Our Picks for Summer 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.