Every style maven knows that all good fashion comes back around. Each iconic decade’s style has resurfaced years later, from Gucci’s ode to art deco in 2012, to the current 70’s obsession dominating runways.
Because of this, you may be hesitant to purge the items at the back of your closet or bottom of your jewellery box for fear that the changing trends will bring them back in style. So how do you hold on to soon-to-be-vintage pieces without entering hoarder territory?
The answer to this question is simple: quality vs. quantity. Just as you wouldn’t think twice before tossing a holey sweater, you can say goodbye to broken or tarnished costume pieces. Down the line, you won’t miss rusty hoops, but you’ll be glad to hold on to silver bangles or a quality brooch for the next time they enter the trend scene.
And if you start to feel separation anxiety, just remember that affordable, retro inspired pieces can always be found at your local thrift store.