I've always been a fan of vintage clothing, but in the last few years, it feels like it's kind of dried up in Newcastle. As an old fan of Nasty Gal, of course I succumbed to the Netflix series, and I have to admit, it left me feeling a bit sad about the whole vintage scene. Where there was quirky little treasure troves, brimming with pieces waiting to be discovered, there's now gift shops and restaurants. And other than the tiny little store here and there, there's no one really trying to revive the scene. That is until I stumbled on Trendlistr, and in doing so, found this beautiful vintage Givenchy scarf.
Now vintage shopping isn't usually something I venture into much online, but given the lack of physical stores, and Trendlistr's hoards of goodies, I think I'm a convert. If you're imagining hundreds of listings for garishly patterned 80s gear, think again. Trendlistr is vintage reimagined for the modern world. Each piece forms part of their carefully curated stock and would fit perfectly in anyone's day to day wardrobe. There's plenty of wardrobe staples alongside some unique pieces that let you add a little retro flair and colour, and get a little more creative with your style.
What I love about vintage is that other than haute couture, it really is the only place where you can find a piece that is truly unique and one of a kind. I love the history that's attached to each piece and the craftsmanship that went into making a garment in bygone days. They seriously don't make them like they used to...
Just before my trip to Tuscany, I was having a bit of a wardrobe panic. I had my outfits pretty much all sorted but it still felt like something was missing. I've been trying to make an effort not to buy a load of new clothes, so I thought rather than adding to my outfits, why not find a little something to accessorise them with? At £75, I wouldn't say the scarf was cheap. But for a vintage silk Givenchy print, personally I thought it was a steal!
If you're not sure about vintage fashion, a silk scarf can be a great piece to start your collection. It's an easy way to dip your toe in the water, so to speak, without committing to a full outfit. Plus it'll blend seamlessly with your existing wardrobe.
The abstract print and warm purple and red tones make it perfect when accessorised with a tan. I found that it goes with pretty much any outfit - tied around a bag for a little pop of colour or worn as a headscarf when you're exploring the baking streets of a hot city. It's such an easy piece to add. I've worn it now countless times with plain or more patterned outfits, either letting the scarf serve as my accent piece or clashing it with whatever I'm wearing. It's safe to say, I'm a little bit in love so I'm sure this is a piece you'll be seeing more of soon.