My vintage summer wardrobe – the attic finds

I have started 2018 by quitting the fast fashion and in the last six months I have bought only three dresses and one pair of shoes. All of them from eco-friendly materials and ethically made. In June I have decided not only “reduce” but also to “reuse” in my closet department. I am visiting my parents this summer and they are a perfect example of people who lived through USSR deficit. They do not get rid of things, they just keep everything they don’t need in the attic. You might ask why? Well, my dads answer would be “because WHAT IF we need it one day”. Let me show you some pictures of our attic and you will understand what I am talking about.

There are loads of clothes, shoes, bags starting from early 70’s. I remember I used to love playing “fashion shows” in this room with my friends in childhood. In my teens I would also go there and search for something “cool” to wear. And here I was in the attic agin. This time I was giving myself a challenge – to make an entire wardrobe for this summer! I wanted to give those clothes a second life. It was quit a challenge to go through all the clothing, it was 4 days of this:  There are clothes, shoes, bags starting from early 70’s. I remember I used to love playing “fashion shows” in this room with my friends in childhood. In my teens I would also go there and search for something “cool” to wear. And here I was in the attic again. This time I was giving myself a challenge – to make an entire wardrobe for this summer! I wanted to give those clothes a second life. It was quit a challenge to go through all the clothing, it was three days of this:

 

 

In the process I was amazed that despite clothes were forgotten and simply thrown in plastic bags they have remained in a perfect shape and most of the pieces only required a wash to be ready to go. In my family most of women wear the same size clothes which made it even easier for me. I also noticed that older clothes made back in 70’s- 80’s were made from higher quality materials and were even more resistant to time.

I have selected the pieces that I fit my style and would like to share with you some of my finds:

 

 

It was not only fun experience, but also a journey through the memory lane. All these clothes have a story and remind me of times when my mum was very young and I was still a little girl. It is an emotional experience for me an adult woman now be able to wear my mothers clothes.

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