What goes around comes around baby! At a time when the industry is striving to be more sustainable, vintage is becoming a priority on the shopping agenda. Shopping vintage has been an interest of mine for the longest time. It’s the thrill of the hunt of having a piece no one else has and the excitement of getting creative with styling. I thought I’d talk about the revival of some of my favourite vintage trends in 2022. If you’ve follow me for a long time, then you’ll know that I am an avid thrifter and have raved about my vintage finds.
Bold Colors and Psychedelic Prints
“Alongside bold colours will be a growing desire for abstract and psychedelic prints.” People are excited to get dressed again, but it’s not like we’re looking for the little black dress (at least not the boring variety) or another pair of straight jeans. We are looking for show-stopping clothes and new ways to explore style that’s super fun and eccentric. This trend has already leaned heavily towards trippy prints from party pants to ‘60s-era mod motifs.
Bring On the Cargo
Topping my list of must-buy revival items are all things cargo. While cargo pants are popping off as a major spring 2022 trend, roomy boyfriend pants are also the item to look for. These can be worn baggy as a low-rise style and I must say I am here for it. I wore a white Zara pair recently with a fuzzy top – by the way, do you follow me on TikTok? If you know me, you know I love my cargos, especially the pair that I created for my second collection with Amazon The Drop. I also love me some baggy pants and boyfriend cut jeans. They look effortlessly cool and you just cannot go wrong with these bottoms.
I talked about this sky high shoe trend in my recent blog posts, Best Spring Shoes and The Rise of the Platform Shoes. Needless to say, they’ve been a love of mine for many seasons and I have been lusting after a new pair over at TikTok. With all things Y2K and late ’90s trending hard, chunky platform shoes — from boots to oxfords — are officially “IT.”
Archive hunters are now looking for any vintage Dior pieces. That’s probably because right now, there’s a love-hate relationship with modern Dior, so for a lot of people that means going back to the past and look for the pieces they liked then. Personally, I love my vintage Dior trench coat and the iconic Saddle Bag that I’ve had it for years. What defines the Saddle style is the fold-over flap, the curved shape at the bottom, and the “C.D.” logo hardware. These are the design elements that make this bag an interesting and timeless staple. Nearly every designer and retailer crafted their own version of the saddle bag. You can definitely afford the trend and actually have tons of great options to shop. There are even some good deals out there especially for vintage Dior!