Fashion under $50
Challenger: Katelyn Herlein, Juice Writer and Katalina Girl blogger & stylist
Newer isn’t always better, especially when it comes to fashion! The vintage style scene in Iowa continues to grow proving that fashion’s revolving-door theory really is true — past trends do come back. To share some of Des Moines’ great vintage fashion, I headed to Hill Vintage & Knits in the East Village. Hill Vintage & Knits—which started in a 1964 camper trailer in 2010 — is owned by vintage-lovers Jessica Miller and Erica Carnes. At Hill Vintage & Knits you’ll find vintage and resale clothing for the modern person. But that’s not all. The knits side of the store offers a full range of yarn, notions and knitting and crochet classes. Plus, this past July they even added handmade items by local artists!
Outfit 1: Sweet + Flirty
Whether you’re headed out on a date or to the Farmer’s Market this fall, check out these looks, modeled by Danae Cierzan, 23, to inspire your vintage style.
Splurge items: bag ($30) headscarf ($10), sunglasses ($12)
Outfit 2: Date Night
Splurge item: Girl Friday necklaces ($30 each)
The next time you head to do a little vintage shopping, keep these four things in mind:
Time Limited Aren’t Allowed: Vintage stores are usually packed with product. Take your time and look through every rack. You never know what you are going to find.
Have an open mind: Your favorite piece will probably be something that you didn't go in looking for.
Sizes vary: If a store is separated out by sizes look through all racks and try things on. Sizes are much different then were even just 20 years ago.
Budget-Friendly: Shop vintage and your bank account won't really notice. Mixing vintage into your modern wardrobe can expand your closet in a very economical way.
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Find it: Hill Vintage & Knits in East Village