If there is one thing that trendsetters have in mind, it is that they want to look unique. I know many people whose worst nightmare is showing up at a party (or any gig for that matter) and finding another girl wearing the same exact same dress. Wake me up!!!
That is why I love going for the vintage look. The idea behind vintage is that while you get that unmistakable aura of something coming from a time before now, you tend to get pieces that are not likely to have been replicated, right?
Well think again. I would be the first to admit that the chances of finding two similar (or maybe even the same!) items of vintage clothing are quite high. Sad to say, vintage clothing is not always one of a kind.
But what if you really have this thing going on for vintage? Should the chances of bumping into someone else wearing the same dress put you off?
My answer’s a definite no! Instead, why not follow this tip from Mary Kincaid of Style Hive? She suggests going for hand-painted vintage clothing, for the very reason I have outline above:
Let’s not kid ourselves…not every piece of vintage clothing we see is totally unique. When you’ve been buying and wearing vintage clothing as long as I have, you occasionally find yourself shopping the thrifts or online sites and seeing something very familiar. It takes just a moment and then you realize you either have the exact same item in your own closet or you’ve sold it in the past. And I’m always surprised how frequently this actually happens. So that’s why I’m a complete sucker for any hand-painted vintage pieces–each one is totally unique. And there’s something very special about wearing a custom-made piece that exhibits someone’s artistry.
Indeed, hand-painted anything normally offers that one of a kind look that many of us look for. Start your hunt now!