Vintage Shopping: Good For Your Wallet, Wardrobe & World
Vintage shopping is an art form in which neither Laura nor I are Matisse. At a stretch we are Picasso in his blue period, where everything just turns out the same and you realise that you now own seven pairs of light blue Levis cut-offs.
It can be a disheartening (and occasionally smelly) experience sifting through racks and racks of trash to find your treasure, but vintage clothes are worth the fight. The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world, and there is such an incredible surplus that even clothing donations are now being turned away. With that in mind, let’s not just assume we can keep buying more without hesitation.
Vintage clothes are also just bloody cool: one off items that bring that pizzazz to an otherwise uninspired wardrobe. Hopefully we can inspire you ourselves in the shoot below, which we put together with the help of The Bread And Butter Letter’s fabulous vintage wares, and Beka Hope’s photog skillllzzz.
We styled Laura (despite her initial resistance) in a mix of her normal clothes and one or two vintage pieces, so as to remain true to her style. Wearing vintage everyday doesn’t have to feel out of place. You can do it. And hit up the dumplings at Spicy House while you’re at it.
Love, Kim x
Photography by Beka Hope
Vintage Clothing from The Bread And Butter Letter
Styling + Art Direction by The Oh Nine
Modelled by Laura haha (she’s worth big $$$ now)