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Raid Your Mother's Closet for these Epic Vintage Trends

on May 04, 2023

As the saying goes, "Everything old is new again." This rings especially true when it comes to fashion. Many vintage trends from past decades are making a comeback in 2023, and you might just find some of them in your Mum's closet.

Technology enables us to go back in time in uncanny ways, even if you don’t have a closet to raid, looking back at photos, magazines and any historical material of the time is the perfect way as old inspires the new.

Take a look at some of our favourite classic/vintage trends that seem to re-emerge time and time again in various remixed ways.

  1. Oversized blazers
    In the 80s, oversized blazers were a fashion staple. They were often paired with shoulder pads and worn over form-fitting dresses or high-waisted pants. Now, oversized blazers are back in style, but with a modern twist. They are often worn with more relaxed, casual outfits, such as a t-shirt and jeans.

  2. High-waisted jeans
    High-waisted jeans were popular in the 70s and 80s, and they are back in style in 2023. They are often worn with cropped tops or tucked-in shirts to show off the high waist. This trend is perfect for those who want to elongate their legs and show off their waistline.

  3. Silk scarves
    Silk scarves were a fashion accessory in the 50s and 60s. They were often worn around the neck or tied in the hair. In 2023, silk scarves are making a comeback, but with a modern twist. They are often worn as a belt or tied around a handbag for a pop of colour and pattern. Silk scarves are abundant in op shops and are effortlessly classic cool.
  4. Vintage shirts
    Vintage shirts only seem to increase in popularity and are the perfect piece for unisex dressing. They are often worn with high-waisted jeans or a skirt for a casual yet stylish look. We love the unique prints, fabrics and comfortable fit of these stylish pre-loved staples. In fact- we have a large selection of unique, pre-loved vintage shirts in a wide selection of sizes available on our website (including those pictured below!) Check it out now here, as they sell very quickly.

  5. Patchwork Fashion
    Sometimes inspiration can come in the most unlikely of places and your parent’s kitchen counter is the perfect place to start. We love this growing trend for its collage, DIY and cottage core vibe. Grab some linen placemats or tea towels and get creative with a pair of old denim. Remember- this look is characterised by its unique, one of a kind look, so there are no wrong turns when trying to bring patchwork to life.

  6. Flare pants
    If you thought that flare jeans were a thing of the past, think again! This retro style is making a comeback in 2023 and is quickly becoming a staple in every fashionista's wardrobe. You can find groovy and so much more in the world of pre-loved fashion.

In conclusion, your mum's closet might be a treasure trove of vintage fashion that's back in style. There is no such thing as a ‘fashion faux pas’, when the passage of time has proven that any style can be revitalised, remixed and reinspired for a new generation. The great thing about cyclical trends is that they pave way for a more sustainable outlook on fashion, where the lifecycle of an item may be extended, and old trends can be brought to new audiences, different sizes and new cultures.  

From high-waisted jeans to oversized blazers, maxi dresses to silk scarves, vintage t-shirts to fanny packs, there are many trendy pieces you can find in your mum's closet. So raid her wardrobe and add a touch of retro style to your outfit!

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