Killer Vintage Fashion Style
Now championed by celebrities, influencers and fashion fans alike, vintage clothing is no longer on the fringe of fashion. Driven by the push for sustainability as much as for style, 2020 has already embraced vintage fashion as the darling of the style set the world over. Meet the models, writers, bloggers and musicians who are championing the cause of vintage fashion.
Known for her exquisite bangs, and sense of humour, model and celebrity TV presenter Alexa Chung is fashion’s IT girl. Has been for quite some time now. Her style is versatile, changing from comfy and casual to red carpet ready in a heartbeat. Peter Pan collars, stiff denim, band tees and patent heels are all part of her repertoire. With a penchant for vintage clothing, she’s regularly seen sporting designer vintage brands and pairing them with her day-to-day looks.
Founder of fashion and lifestyle website Man Repeller, Leandra Medine knows a thing or two about vintage clothing. Not one to shy away from bold prints, bright colours and interesting cuts, Leandra documents her head-turning looks in Instagram mirror selfies. Her fun and feminine looks are often paired with independent designer brands.
Rising to fame at the ripe old age of 12, Tavi Gevinson is a writer, magazine editor and actress. The blogger behind Style Rookie and Rookie Mag, Tavi is best known for her eclectic and experimental style. Vintage clothing is deeply rooted in her DNA with her younger quirky looks also making effficient use of thrifted finds, DIY hacks and Etsy hunts. Back in 2012, she mused that she finds vintage clothing special because “there’s a pre-existing history for that item, whether you know it or not”.
UK vintage store owner Sara Louise has a few tricks up her (embroidered bell) sleeve. Waiste Vintage, her bricks-and-mortar and online store, is a curated destination for bohemian, 60s and 70s vintage clothing. This style transcends to her personal blogging attire – think autumnal colour palettes, flares and understated florals.
Drummer of fun indie-pop Fremantle band San Cisco, Scarlett Stevens is a self-proclaimed “vintage nut”. She pulls off the effortless cool girl look with ease, whether that be when she is wearing pastel and flirty dresses paired with oversized leather biker jackets or modelling for fashion magazines.
Melbourne based Iona MacLean has crammed vintage clothing into every nook and cranny in her life. She’s a content creator, writer, photographer, model and owner of her own online vintage store. Iona personally sources each piece and $1 of each sale is donated to the Fashion Revolution movement. Her personal style is minimalistic and focused on quality over quantity. A must for those curious about starting a capsule wardrobe.