A couple of weeks ago I came across a Made By Girl post entitled, Festival Fashion written by Carlinn of Superficialgirls. She featured a really cool compilation of hippie, bohemian pieces, and it got me thinking about other outdoorsy looks, like the ones I see at flea markets. I've been a flea marketer for years, and still get excited walking up and down the aisles hunting for that next bargain or treasure. But I've never really thought of a distinct flea market style. I think it may be because I've seen so many diverse styles at flea markets, from over-the-top vintage to Gothic to anything in between. And perhaps it's easier to associate a style with festivals because the look is so entrenched in a movement— hippie or counterculture, and flea-markets... not so much. I perused the web to look for sites that feature stylish flea market looks, and found these hip ensembles:
A lot of the flea market posts I came across also "talked" about wearing stylish, yet comfortable outfits such as flats and loose clothing. All good advise of course. But there are some other specific issues I like to consider. For instance, I may wear closed-toe flats that are easy to clean if I know I'm going to be walking along a dirt path, rather than a paved one. Or I may wear simple, form-fitting clothes if I think I'll be trying on a vintage dress over my clothes (because there's no dressing room). Or still, I may want to carry a cart or wagon so I don't have to truck around that great, life-size ceramic dog I've finally found after weeks of looking (... maybe that's just me, but you get what I'm saying). Oh, and don't forget that magnifying glass to inspect those delicate, vintage jewels. I could probably go on and on. But fret not, I've compiled a few key, stylish flea market pieces.
Comfortable, right? I think the red leather Keds are adorable. I'm also one to add a dose of extravagance (like the Lulu Frost necklace) with my casual clothes. It feels so refreshingly out of place. What flea market looks do you like?