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Why You Should Buy More Vintage

Nicole Couch

Here are a few reasons why we think you should buy more vintage.

 

 

When you buy vintage, you're buying clothes that are unique or rare. This means that you're chances of matching anyone else is highly unlikely.

 

 

Most of the clothing in today's fast fashion chain stores are made of cheap materials to save on costs. Contrarily, most vintage items were created with more attention to detail & prove their higher quality by withstanding the test of time.

 

 

Because big fashion retailers decide to skip costs and use cheaper materials, their mass produced clothing items are more likely to be damaged, broken or go out of style quicker than their vintage counterparts. So why not spend a little extra to get something that lasts?

 

 

Many times newer trends are just old trends reinvented. By buying vintage you're basically buying the 'real thing'...the clothes that were cool BEFORE it was cool. Tell that to your trendy friends...

 

 

Wearing vintage ensures that you'll have your own unique look. Since it's not something displayed in store windows anymore, you really have stylistic freedom and can get creative with it however you want.

 

 

Buying Vintage = Recycling = Saving the Planet. 

It is estimated that the world is consuming 400% more clothing than we did just 20 years ago (Livia Firth, The True Cost). So step up and do your part! Keep trendy vintage in rotation.

 

 

Lastly,

You're unique, beautiful and rare. There is no one quite like you. So don't buy clothes that disguise that! Invest in clothes that understand what it's like to be one-of-a-kind.

5 Easy Street Style Trends

Nicole Couch

Do you ever go on sites like Instagram or Pinterest to get style inspiration? Did you know that recreating those looks can be simple and easy?

No joke.

CHC Vintage offers a variety of unique pieces on Etsy that can be styled to fit any of today's hottest trends! Don't miss out. Once the items are gone, they're gone!

 

 

Day to Night Lingere

Comparable Looks by CHC Vintage:

 

 

Office Chic

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Bohemian / Festival Style

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90's Throwback

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Shimmery Showstopper

Comparable Looks by CHC Vintage:

 

 

Whatever style you're going for, make sure to stop by CHC Vintage on Etsy for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces like these!

 

Click on the logo below to be redirected to CHC Vintage on Etsy!

10 Products You Didn't Know Existed

Nicole Couch

Here are some actual products for sale that seem just a little bit too "extra"...

 

1.) The Cat Scratching DJ Deck

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YR6EK8?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C4%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

For cats destined to scratch out those sick beats.

 

 

2.) Chicken-shaped Novelty Soap

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1QALNT?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C21%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

With fragrance options of coconut creme or cotton candy, if you weren't already enticed.

 

 

3.) The PetPeek Fence Window

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHBJPHA?tag=bfbetsy-20&ascsubtag=4444699%2C16%2C26%2Cd%2C0%2C0%2Cgoogle.com%2C0%3A0

So your dog can alert you when the neighbors are having a BBQ without you.

 

 

4.) Pizza Scissors

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07211GKFM?psc=1

These actually seem kind of practical. What's your say, pizza-lovers?

 

 

5.) Duck Bill Muzzle for Dogs

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

http://www.boredpanda.com/quack-duck-billed-muzzle-for-dogs/

It's cute, but why...?

 

 

6.) The Baby Mop Onesie

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226731/Now-baby-help-housework-hilarious-floor-mop-babygro-goes-sale.html

I mean...the baby will be crawling around anyways, right?

 

 

7.) The Roller Buggy

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

http://www.boredpanda.com/roller-buggy-baby-stroller-and-scooter-hybrid/

The perfect baby stroller/scooter hybrid for busy moms on the go!

 

 

8.) A Sleeping Bag with Arms & Legs

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sac-Large-Blue-Summit/dp/B0727NFZ3M/ref=pd_sbs_200_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=QDWFG7G2ES1S43H6GT9S

Perfect for...sleep walkers?

 

 

9.) Din-Ink Pen Utensil Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QY5VA0/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=bp09b-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B004QY5VA0&adid=1VX618KPEHDDSZTZ7CPJ&

Forgot eating utensils again? No problem, just find some pens! 

 

 

10.) The All American Headband Wig for Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

https://www.amazon.com/Mullet-On-The-Go-American/dp/B00IJ0RDGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497653034&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dog+mullet+wig

The only "mullet for your mutt". Just in time for July 4th!

Tips for Styling Vintage Clothing into Modern Looks

Nicole Couch

Have you ever passed up on cool vintage pieces because you didn't know how to incorporate them into your modern wardrobe? Well this article is here to help! Here are 5 tips for styling vintage clothes into everyday looks.

 

 

1.) Mix & Match

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/218917231866293801/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/218917231866293801/

You don't have to wear vintage head-to-toe! Mix in one or two vintage pieces (ex. a vintage dress & necklace, a vintage blouse and ring) but modernize it by using trendy pieces for the rest. Think: cardigans, leggings, sweaters, and jeans (basic pieces that can be layered over or under).

 

 

2.) Modern Accessories

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955424839491/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955424839491/

You can make any vintage piece feel modern again by adding trendy accessories. Try a fashionable handbag, a cool belt, your favorite heels or a stylish fedora.

 

 

3.) Contemporary Hair

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628893646516/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179299628893646516/

You can rock vintage while also wearing your everyday hair style. Just because you're wearing clothing from a certain era doesn't mean you have to look like that era. Bring the look into the 21st century by adding your own personalized touches and keeping your hair simple.

 

 

4.) Mix & Match Eras

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

Mixing clothing from different time periods has a way of looking very cool and trendy. Wearing vintage from only one era can oftentimes look costume-y or like you're trying to live in that era. If you incorporate looks from different time periods you're more likely to blend in and look fashion-forward.

 

 

5.) Be Comfortable

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-style-outfits/?lp=true

This is probably the most important tip. If you don't feel comfortable in an outfit you'll probably look uncomfortable to others. Make sure to style the vintage pieces in a way that makes you feel happy and natural.

 

 

We hope these styling tips help and encourage you to add more vintage into your everyday look!

Relatable Fashion Gifs

Nicole Couch

Here is a collection of GIFS that basically sum up the life of a fashion lover

 

 

1.) You never have anything to wear, even though your closet begs to differ

 

 

2.) When people ask you if you want to go workout

 

 

3.) When you see full-on pajamas in public

 

 

4.) Your favorite store happens to have a huge sale the day you go in

 

 

5.) When you really didn't need to buy anything but justify it anyway

 

 

6.) When co-workers tell you you look nice

 

 

7.) When you qualify for free shipping

 

 

8.) When you're waiting to be asked if you're a member of the store's loyalty program

 

 

9.) In the fitting room when the outfit works

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10.) Getting asked why you care so much about fashion