Last weekend, our fashion ed was invited to the Vintage Kilo Sale held at The Custard Factory in Digbeth and we had a great time browsing vintage gems and discovering fashionable folk.
The Vintage Kilo Sale is the perfect event for people who are vintage novices (like us!) or who are experts at this creative field of fashion. The event takes place every couple of months (check their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for updates) and guests have to simply fill up a bag with vintage bargains and weigh it, which works out so much cheaper than if you bought everything separately- fab for us students!
Rails were stocked with literally every clothing and accessory item spanning from the swinging 1960s to the grungy 90s and catered for both men and women. Music blared out as shoppers excitedly buzzed around hunting out their bargains of the day.
It was a brilliant day out without having to spend a small fortune of the student loan and here’s some outfits we spotted and loved!
Fashion icons: Their grandparents- we absolutely love their cosy knits and strings of pearls.
Likes vintage because: It’s individual and makes you stand out from the crowd. Plus, it’s fun to experiment with clothes from different eras.
We love both girl’s outfits here as they look so comfy but still super stylish. Molly’s dungarees are proving to be a hit this spring/summer and can be picked up from the high street- double marks if paired with a vintage top and accessories!
Fashion icon: Sienna Miller
Likes vintage because: I have a unique hippie sort of style so high street shops don’t cater for this that much. I use vintage clothing to express myself creatively and love how each vintage piece tells a story of who wore it in the past and where it came from.
We love Megan’s outfit as it shows that she’s comfortable with who she is and isn’t afraid to wear what she wants. Bright colours work together really well, as do clashing prints.
Fashion icon: Dita von Teese of course!
Likes vintage because: I really like the silhouettes vintage clothing creates as it celebrates curvy women with hourglass figures instead of the skinny body ideals we have today. I also like how colourful many of the clothes are; they instantly brighten your mood.
We absolutely love Lauren’s style as it’s quirky but also bang on style with the 1950s housewife-style tea dress and headband. This type of dress s perfect for those with sexy curves as the belt accentuates the waist perfectly leaving that oh-so-desired hourglass figure.
Fashion icon: Demi Lovato and Taylor Momsen
Likes vintage because: It’s just so wearable and really comfy- these shirts were stolen from our brothers! We like anything oversized and baggy as it looks so cool. The 90s grunge trend is back on trend on the high street so I guess clothes like these are easier to get hold of.
We think that the girl’s outfits are super cute; we love Maddie’s plaid shirt and Hannah’s skirt. The pair pull off the coveted off-duty model look really well with their cropped tops and a baggy and casual silhouette. Bare and minimal makeup makes the whole look relaxed but on trend.
Were you at The Vintage Kilo Sale in Birmingham? What did you think of the event; did you pick up any bargains? Let us know by tweeting us @TheScratchBCU and follow our fashion ed Olivia @livistocks