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Why We Keep Going Back To Vintage Self Discovery

Vintage is making a comeback – again. We see it in Forever 21’s latest collection; Bardot dresses seem to be the new LBD; and, not forgetting, mom jeans!

If you are new to vintage fashion, have no fear. There are a couple of boutiques in Singapore where you can shop for some classic looks. Go further into the lifestyle by collecting memorabilia like gramophones, or joining Swing Singapore to groove like your grandparents did! Vintage never dies and these are the reasons why we keep reviving this good ol’ trend:

Fashion

Big fashion retailers mass produce the recent trends and follow the upcoming season’s must-have looks. The result: everything on the shelf of any store looks quite similar. Which is why a lot of people are turning to alternative options like indie shops with their only-piece apparel. Vintage pieces are less commercialised and, not to mention, way more unique. A conversation with a vintage enthusiast led me to realise that a lot of today’s trends take cues from the past. Fashion moves in a cycle, so we might as well invest in vintage key pieces.

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Lifestyle

There’s something about the ’20s and ’50s that evoke a sense of nostalgia – yes, even to the lot of us who did not live through those eras. It was wholesome; people recycled their glass bottles, and home-cooked dinners was commonplace.

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And can we talk about dating in the ’40s? Dinner followed by dancing was considered romantic. Of course, everyone back then knew how to dance – actual dancing, not just twerking.

This article is an excerpt from ZALORA Community. For the full article, click here


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