Vintage clothes are not only fun, but they’re also good for the environment. Anytime you can buy preowned, that’s one less item that will end up in the trash. We’ve taken a look at online vintage retailer, Rusty Zipper, which has a gorgeous election of vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories, and have chosen our favorite from each decade starting in the 1950s through the 1990s. We hope you enjoy this little blast from the past and become inspired to try out some vintage finds of your own.
Our picks for the ’50s are definitely nifty, so bust out your dancing shoes and crank the rock and roll music while we go over our picks for the decade. Starting from left to right, the first item on our list is the adorable authentic retro wrap dress from the 1950s that would look perfect with a pair of espadrille wedges for the summer. The checked plaid skirt that’s next in line could work for a casual outing, or with a blouse at the office. We’ve also thrown in a sweet sparkly clutch and flower brooch as accessories. And we are totally loving the blue checked shorts and sheer top – wear them together or separately for a super cool vintage look.
If you’re in the mood to channel some “Mad Men” minus the sexism, then we have several pieces that are totally groovy, baby. Starting from left to right we’ve chosen a cute as a button faux fur leopard clutch that will add a sweet ’60s vibe to modern day or vintage outfits. The blue cotton romper jumpsuit looks akin to something we might buy in today’s stores, and the yellow bell bottoms with embroidered bow stitch detail would look absolutely adorable with a white crop top. Next is the art deco-like handbag that looks surprisingly contemporary, and it’s alongside a great mod vintage ’50s mini dress. Wear this cutie with pair of sandals for a sweet springtime outfit.
The swinging ’70s brought lots of liberation and along with it some seriously bold patterns, colors, and a whole lotta polyester. Starting from left to right is a western shirt with hippie influences thanks to the bright colors and cute woodland images, like a forest snail and mushroom. The navy and white stripe shorts look like something you’d find in the stores today and would lend a modern vibe, something you might need if paired with those pink earrings. In the middle you’ll find a maxi house robe that’s far out and leaning a little toward the psychedelic side of things. And finally, we’ve chosen a sweet little handbag with matching change purse and a navy blue ric-rac mini dress that would look great with a pair of platform shoes.
Neons, acid washes, and shoulder pads, oh my! The ’80s may be a period in fashion history that you’d prefer to forget, but we’re not letting you get away that easily. Starting from left to right we have the infamous skort in red alongside a straw purse embellished with flowers. Although overalls made a comeback for a short time, this set is definitely a blast from the stone washed past. And finally, the oversized envelope clutch is the perfect pairing with the velour look sweater and abstract print designer pants.
As if grunge, skinny brows, and dark lipstick weren’t enough, we’re here to hit you with a dose of “Saved by the Bell” and “90210” inspired fashion you won’t soon forget. And if you’re more shocked to learn that the ’90s is now classified as having vintage clothes, you’re definitely not alone. Starting from left to right is the – you know you wore one so don’t deny it – fanny pack, alongside a denim vest, hot pink pants, and authentic vintage Nike sneakers.
Ideally, we recommend separating these pieces and pairing them with something modern in order to channel the ’90s without looking like you’re stuck in a time warp. With that said, we couldn’t help but include this tie dye t-shirt, “Half Baked” style, and these killer high waist shorts from Bongo, which would actually work with the right tops and shoes. Lastly, we’ve chosen this cross body bag from Avon that would add just the right amount of neutral kitsch to any outfit.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of vintage clothes. Is there anything from our post that you would wear? Anything you’d rather avoid? Let us know what you think on the EcoSalon Facebook page!
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