Despite the pandemic, or maybe because of it, there are certain S/S21 trends we’re especially looking forward to wearing. From what fashion designers presented, either on the runway or online during Fashion Week, they clearly want us to dress up again! And we can’t wait for it. So, we share here the vintage-inspired trends we’ll love to wear this year, and where to buy them online second-hand.
Why buy the trends we love online, in second-hand shops
There are three reasons why we’re enjoying to buy the trends we love online, in the best second-hand shops. Firstly, second-hand clothes are more affordable, which comes in very handy after the difficult year we all had. Secondly, it is a sustainable, eco-friendlier way to shop. And finally, because we find online in second-hand shops the original pieces that serve as inspiration for fashion’s latest trends we love to buy. For example, why buy an ’80s-inspired dress when you can have the real deal, a vintage dress from that era? If you too, like to hunt for vintage gems, check where online we found our little second-hand treasures and the trends we love.
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Peter Pan collars
Wide Peter Pan collars have been around for some time, and we still love them. Designers too, by the way. This is why this trend will keep going strong in the next seasons, and you can buy online some second-hand pieces to refresh your wardrobe. The wide collars frame your face nicely for Zoom meetings so you can never have enough Peter Pan shirts and dresses.
The vintage knitwear your grand-mother would wear is one of the trends that you can buy online in the best second-hand shops. Inspired by traditional Austrian cardigans, this trend is romantic and feminine. The typical granny knitwear comes with flowers or kitsch sceneries embroidered. If you find them with puffy sleeves, you hit the jackpot! One of the fashion labels that presented embroidered cardigans in its S/S 21 collection is Shrimps.
’80s Prom dress
Among the trends for spring/summer, this is the one we love the most because it is exactly what we need to shake off the gloomy 2020. Fashion designers as Molly Goddard and Michael Halpern, for example, designed joyful pieces with bright colours and lots of ruffles, puffy sleeves and statement tulle skirts. It is all about having fun! We searched online for second-hand vintage ’80s Prom dresses, one of the trends we’ll love to buy this year because of the exaggerated silhouettes and loud hues. We even found an original ’80s dress by Zandra Rhodes; the British designer Princess Diana loved to wear. Also, this bright pink dress with puffy sleeves that screams “Party” will bring a smile to your face.
Straw bags, a trend that comes back every spring
Straw bags take us immediately to happy times and sunny days, even in the darkest winter. This is why we can’t get enough of this trend and love to find the best raffia totes online, in second-hand shops where you can buy a few vintage ones for the price of one new.
Finally, here are my 7 addresses to buy Second-hand clothes online.
Title photo via Lucia Zolea.