Part of the reason that I chose to discuss vintage pieces is because I find that they sometimes require a little more creativity and thought to become part of an outfit. I love the fact that each genuinely vintage piece has a story behind it - it somehow makes wearing the piece more enjoyable. The nice thing about these unique finds is that you can incorporate them into your own style; using your creativity to bring new life to an old piece. As I have noted in previous posts, fashion has an important role in my life in helping to maintain my sense of self, and therefore plays an intrinsic part in keeping me happy! I do not mean this in a materialistic sense - far from it - but style and creativity strongly contributed to my decision to establish this blog, as I know from experience the positive impact that expressing yourself in this way can have on your mental health. If you are feeling a bit creative and are looking for a few new pieces to add to your wardrobe, seeking out a few vintage pieces can be an inexpensive and enjoyable way to satisfy both of these requirements in one fell swoop.
If you are wondering where you might eek out a few vintage pieces, here are a few of my favourite little treasure troves:
- Jenny Vander, 50 Drury St, Dublin
- Folkster (Basement), Provincial House, Patrick St, Kilkenny
- The Loft Market, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Williams St, Dublin
- Rhinestones (for amazing vintage jewellery), 18 Andrews St, Dublin