The past week I have really been digging deep into my head about the future of Adored Vintage. How the shop will grow and shift as I grow and shift alongside it. Adored Vintage will always be so very near and dear to my heart and as my company grows and reaches a wider audience a lot of questions have been swirling inside my head.
Where does Adored Vintage fit in? While the beginning of it all was vintage clothing, we’ve since expanded to selling vintage inspired clothing. Which, happily enough, has been received so well by the gals who shop on my website (THANK YOU, seriously, it means so much!)
When I first started wearing vintage clothing it was for one main reason. I could emulate the current fashion trends at a much lower price point and personalize it to suit my taste.
Of course that quickly lead into a deep appreciation for vintage and fashion history. I’ve always had a taste for it, just never knew how much I would ADORE vintage! That was then of course and now everyone and their mother own a vintage shop. Just search the hashtag #vintageshop on Instagram and a plethora of vintage will swarm your feed.
I am not hating, not at all by any means. It’s just several years ago it seemed special to be a vintage seller. I know it sounds corny, but I felt like I was doing something good for “mankind” (OK, FASHION mankind) by resurrecting these old threads and reviving them and sending them around the world to new homes to be loved.
What once felt like something of my own doing and something unique just feels watered down now. Oversaturated. Mute. You Get the Point.
So, where do we go from here my loves?
Adored Vintage will always sell vintage clothing but will move forward with offering even more vintage inspired clothes in 2016. The big question is… what does Adored Vintage for the modern girl look like?
It’s not cutesy, it’s not retro, it’s not mod, it’s not high fashion, and it’s not exactly “on trend” … Adored Vintage Modern is…
Feminine? Yes, but not too overly feminine.
Classic? Yes, but not boring or basic.
Romantic? Oh absolutely, but it can’t get too fussy.
Bohemian? Maybe, just a touch here and there. More folk though than bohemian.
Whimsical? No, probably not. I’m really not a novelty anything kind of person.
Anyhow, as I navigate these new waters I will be sharing all the current fashion and vintage inspirations that will help me decide what vintage modern clothing will appear in the shop (like the inspirations above). If you would like to chime in with inspirations and ideas, leave us a comment!