Glitter Sale 2012: How to Create Personal Style: Include Vintage Pieces in the Mix

by Tina Witherspoon, glam.spoon
November 2, 2012

I’ve always been a vintage clothing fanatic.  There’s something irresistible about a dress from another era, a jacket that has history or a necklace that sparkles like no other.  But the best reason for including vintage pieces in your wardrobe is that no one can ever dress exactly like you do.  It’s about personal style, mixing and matching vintage with modern to create your own signature.

What I look for when shopping for vintage can be boiled down to four rules.  Stick to the rules, and you won’t be disappointed!

1) Look for natural fibers that have staying power, such as cashmere sweaters, cotton sundresses or a wool coat.  This modern cashmere Calvin Tran coat has a great vintage feel.

Calvin Tran coat


2) Try to find pieces with unique details.  The button-closure, hip pockets and sleeve cuffs on this satin 1940’s shirt dress make it special.

Vintage Toni Karen Reg. Classic dress


3) Stick to classic silhouettes that will stay on trend.  A strapless A-line cocktail gown will be relevant forever, like this vintage-inspired Jessica McClintock dress.

Jessica McClintock dress


4) Finally, you can’t go wrong with quality craftsmanship.  This brocade belted Saks Fifth Avenue dress is fully lined, with gorgeous buttons.  It can be modernized with a pair of knee boots and suede gloves.

Saks Fifth Avenue dress

One great way to start down the path to vintage is to attend the Goodwill Glitter Sale!  This is the mother of all second-hand shopping, and offers the largest selection in the city.  Now that you know the rules, go get some vintage!


Item: 105 | 67 | 106 | 107

Have questions about pricing, size or other details?  Make note of the item number, then join Goodwill November 8 for their Twitter Preview Party!


Tina Witherspoon is a local designer, blogger and expert thrifter. She blogs about fashion shows and events of all kinds, contributes her recycled couture designs to help raise awareness for local non-profits, and shows off her DIY skills at glam.spoon, her online compendium of sales, events and style.

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Posted by Suzy @ Frock Shop | Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

Oh! That Saks dress is Amazing!! Could be worn as a jacket as well!

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