Runways shows, street style photography, fashion magazines and TV shows are true sources of inspiration for me. My outfit of the day was heavily inspired by the 70's. Two weeks ago, I started to watch reruns of Charly's Angels and Starsky & Hutch. When I think about this fashion era, I automatically think about eye-catchinng colors, psychedelic and checkered prints, corduroy, striped shirts, crochet dresses, flared pants and double breasted suits. People were effortlessly chic for all occasions.
Thanks to old TV shows, I had a visual in mind. I just needed to find the right outfit. I heard about a vintage market on Instagram so I decided to go there and see what I could find. The two-day event took place in an hôtel particulier (private mansion built by an aristocrat) in Le Marais, 4th arrondissement of Paris. More than 80 emerging brands came to sell pieces from their vintage boutique.
I found an exhibitor (Dynasty Vintage) specialized in 70's and 80's fashion. I knew right away, I wouldn't leave empty-handed. The clothes were so colorful! I fell in love with this mint green top. The pointed collar was one of the biggest trends of the 70's. The vintage owner told me that all her clothes were imported from the United States and that she only selects deadstock.
I bought this striped top for 30 euros. It's more expensive than what I usually buy but honestly, I didn't mind. It's crazy to think that I'm wearing a top that's 50 years old!
Next, I found this dark green Bermuda shorts on Vinted, a European resale platform. I bought it for 8 euros to a woman who only sells vintage items. I accessorized my outfit with a white mini bag. It's actually a vintage pharmacy bag. It was very popular 25-30 years ago. Old people still use it today. I got it for 3 euros. Lastly, I opted for a pair of white sandals. They're comfortable and super easy-to-wear. I bought them last year for 16 euros (not thrifted).
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