Festival Season: Key Pieces.

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Festival season is upon us once again. That means: a years worth of saving going on tickets, the juggling act of planning an attempt to see all the bands and artists you want to see, digging out wellies that you pretty much only use for this one occasion, hunting down someone who is willing to drive and finally; a chance to show off some of your best and most outrageous festival outfits. 

Vintage clothing is a festival favourite, and for good reason. Patterns, different materials, embroidery, clashing colours and layering to the extreme is something that vintage clothing always has you covered on. Here are some of the coolest outfits to build around 4 key vintage pieces for festival season (with just a hint of practicality because hey, we gotta say it: stay safe). 

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 Levi's cut off 501 denim shorts are a festival staple, I think we can all agree on that. The way of t-shirts and jumpers is always enticing but matching the shorts with a 60s boho look, cotton embroidered shirt with a folky, colourful waistcoat gives your festival outfit an old school cool, and with a statement layer like this waistcoat all you need is a couple more shirts to pop underneath. 

Levi's cut off 501 denim shorts are a festival staple, I think we can all agree on that. The way of t-shirts and jumpers is always enticing but matching the shorts with a 60s boho look, cotton embroidered shirt with a folky, colourful waistcoat gives your festival outfit an old school cool, and with a statement layer like this waistcoat all you need is a couple more shirts to pop underneath. 

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 If you're going to take a tee with you to a festival make it something that can bring a pop of colour to any outfit. This bright blue Nike Air tee is the perfect pick, complementary to oranges, pinks and purples. Throw in a pair of light tartan shorts (with pockets), a rucksack for all those important bits and bobs: festival phone, hand sanitizer, dry shampoo and all. 

If you're going to take a tee with you to a festival make it something that can bring a pop of colour to any outfit. This bright blue Nike Air tee is the perfect pick, complementary to oranges, pinks and purples. Throw in a pair of light tartan shorts (with pockets), a rucksack for all those important bits and bobs: festival phone, hand sanitizer, dry shampoo and all. 

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 Outfits that translate from day to evening are important, our top tip? Layers are just the best. Here we suggest a cord shirt and a zip up fleece combo. 

Outfits that translate from day to evening are important, our top tip? Layers are just the best. Here we suggest a cord shirt and a zip up fleece combo. 

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 A windbreaker is not only a smart choice for festival packing but vintage 80s/90s windbreakers come in a plethora of colours to rival any style over substance jacket choice. Pair it with a thin pattern shirt and a pair of easy going straight leg jeans like these Lee beauties.  

A windbreaker is not only a smart choice for festival packing but vintage 80s/90s windbreakers come in a plethora of colours to rival any style over substance jacket choice. Pair it with a thin pattern shirt and a pair of easy going straight leg jeans like these Lee beauties.  

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 Coordination has no place in our festival book. Of course there is a line (stripes and tartan) but pattern on pattern is usually a sure winner for us. A fleece in the guise of a shirt is a great staple to take you from day time wrapped around your waist, to evening waiting for the next act to come on stage. Layer your fleece on top of a pattern shirt and a sports tee, a bandana to keep that unwashed hair out of your face and you are sorted from sunrise to sunset. 

Coordination has no place in our festival book. Of course there is a line (stripes and tartan) but pattern on pattern is usually a sure winner for us. A fleece in the guise of a shirt is a great staple to take you from day time wrapped around your waist, to evening waiting for the next act to come on stage. Layer your fleece on top of a pattern shirt and a sports tee, a bandana to keep that unwashed hair out of your face and you are sorted from sunrise to sunset. 







*All clothing an accessories featured in this post are from Dog & Bone Vintage. 

Written, photographed and styled by Bryony Porteous-Sebouhian.

Nike: Brands In Focus.

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Founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight and eventually branding itself as ‘Nike’ in 1971, this sportswear brand is not only now a household name, but an icon of fashion, pop culture and sport. 

From the release of their slogan ‘Just Do It’ in 1988, the brand that got its name from the Greek Goddess of victory, shows no signs of losing its victorious prominence in our culture. Collaborations with icons just as great as the brand itself, such as Michael Jordan and his famous ‘Nike Air Jordan’ or the 2012 and 2014 release of ‘Nike Air Yeezy’ with Kanye West have fixed Nike as one of the reigning brands that stands emblematic of status, subculture and trend. 

And it’s good news for vintage lovers, because as long as Nike keeps its mantle as one of the most successful sportswear brands in the world, there will always be some smashing staple vintage pieces of Nike clothing; even shoes! So here is our little shrine of favourites, praise Nike!

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 These 1990s Nike pieces make a statement outfit, but toned down with a simple pair of jeans and some neutral Nike trainers: hello brand coordinating at its finest. 

These 1990s Nike pieces make a statement outfit, but toned down with a simple pair of jeans and some neutral Nike trainers: hello brand coordinating at its finest. 

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 Something blue? A Nike NBA Jersey, classic sports jacket combo is versatile and bright. Pair with jeans, joggers, shorts in summer and while your on our Nike train, team the outfit up with some Nike Air Pegasus trainers. 

Something blue? A Nike NBA Jersey, classic sports jacket combo is versatile and bright. Pair with jeans, joggers, shorts in summer and while your on our Nike train, team the outfit up with some Nike Air Pegasus trainers. 

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 A Nike hoodie is a sportswear/streetwear staple. Not feeling the uber sports look? layer your hoodie with an ultra 90s, ultra cool, thick cord shirt and some Nike skating trainers: the perfect vintage outfit. 

A Nike hoodie is a sportswear/streetwear staple. Not feeling the uber sports look? layer your hoodie with an ultra 90s, ultra cool, thick cord shirt and some Nike skating trainers: the perfect vintage outfit. 





*All clothing and accessories featured in this post are from Dog & Bone Vintage. 

Written, photographed and Styled by Bryony Porteous-Sebouhian.

American Sportswear: Ranges In Focus.

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American sportswear, especially of the pro team variety: Chicago Bulls etc. has really risen to prominence over the past few years. Donned by models, fashion forward bloggers and celebrities alike, American sportswear seems to be here to stay. 

The bright colours, recognisable logos and with the inevitable connotation to 90s icons such as Michael Jordan, its no wonder we've seen American pro-team sports merch rocket into streetwear royalty - and we weren't about to miss out on that!

Here are some of our absolute faves, ultimate vintage finds and gems to satiate that American sportswear obsession. 
 

 A 1990s Pro Player Tennessee Vols Football Jacket, this extra special number is nothing but bold.

A 1990s Pro Player Tennessee Vols Football Jacket, this extra special number is nothing but bold.

 This 1990s New York Rangers Jersey/Sweater by Russel Athletic merges the outerwear feel of a jacket with the easy going nature of a sweater, and check out those colours!

This 1990s New York Rangers Jersey/Sweater by Russel Athletic merges the outerwear feel of a jacket with the easy going nature of a sweater, and check out those colours!

 A classic 1980s/90s Baseball Jersey by Function and Future for the St. Louis team. You can't go wrong with that detailing across the chest and on the arm.

A classic 1980s/90s Baseball Jersey by Function and Future for the St. Louis team. You can't go wrong with that detailing across the chest and on the arm.

 What would an American sportswear selection be without mention of the Super Bowl? This early 00s New York Giants Sweatshirt by Reebok for NFL is as versatile as it gets. 

What would an American sportswear selection be without mention of the Super Bowl? This early 00s New York Giants Sweatshirt by Reebok for NFL is as versatile as it gets. 

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 A Baseball Jacket is a must have, why not go for something super bright like this 1990s De Long New Orleans Zephyrs number. While you're piling on the sportswear you may as well top it off with a 1990s/00s pro team snapback/cap like these Chicago bulls and New York Rangers finds.

A Baseball Jacket is a must have, why not go for something super bright like this 1990s De Long New Orleans Zephyrs number. While you're piling on the sportswear you may as well top it off with a 1990s/00s pro team snapback/cap like these Chicago bulls and New York Rangers finds.








*All clothing and accessories featured in this post are from Dog & Bone Vintage. 

Written, photographed and styled by Bryony Porteous-Sebouhian

Wearing Vintage: Summer 2017.

Our Picks for Summer 2017.

Womenswear:

PINK.

Say goodbye to the old school, gendered idea of this colour, because this year, pink is the one. Dresses, blouses, two pieces, shirts, jackets; basically everything. A great way to wear pink with vintage clothing is the two piece. Whether you’re gracing the streets with a perfectly structured Jackie O’ knockout or a more wearable, jacket and skirt number, the two piece is one sure way to really stand out. A favourite shade seen on the runway is a faded dusky pink; vintage is perfect for this because guess what? Someone else has already wore it in for you!
A slightly more casual take on this pink trend could be pairing two shades of pink on top with some comfy light blue denim Levi's. Think: pastel pink blouse and a vintage silk scarf tied around the neck.

Menswear:

COLLEGE COOL.

An old favourite has found its way back into the spotlight this year: the rugby shirt. Pioneered back into fashion by independent brands such as LAZY OAFS, the rugby shirt is quickly becoming a cult favourite among streetwear lovers. Vintage rugby shirts come in a wealth of colours and still retain the detailing of rubber buttons for practicality. Pair with an ultra-American vintage Wrangler Denim jacket, you see a lot of light denim grabbing attention over summer so why not go for a darker blue dye? The darker blue really makes reds and yellows pop so don’t be afraid to go bright. Throw on some lazy 501’s, trainers and there you have it: the perfect 90s college cool kid.

Womenswear:

SPORTSWEAR.
 
The Spring/Summer runway for this year saw, colorful patterned nylon jackets, with blue being a recurring colour. This is a perfect excuse to invest in the brightest 90's shell suit jackets you can find. Pair it with a t-shirt, layer with a mesh sports tee on top, Levi 501 jeans and some funky trainers and you have the easiest and most affordable on trend outfit right there; vintage style.

For another take on this immensely popular sports trend, you can also look to 50’s America. A varsity style baseball jacket, bright t-shirt, rolled up dark 501’s with the added detail of a bandana round the neck screams cool girl at the school’s summer game.

Menswear:

SPORTSWEAR.
 
As with women's fashion, the sports trend has been inescapable. Whether it's been tracksuits or sweatshirts; sportswear has dominated. With menswear's Spring/Summer this trend continues, but it has taken a slightly more practical and technical turn. Lanvin went for hiking gear on the runway and a familiar sight for this season was the Windbreaker. Vintage sportswear is perfect for anyone wanting to try this trend, grab a classic 90's Adidas Windbreaker, purple is a good colour for this one and guess what? Purple suits everyone (scientifically proven trust me). Mirroring Sportswear in women's fashion, the more 90's the better.

Womenswear:

70s ACID FLORAL.

This combo is probably my favourite trend to appear on my summer trends radar. Balenciaga owned this look on the runway and is it ever perfect for vintage lovers! Make it your own with bright 60's and 70's vintage prints; if you're feeling daring this year: this is the trend for you. Layering and pairing patterns without fear is the best way to recreate this trend. To do it with vintage, grab yourself a pinafore style vintage 60s/70's dress with a mad, bright floral print on it and match it with an equally mad print blouse to wear underneath. Blues and pinks are my favourite duo for this. Feel slightly hesitant towards the pattern on pattern? Pair a 60s/70s print shirt or blouse with a simple block colour skirt.

Menswear:

ALL OUT 70s.

The 70s revival isn't confined to the realms of women's fashion this year. Rich colour palettes like burnt orange, deep browns, golden yellows, royal blues and maroons on loose fitting button down shirts are reappearing. Grab yourself the kind of shirt you can imagine Hendrix wearing on a Sunday afternoon, pair it with a bandana around the neck, a contrasting blazer or denim jacket (your choice): 70s suave.

    *All clothing and accessories featured in this post are from Dog & Bone Vintage.     Written, photographed and styled by Bryony Porteous-Sebouhian.

 

*All clothing and accessories featured in this post are from Dog & Bone Vintage.

 

Written, photographed and styled by Bryony Porteous-Sebouhian.