Fashion trends follow an ongoing circle and when it comes to collecting vintage clothing there is no exception. What is at the end of the curve will soon be in the front and vice versa. If you are not staying in front of the fashion curve then you are being left behind. As a buyer for a vintage store you should not only pay attention to what is in style in your neck of the woods but also what is trending around the world.
This Spring/Summer 2013 fashion trends are proving to be yet another blast from past. Is there nothing new under the sun? Well, not when it comes to vintage fashion.
Keep an eye on the following 7 Vintage Fashion trends this summer:
1. Loose-Fitting Pants
Made popular in the 90’s and back again are the Harem, dhoti, slouchy: No matter what you call them, loose-fitting pants are the pair to have for the warm months ahead. You can team with a vintage vest, or with a blazer. The fashion-forward look works for a night out (dress them up with heels) or a day around town (flats and a jean jacket tank or a soft jacket)
2. Leather or Denim Shorts
We saw the edgy material of denim and leather show up in all sorts of styles this season, from fitted jackets to full-on dresses. The tailored short, is must have for summer fashion.
3. The Printed Dress
The printed dress with a beautiful bouquet of florals or a digitized ikat, a pattern is this summer’s top option for rocking a feminine frock. The maxi version and mini cut are both popular and up for your discrestion. For a complete look, throw on an abbreviated leather jacket, a long, thin cardigan (belted, of course), or a menswear-influenced tuxedo jacket.
4. The Blazer
Take a dramatic approach to outerwear with an vintage blazer. Whether you prefer a structured variation or a looser cut, this time-honored staple is a summer winner.
5. The Army-Green Jacket
The vintage military jacket is officially reporting for duty. For a more everyday look, the perennial fave can also be thrown over a flirty dress or worn with a harem pant.
All-the-colors-of-the-rainbow palette comes to life in lightweight summer dresses of the pastel variety. Bubble-gum pink, acid yellow, ice blue, and aquamarine are some of the chicest colors of the season, and metallic accessories add the perfect finishing touch.
Fall in line with all things nautical for the season ahead. A good way to navigate this trend is by starting with a striped shirt. No matter what color or cut you prefer, it will always be in fashion. Mix and match the old-school pattern with other seaworthy pieces for an even more on-trend appeal.
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