Etsy finds: eco-friendly vintage style

Vintage is one of those words that just oozes cool. Even if I had no idea what it meant, I would like it. It’s like besotted and resplendent. They all just sound awesome. No? Just me? OK then. Let’s move right along. 😉

Vintage is awesome. It’s especially awesome right now, when everything seems new again. Whether you’re into Audrey Hepburn style (A-line skirts, skinny pants, classic stripes), bohemian 70s style (peasant blouses and long flowing skirts) or 90s grunge (floral dresses, flannel and over-sized cardigans), you can find something old that looks incredibly current.

You can even go a little crazy and mix them all together for vintage style that’s all your own: a flowy maxi skirt paired with a striped shirt (neon if you want to add some 80s in) and a big, cozy cardigan. The possibilities are endless and kind to both your wallet and the environment.

Buying vintage (especially locally) is oh-so eco-friendly. Not only are you keeping things out of landfills, but you’re not using new resources–you’re reusing old ones. Perfect retail therapy on Earth Day (or any day for that matter), if you ask me.

Take a look at some of the fab pieces that are available on Etsy right now…
Etsy finds: eco-friendly  vintage style

Skinny and Bernie vintage southwestern cardigan :: Lush Love Lita vintage peplum peasant blouse :Lush Love Lita vintage cobalt pencil skirt :: Continual vintage pleated skirt  :: Reinvintage vintage necklace :: 13bees vintage striped sweater :: 1919 Vintage scarf :: 1919 Vintage oxfords

Yeah, I’ll take one of each.

I love that you can mix and match these pieces and–regardless of what decade they’re from–look very now and very fashionable. I really need to start putting my money where my big fat mouth is and shop vintage more often.

Do you shop vintage? Do you have any tips or tricks on how to score awesome pieces without spending your life savings?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.