Ahhhh. Spring has finally graced us with its presence, which means you can finally come out of hibernation, and your clothes can too! Shedding layers and removing those burdensome heavy winter coats means people can actually see all that cute fashion you've been hiding under there. We have some things we've been waiting to unveil, too—our amazing new collection of vintage finds. Of course, you'll still need some lightweight jumpers and jackets for layering when the nights are still cool and the chilly wind hits, and we've got plenty of those to help you with the changing of the seasons.
For styling ideas, we look for inspiration from all over the world from cities with the coolest hipster fashion. Some of our favourites include East London, Portland, Austin, and New York City, to name a few.
Here's a simple, fuss-free and no-fail look we love, seen on the streets of New York City: black boots, skinny jeans, a vintage tee shirt and a cropped army jacket:
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Camo never goes out of style, and although we love the cropped look, we have our own green army jacket of the oversized variety, circa 1980's. Wear over your favourite tee shirt or something colourful for spring, such as our oversized berry red shirt.
Check out our other jackets perfect for bright and sunny weather, such as our eye-catching 90's yellow cropped jacket, our edgy Miami white jacket, or our psychedelic print cropped jacket for something we promise is as unique as you are.
Another trend we love this season is button-down shirts, because you can style them in so many different ways. From our electric blue oriental shirt with its unique buttons to our Victorian lace collar blouse with its ladylike lace, you can't go wrong with buttons! We also love our vintage denim boyfriend shirt, our cropped checkered shirt, and our Miami Vice Hawaiian shirt—really it's difficult to choose just one.
You can wear them open with a tube or tank top underneath, buttoned to the top, tied in front, or hanging loose. This fashionista in East London demonstrates perfect hipster style with a short sleeve white button down top tucked into 80's style cuffed jeans with a belt and black boots:
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Although we love looking to all these different cities for fashion inspiration, we always believe in making whatever you're wearing your own. Be sure to check out our entire new vintage collection for the spring, including pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. Happy Spring, and happy shopping!
Well the cold winter months are creeping in, slowly but surely, and one thing that helps us cope with the weather is—you guessed it—fashion. While we love fuzzy, oversized jumpers and warm, woolly coats that keep us warm while we’re doing our holiday shopping, another favourite things about the winter is that it’s party dress season! Whether it’s a friend’s casual holiday get-together, an office party (where you’ll likely want to impress your boss and your co-workers), or a fancy, uber-dressy party, we have your perfect dress.
Sometimes, it’s all in the details. One trend that has taken over this past fall, and rolling right into winter, is studs. Studded detail, shiny buttons, embellishments and even spikes, have found their way onto jackets, shoes, shirts and dresses. And we’re obsessed. They add some eye-catching shine to your wardrobe and brighten up an otherwise plain sweater. One of our favourites in our new collection is this black and gold studded dress, which also has an eye-catching zipper detail down the back:
The little black dress is a classic wardrobe staple, and this is our unique variation of it. Another is our little black vintage dress with black buttons down the side.
Our vintage Louis Feraud dress is something truly different, with its zig-zag design on the sleeves and upper overlay. And, of course, don’t forget about the row of gold-tone buttons down the front:
The trend isn’t just found on our dresses, but on our jackets and sweaters, such as our gold buttoned frayed boucle jacket, our 80’s pearl blouse jacket, and our studded sweaters in grey, light grey, dark grey and beige.
What’s your take on this trend? Do you own some
of those crazy shoes with spikes, or do you prefer the more subtle buttons and
studs? Share your thoughts with us and send us your photos to show us how you
do the trend. We’d love to hear from you!
We've fallen in love with East London Furniture! The company's owners Christian Dillon and Reuben Le Prevost create beautiful furniture out of recycled pallets and their range includes stools, coffee tables, benches and lights.
We're trying to restrain ourselves from buying everything in their shop! http://eastlondonfurniture.co.uk/
One thing that’s great about vintage clothing is that you can be fairly certain you won’t see a carbon copy of your outfit walking down the street towards you. If you’ve ever had that happen, you know that it’s kind of embarrassing—especially when you walk into an event or an intimate party and notice that…wait a second…that girl is wearing your dress?! To help you avoid being forced to awkwardly wear your jacket at the party all night, Sosolo searches high and low to find you the most unique and beautiful vintage garments! Jumper and jacket season is now in full swing, and we have a whole slew of retro, new-to-you cover-ups, cardigans, and long dresses to ward against the cold.
Another thing we love about vintage fashion, especially from the 1980’s, is that everything wasn’t always so tight-fitting and constrictive. And yes, you can still be sexy in loose-fitting tops! We recommend pairing one of our fashionably oversized jumpers with leggings or skinny jeans, and knee-high or ankle boots. This kitsch block striped jumper is really comfortable, and we just love the cute, colourful stripes:
We have a lot of garments which are circa 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, which feature stylish geometric patterns, bold colours, and stripes. All of our new items are great for layering, and you can never have too many jumpers—or that one cardigan or jacket you wear over everything! One of our favourite new items is our cropped black vintage jacket. You can scrunch up the sleeves and wear it as part of your outfit, or throw on over anything from skinny jeans and a vintage tee to a cocktail dress and heels:
We also have a few new dresses that can easily be worn during any season; their longer length allows you to take them right into fall and winter with you with tights and boots. They’re flirty and feminine without being too revealing. One of our most unique items is the Indian embellished vintage dress. It has a hippie-chic yet tailored look, lovely bold colours, and beading.
Lastly, don’t forget to check out our other new finds, from elegant vintage 70’s blouses to our slouchy boyfriend jeans! And of course, there are jumpers galore, all of which are stylish, comfortable, and warm enough to carry you through a tiring day of holiday shopping. Tell us: Which one is your favourite?
September is here already, believe it or not, and before your start mourning the end of summer, just remember that one of the best parts about autumn weather is the fashion! (Well, at least we think so!) We’re so excited about all of our new arrivals and can’t wait to share them with you. Crisp, fall weather means beautiful colours of rich reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens, pretty purples and luscious browns; it means gorgeous leather boots and pretty fall jackets! But, before we get carried away, let’s talk about one important thing first: How to transition your summer clothes into fall. Although it may seem ridiculous, transitioning your wardrobe from season to season can actually be really tricky! You find yourself questioning: Can I wear this colour? Is this dress too summery? Will I be freezing in this?
Well, because the weather, as everyone knows, can be extremely unpredictable, layering is key. A good place to start is a nice lightweight jacket that will go with anything, including your warm-weather tops. Check out our collection of new coats and jackets. What’s not to love about this Ivory Cream Biker Jacket? The colour makes it wearable with both your favourite lightweight flowered dress and your new black or brown trousers! It looks great with other rich fall colours, such as this deep red as seen on our model:
If you need to freshen up your top collection, we have plenty of those too! Our flowy, sheer dip back top and Sweewe drape back tops are ideal for layering; they’re short in the front and longer in the back, which makes them flattering and easy to wear. These tops are great with leggings and boots, and lightweight enough for you to feel comfortable if the sun decides to pop out from behind those autumn clouds!
One of our favourite new items is our Dark Monochrome Gold Chain Cardigan. It’s elegant, classy, warm, and comfortable, and you’ll never want to take it off! This is a great, timeless piece that will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe and works for the fall and you’ll even be able to bring it into the cold winter months. You can throw it over anything to dress it up and keep warm, for day or night. It looks great with black skinny jeans or a black dress, or something with more colour, and boots or heels. Dress it up even more with a chunky statement bracelet or necklace!
And don’t forget to browse our collection of affordable new dresses, jumpers, and shorts (which look fantastic worn with tights for the cooler weather). Happy fall, and happy shopping!
We love vintage clothing here at Sosolo, and we get a lot of our inspiration from hipsters, who are experts at mixing retro clothes with modern! This year we have seen something from almost every decade: 50’s Polka dot party dresses, Bohemian hippie-chic dresses reminiscent of the 60’s, platform shoes and high-waisted flared pants from the 70’s, geometric designs from the 80’s, and even a touch of grunge here and there resurfacing from the 90’s.
But one trend that has really caught our eye this year is the colour-blocking trend circa 70’s and 80’s. Black may be chic and classic (and, okay, sometimes a little boring), but loud prints, stripes, bright colors and bold patterns are a refreshing and welcome change! You may be surprised to find you have more in your closet that works with this trend than you think.
Here’s the trend perfectly captured in one of our tops:
Vintage pieces and accessories can easily be mixed in with trendy modern items: Our model wears this top with a simple pair of cut-off jean shorts and some fun pumps. This year, colorful skinny jeans are all the rage. A pair of hot pink jeans looks fantastic with a sheer white vintage blouse. Or go bolder with green jeans and a bright yellow or pink shirt! If you want to go for more of a hipster look, wear a pair with your favorite graphic tee or an old vintage rocker tee with a killer pair of heels. This model nailed it:
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Or, sometimes, it’s all in the
accessories! If you’re afraid to go too bold too fast, then start off smaller.
Bright red, blue, or orange shoes can make an outfit pop. Or wear a vintage colourful
blazer in light blue or cherry red to black trousers, and complete the look
with a matching tote bag. If you have a boring old little black dress in the
back of your closet, add a neon-coloured vintage belt and you have an entire
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We haven't blogged in a while due to our busy website project but we're back now. Oh yea, have you seen our new website? We're very much in love with the new design and we hope you do too. Part of the reason to change the website was due to our customers' feedback. We've made the images better and the zoom function works quicker and smoother.
We have also rebranded and have a new logo to go with our fresh looking website. We feel this logo is unique and more complete, and says much more than our previous logo.
Nothing has changed on the clothing front and as we have before, we'll continue to handpick the best vintage clothing around and source new fashion forward clothing. With the new website and new clothing, we hope that you continue to visit the Sosolo store. Check out our What's New section to see some of the latest new arrivals. We'll keep adding more so watch this space.
We love reading other fashion blogs and it's even better working with the bloggers. We are huge fans of The Jazzpad, and the creator Claire Reynolds, who we first worked with back in August of last year. Her blog posts on fashion, friends and life are refreshing and it's great to follow what she likes. To find a bit more about her, we've asked her a few questions. Check out her blog if you haven't already.
|Claire wearing a Sosolo dress|