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5 SS20 pieces I’ve got my eye on (and where to buy them vintage)


By Erin Lindsay
14th May 2020
5 SS20 pieces I’ve got my eye on (and where to buy them vintage)

If you’re trying to swap fast fashion for second-hand wonders, it’s not hard to find this summer’s best pieces on vintage sites


If you’ve slowed down your fast fashion habits during lockdown, and are focusing on investment and considered shopping when it comes to fashion, we salute you. It can be hard to push past the allure of the fast fashion beast, but when you look around at the other options out there, it can actually be a lot more fun and rewarding to opt for second-hand, and score a piece that no one else will have.

After your extended break from shopping, you may be on the lookout for some new pieces to elevate your wardrobe for summer. As always, we don’t advise jumping onto the next trend bandwagon you see — timeless pieces, that will come around again and again, are the best investment of your money. And luckily, much of SS20’s offerings are pieces we’ve seen crop up over and over.

But don’t just run to the next high street store to grab them — vintage and second-hand treasures are increasingly available online, especially recently, and you will find beautiful, elevated options of the pieces you have had your eye on. Opt for vintage, and save the guilt, and the heart-sinking moment of spotting someone in the same outfit.

Prairie dresses

High street

Selected Femme denim prairie maxi dress, now €91.25 from ASOS

Vintage

1970s blue midi prairie dress, size 10, €26.68 available from Etsy

Embroidered cardigans

High street

Embroidered sweater with ruffles, €49.95 from Zara

Vintage

Austrian wool cardigan with pink flowers, size 8, €294 approx. from Sigrid Maria

Waistcoats

High street

Linen blend waistcoat, €39.99 from Mango

Vintage

 

1990’s leafy print waistcoat, size M, €34 approx. from Beyond Retro

Oversized collar blouses

High street

Ruffle collar blouse, €25 from Monki

Vintage

Austrian blouse, €69 from Imparfaite

70’s florals

High street

Willow Green Floral Print Angel Sleeve Mini Dress, now €34 from Topshop

Vintage

Vintage 70s Yellow & Orange Floral Bell Sleeve Top and Flared Trouser Set, €109.08 on Etsy