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Sep 3, 2015

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

By: Nezariel Scott

Author: Elle Canada

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Sep 3, 2015

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

By: Nezariel Scott

 

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Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Retro dresses

What: Retro dresses The reason: Why buy retro-inspired items when you can get the real deal? Vintage shops offer an endless selection of pre-loved dresses, which are affordable and on-trend. In need of style inspo? Take a look at Dita Von Teese's wardrobe. READ MORE: Find out if fashion's lost its marbles

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/dressnoevil Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: One-piece swimsuits

What:  One-piece swimsuits The reason: Okay. We get it. Shopping used swimwear sounds iffy but it can be worth it. Vintage one-pieces often come in far more unique patterns and silhouettes with an authentic retro flare. And, lots have never been worn before. READ MORE: 15 pieces that are too cool to be kitschy

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/mercyvintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Denim shorts

What: Denim shorts The reason: Cut-offs for less will help you stick to your budget. Old school Levi’s can be found at your local Value Village for less than $20. READ MORE: How to add a little vintage charm to your wardrobe

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/goodstyleshop Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Leather

What: Leather The reason: Leather only gets better with time. Buying a vintage biker jacket that's already worn-in is bad to the bone. READ MORE: 5 ways to get away with sneakers at the office

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/ltrainvintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Florals

What: Florals The reason: Catwalks can't get enough of florals, so you need to stock up. Buying your flowers vintage guarantees nobody else will have the same dainty patterns you do. READ MORE: Where to shop in Montreal

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/adoredvintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Oversized knits

What: Oversized knits The reason: Sweater weather’s the best weather. Get amped for fall with cozy knits for unbeatable prices by buying them at your local thrift store. The bigger the better, because what else are you going to wear with this season's thigh-high boots? READ MORE: Inspiring Pinterest accounts we love

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/waiste_vintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Glamour

What: Glamour   The reason: Embellishments, sequins and glitter can be tricky to pull off. Head to the vintage racks to browse for your party attire–you'll often find original flapper dresses and Old Hollywood classics. It's never been easier to look like Rita Hayworth. READ MORE: Consider these fashion myths officially busted

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/allencompany Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Skirts

What: Skirts The reason: Expand your skirt collection with quirky, fun patterns that can only be found by shopping vintage. Looking for rainbow gingham? No problem. READ MORE: How to make lingerie a part of your daytime look

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/rokitvintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Band tees

What: Band tees The reason: Rock on with a throwback band tee. It'll instantly make you feel cooler than Joan Jett. And she's pretty cool. READ MORE: Yes, you can wear a T-shirt to work

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/feathersboutiquevintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Statement pieces

What: Statement pieces The reason: Say 'no' to boring prints. Stay fresh, instead, with pieces so kitschy people will wonder if you made them yourself. READ MORE: 10 luxe items to splurge on after a breakup

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/charmschoolvintage Credits: ELLE Canada

Key fashion pieces you should always buy vintage

What to buy vintage: Denim overalls

What: Denim overalls The reason: Every girl needs a pair of denim overalls (and not just cowgirls). Step away from the pricier pair you just saw online and go thrifting, ladies. There's never a shortage at vintage stores, which means you won't have to search for long.  READ MORE: Where to shop in Toronto

By: Nezariel Scott Source: Instagram.com/outpost_vintage Credits: ELLE Canada
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