There is nothing more satisfying than finding something that you actually LOVE in a vintage store. I’ve been vintage shopping for a few times, but I have never actually found and purchased pieces that I liked. It was always just a fun thing that I did. But this time, I actually found two pieces that I absolutely love from a small store called Sweet Rebels in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The shop curates unique pieces and I am so glad I visited this store! Here are the two pieces that I found that day:
I was hesitating at first to buy this piece, but I love the pattern. It is sort of out there and kind of grandma-y…but something made me buy it. It’s such a unique and rare piece that I don’t think I can find anything like this! I paired it with a simple white cropped t-shirt underneath to avoid it being too busy. I can also pair it with a bralette or a tube top. The material is thin and flowy, which makes it perfect for the summer. The fit is sort of like a culotte on me because it is oversized, but I quite like it. BUT, I might also alter it so I don’t look like I picked the wrong size lol. The fact that it is borderline ugly…makes me like it even more… am I weird? ANYWAY… this piece is overall (lol) a step out of my comfort zone and something that I am looking forward to wearing!
I ABSOLUTELY love this piece! This is actually a men’s blouse but…I mean…I saw the pattern and I quickly tried it on. I think this is a fun piece I can wear to go to the beach or any day during the summer. I found two ways of styling an oversized blouse like this: you could wear it normally with the tie (picture on the right) or you could pull down the sleeves and create an off the shoulder look (picture on the left)! It’s an easy, thin, and soft material with an amaaazing pattern. It makes me want to go to Hawaii, the beach, drink a coconut, and wear an Aloha shirt. I have never seen patterns like this before. It has palm trees with printed t-shirts ???? what does it even mean?! It’s trippy and confusing, which is why I love it. It’s an easy outfit because you can just wear jeans and you’ll stand out with this printed blouse.
I decided to wear this with a white tube top underneath to add more coverage, but worn alone is perfectly fine as well. I think wearing something underneath it instantly makes it look like you planned out your outfit the night before lol. I paired this combo with high-waisted mom jeans to make it more casual. For the beach, I would pair it with a flowy or an A-line skirt to create an easy, beachy look.
I might be exaggerating but I will cherish these pieces so much because they are so rare and special. Vintage shopping is seriously the best because it is not only cute and inexpensive, but the search for the perfect pieces itself is so much fun!