On this past lovli-est of Sunday evenings whilst grocery shopping I picked up a glossy and flipped through the pages after what felt like years. Lucky's newest issue features a print-dress-clash-wearing Dakota Fanning on the cover. A Fanning who would later get fashion advice from the check-out lady as to how to wear prints: "If you do a print on top, you should do a solid on the bottom." The ever daring print clashing trend is one of real controversy. It has been around for ages now, and in-line with many other 'classic trends,' have yet to find their grave.
While flipping the editorials which featured street-stylers from the likes of Chiara Ferragni, to Susie Lau, and of course my personal favorite, Tamu McPherson. Though, I couldn't help but notice that much of the fashion advice was, well, the same. Colorblocked hues, jewel tones, Chelsea boots and the ever-popular talks on minimalism and sporty chic. These topics are really nothing new, and though this reoccurring conversation of trends may seem boring to some, to me it shows a bit of loyalty in an otherwise fleeting industry. Though I can appreciate fashion's loyalty to what I deem "classic trends," I must admit, it was rather refreshing to come across a brand challenging the very same.
A few days back a friend of mine told me about Spectrum Resale, a brand that sources nifty vintage pieces for redistribution on their store's website. I checked out the store and was rather impressed by the collection of clothes in their online closet. A floral bomber jacket, fringe vest, geometric-lemon maxi, and well-structured chambray are just a few items on the site that caught my eye. What makes these items enticing is not only that they are vintage (inexpensive) and unique, but that most of these pieces can function as potential basics, basics which can then add an interesting twist on theses "classic trends highlighted in the September issue of Lucky. I'm excited to see this brand grow and evolve into the competing market which is at an all-time low for appreciating good vintage.
Spectrum is an eclectic marketplace bringing you handpicked vintage and gently used clothes in a spectrum of styles. Items are hand picked by the owners, Sarah Hoffman and Ariana Cooper to ensure quality and originality. The two started this business to encourage others to reuse what already exists so we can reduce our textile waste. Not only does each item bring us closer to reducing waste, but closer to our past and to discover our roots through fashion.
Check out their selections here: Spectrum Resale