The unlikely place to find style inspiration
If you're not following these vintage fashion Instagram accounts, you're missing out.
Much of the Internet is devoted to providing us with style inspiration. Who among us hasn’t turned to the blogosphere, or the up-to-the-minute coverage of everything Bella Hadid has ever worn for some new ideas (and a crash course in the coolest brands of the moment)? But there’s one facet of the world wide web that’s currently overlooked as an authentic, truly inspiring source: vintage sellers on Instagram. Whether a brick-and-mortar shop that advertises its wares on the social network, or an online-only operation, plenty of vintage boutiques are styling their pieces in cool, copy-worthy ways. And it just so happens that much of what’s trending in fashion right now (block heel mules, high-waist denim and ruffled blouses) features prominently on these accounts. Below is an edit of our faves—and you can DM most of them to buy something you like.
This Brooklyn vintage store has a killer feed of loose, feminine blouses paired with sturdy denim.
Na Nin Vintage
A scroll through this online shop’s feed will inform your next vacation wardrobe: Men’s button-downs knotted at the waist, market bags and dreamy day dresses.
This Etsy shop curates its posts with extra attention to jewellery, because an outfit isn’t complete without a pair of silver door-knockers.
This profile of the Toronto boutique stocking all things ’90s is basically an ode to pastels.
The Vintage Edit
This account reposts the best pieces from around the web—think of it as the greatest hits of Instagram vintage.
This Parisian vintage store stocks items that could easily replace the fast fashion pieces in your wardrobe. The owners source clothes to look like they could be part of one cohesive collection (even though everything already exists) and you wouldn’t know the items were vintage just by looking at them. But we had you at Parisian, didn’t we?