LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE T-SHIRTS are older than I am. I’m all about that vintage style, especially when it comes to band tees. I love nothing more than unearthing a ‘70s or ‘80s gem at an op shop, market stall or even online. If it’s a little frayed around the collar or has a few holes in the armpits, that just makes it feel more lived in! Don’t worry, I always make sure I give it a good soak and wash before I actually wear it, because otherwise ew. My love of vintage isn’t limited to old-timey tops. Both my highschool formal dresses were pre-loved – one was a ‘60s gown I found online and another was a ‘50s number from Vinnies. I’ve also scored some great second-hand leather handbags, mum-style Levi’s jeans, oversized denim jackets, colourful heels and gorgeous coats over the years – usually for a bargain price, too. It’s fun heading to an op shop with your mates and seeing how many cool, quirky things you can find without dishing out the mega-bucks. The vintage look is easy to nail, even if you aren’t into lurking at your local Salvos store and buying other peoples’ unwanted clothes. Fashion is constantly giving a nod to the trends of the past, and every time you scroll through your Insta feed, some style kween is working it! Chokers are totally ‘90s, fringing is a fave from the hippie days of the ‘70s, A-line minis are a ‘60s staple, and highwaisted jeans are straight from the ‘80s. Errthang old is new again! If you’re keen to try this style yourself, beauty and style editor Meg has put together an edit of the most ~major~ vintage trends on page 74. From bodysuits to neck ties to flares and tees, no matter what era you dig, you’ll be able to work it into your wardrobe. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to trawl ebay for some more vintage gold. Because you can never have too many decades-old T-shirts, am I right?