25.5.11

80s Thrift Finds for Summer

As you all know, I am doing my Vintage Fashion Fair every month and love to find suitable pieces for my stall. It is very tempting to keep pieces myself but generally I am good and have been putting things I find aside to sell.

However, I've been coveting an item of vintage Liberty of London for a long time now and when I found these, it was two finds in one for me-floral shorts and vintage Liberty.

They are typical 80s design, long line and high waisted and I think they'll prove versatile as I would also wear them rolled up. I would welcome styling suggestions too, as I don't want too much of a typical vintage or typical girly look when I wear them.

Another fab 80s find for me was this neon green Hunza stretch skirt, which is a lot more vibrant and colourful and neon-y than the photo shows!!

I loved Hunza back in the day, I had bodycon dresses and a gorgeous 2 piece skirt suit sourced from a boutique in the Roman Road market in East London - I still wish I 'd kept all my pieces, but gave them away when the boys were young. So when I find their pieces now, I'll try and make them wearable for me.
Again, style tips most appreciated, I think I may go for a grey or black tee, denim or leather jacket and flats-maybe cowboy boots.

I love finding vintage or retro dresses, but its great to find separates so you can incorporate them easier into a modern looking outfit.

What has been your recent favourite thrift find?

32 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh, great finds! If it were me I'd wear those pretty shorts with a white vest, denim waistcoat, a big chunky leather belt and some tan gladiator sandals or Converses. I bet they'll look gorgeous on your fab figure. xxx

Clairejustine said...

oh i like the shorts so different :)

Couture said...

The Hunza skirt is so beautiful! It would also look great (and a bit Jill Sander) to wear it with a white tee.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, I had a few Hunza dresses back in the day.

Love the Liberty print shorts! Hope you're good xx

Ofelia said...

Great finds and both items have a lovely shade of green.
However that green Hunza skirt is taking back to many club hopping and parties popping days!!!!

jess said...

I love the print on the shorts is great. My favorite thrift find is this bright green coat from the 60s I got for $5.

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh lovely, both. I'd wear the shorts with a white vest top and sharp blazer so the floral was contrasted with tailoring xx

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

the shorts are so stunning, really a lovely liberty garnment :) love the print, the cut and the colours!

WendyB said...

I like that seafoam green!

Louise said...

Gorgeous shorts. You must've been elated to find those. I'd probaby wear them with a simple vest top and some rough looking work type boots just to shake the whole look up a bit. Well done on your finds. X

Rachel - Firebird said...

I do love that skirt a lot. You always find such wonderful stuff. I think I'd also go for a white vest top. I'd probably wear some sort of chunky jewellery with it.

And thanks for the comment, I am 90% sure I am going for the fringe next Tuesday. Ahhhh!

janettaylor said...

Love the second one!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh no, I couldn't part from the floral Liberty trousers either. Great find! Personally I think a worn-looking, loose white t-shirt and some sandals would make the look complete.
xo

Lee Oliveira said...

I love, love the shorts.. so unique..
Lee x

Kezzie said...

I love the liberty shorts! Liberty prints always remind me of William Morris wallpaper which I really like! Almost bought a vintage skirt with a similar print last Saturday!

Savvy Gal said...

i like the second skirt. I would wear a fitted white top with the skirt.

CameronPoe2409 said...

Lovely pieces for your collection, I'd match them with a simple nude tee shirt or tank top. xx

lunarossa said...

Great items, as usual. You've got great taste. I still think you should have sell your items online as well, maybe having an ebay shop or advertise a few pieces here. Have a great weekend. Ciao. A.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Such wonderful finds. I love the shorts. Unfortunately, Mumbai isn't the place for Vintage buys. hopefully, a trip abroad is on cards soon. Will surely ask you for some tips on Vintage buying.

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Lovely finds Sharon! I love anything Liberty print. I'd style the green skirt with a white shirt knotted at the waist and tan sandals. xx

Anusha said...

Fabulous finds! Don't you hate it when you just give away stuff, only to regret it bit-time later on? I've done that so much I just hold onto my vintage clothes nowadays, lol!

Tea For Two said...

I love both of these pieces. I can't imagine the discipline it takes to refrain from keeping everything for yourself!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I think vintage vixen has got the styling idea spot on! A great find there.

Perdita said...

Fab shorts. I would also pair them with tan leather and denim!

Haute World said...

Great finds! You really can't go wrong with a Liberty print - so timeless and classic. Love the color of the bodycon skirt!

vint junky said...

You're a true magpie! What an amazing find.

Yup, i'm with vix on the shorts. And i'd love to see the minty green skirt colour blocked, with a pink or orange too

xxx

Make Do Style said...

Lovely finds xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everybody-your comments are fabulous and very much appreciated, I've really taken on board the styling advice too-thanks very much to you all and watch this space!! xxx

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, what beautiful & unusual print!
Excellent finds. I do adore vintage fancies;-)

Please may I? said...

What fantastic finds. I am sure will style them perfectly.

X x

poca said...

SUPER finds!!! I love that Mint green Hunza skirt so pass it over when you are done. Im SOLD!

Anywho, I just found this amazing cream thigh high slit skirt I'm in love with (see my blog http://www.stylespotrun.com/2011/06/white-night-thigh-high-slits.html)

xoxo,
Poca
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