It’s been quite a while since I wore any vintage clothing. This time last year I would spend hours at charity shops and car boot sales, rifling through the rails for 1940s tea dresses and hand-knitted cardis. Fast forward 12 months and hardly anything in my current wardrobe is vintage. I’ve fallen into a high street hole and I’m only just starting to claw my way out.
That’s what happens when things get hectic, though – convenience wins over all, and although I do love hunting for hidden treasure, sometimes I prefer sleeping in on a Sunday morning and shopping online from my bed.
When the ladies from Mad Elizabeth Vintage invited me down for a rummage it felt like the perfect excuse to flex my thrifty muscles again. So I headed off to the Corn Exchange and spent a good half hour exploring. It’s a beautiful shop filled with multi-coloured treats, and it didn’t take me long to spot my prize…
I chose this cute athletics tee which has been customised for a hot summer’s day – the wide sleeves and slouchy shape matched my casual cut-offs perfectly. The ideal outfit for lazing about on the park while temperatures soared.
I think I’ve found my vintage mojo once more!