BLEND's Monthly Fashion Picks
Every day is a good day to shop— we all know this. I for one, am the kind of person who doesn’t even need to buy anything; I just walk into a store and let the store tell me what I need (no, I DON’T have a problem, thank you). This week, while you’re out looking for 6 more weeks of winter outfits, ditch the department stores and keep it local! Shopping locally and supporting small businesses helps build a stronger local economy, develop a closer community, and reduce our carbon footprint. Not to mention, locally-owned businesses are part of the foundation of Austin’s unique culture and atmosphere.
By Kimberly Webb
Photographed by Karla Bruciaga
Our top fashion picks this week are from Austin’s own vintage store— Passport Vintage!
Website / 2217 S 1st St A, Austin, TX 78704 / parking in back
Passport Vintage specializes in vintage denim. Never have I seen so many vintage pairs of Levi’s in one place!! There are 2 full rooms of t-shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, jackets, etc. Not to mention, the entire store was so aesthetically pleasing I never wanted to leave. Since we’re facing a chance of snow in ATX this week, stop on by and check out some of the cutest vintage jackets and coats in Austin.
This floral-design, cropped denim jacket will go with any outfit and make your style blossom (hehe). I was so tempted to buy this, not gonna lie...maybe I should head back and beat y’all to it… Anyway, this piece is the perfect way to add a splash of color to a neutral outfit. If you’re like me and 90% of your closet is black clothing, mix it up and have fun with different patterns and colors.
This black-and-white checkered pencil skirt and textured brown snakeskin-like jacket??? Issa look. There’s no better way to make a statement than to be bold and unique...one could say I BLENDed these two styles together. (;
Passport Vintage has racks on racks on racks...so you can wear denim on denim on denim.
I was really channeling my inner Rachel Green and Monica Geller with these retro 90s-style denim pieces. Denim will never go out of style, and I am o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with vintage styles of iconic brands. Seriously, if you like old Levi’s or Guess (the jeans queens of making the booty look good), then do yourself a favor and check out this store.