How To Vintage Shop For Spring 2015

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The rise of retro-inspired style makes a major case for skipping your next fast-fashion haul and opting to hit up a vintage store instead. Though some pieces from decades past can be tricky (dated fabric, wacky sizing, etc.), strategically selecting what you hunt for could yield a major, era-authentic score to rock this spring. Follow this guide and who knows—thrift stores and estate sales might just become your new favorite shopping destinations.

Item To Scout: Button-Front Skirts

A-line mini or midi skirts rendered in denim, leather or suede are a must-have this spring. Bonus points if you can scout a pair with cool button-front detailing.

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Item To Scout: Overalls

Chances are your local vintage store has at least one great pair of worn-in denim dungarees. Select a pair that's slightly relaxed and roomy, but not so oversized that you're drowning in the look.

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Item To Scout: Fringe Anything

Incorporating fringe detail into your wardrobe is the easiest way to tap into the '70s trend. We love it on handbags, skirts and outerwear alike.

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Item To Scout: Suede Outerwear

A fresh alternative to a black leather jacket, look for suede pieces in a camel or jewel-toned hue to add into your outerwear rotation.

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Item To Scout: Graphic Tees

There's nothing better than a perfectly soft, lived-in tee. Seek out options with funky slogans and graphics to add to your collection—the quirkier the better.

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Item To Scout: Crochet/Open-Weave Dresses

An optic white LCD (little crochet dress) is an essential piece for festival season in particular—it looks great with a slip underneath for daytime, or over a bikini when poolside.

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Item To Scout: "Penny Lane" Blouses

Channel your inner Penny Lane with a bohemian blouse touting a delicate floral print and/or smocked detailing.

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Item To Scout: Clogs

Chunky, wooden-heeled soles feel of-the-moment this season—find a great clog (whether it be a mule or sandal) that'll serve as your go-to daytime shoe for spring.

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Item To Scout: Oversized Sunglasses

Oversized, wire-frame sunnies are an easy way to add instant retro glamour to any look. Find a shape that fits your face and run with it.

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