3 autumn trend pieces that you’re better off getting vintage 3 weeks ago

3 autumn trend pieces that you’re better off getting vintage

Anyone else buzzing for autumn clothes?

Somehow, it's September and time for a wardrobe refresh. With sunny afternoons giving away to cooler evenings, we'll be picking up a few new bits and bobs - just not from the usual high street spots.

A new season is the perfect opportunity to try out vintage fashion if you never have before.

Daunted? Don't be. Shopping second-hand might take some getting used to but it's beyond worth it, not just for the planet but also for the amazing, one-of-a-kind finds you'll come out with.

Here are three major trends that you'll be happy you got vintage rather than brand new.

 

70s-style leather jacket

 

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Give your leather biker jacket a break this season and pick up some outerwear that wouldn’t look out of place in a retro cop movie.

All the high street stores are awash with 70s-esque leather and faux-leather blazers right now but we guarantee you’ll find the real thing (much nicer, less plastic-y looking) in vintage stores and on sites like Depop.

 

Oversized shirts

 

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Masculine tailoring in women’s fashion isn’t going anywhere so if you haven already, it’s time to buy a big button-up. Whether it’s a grungy flannel or a crisp white shirt you’re after, the men’s section in any decent vintage store should have plenty of options.

 

Shoulder bag

 

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If early 2000s fashion is your thing, we’re sure you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect shoulder bag this year.

This is where your local second-hand shop will come in handy. Though certain pieces are easier to find in dedicated vintage stores, charity shops tend to be full of fun pre-loved bags that’ll cost you a few euro at most.