white crop top. 

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