A Vintage Eye on 2019 Spring Fashion Trends

While florals will always be in for spring, trends this season definitely have some fun surprises in store for you. Think lamé, hip cutouts, and fanny packs. However, collections also feature pastels, cardigans, beachwear, and tons of other more wearable options. At ThisBlueBird, you can find vintage pieces that’ll not only be cute additions to your closet but will also make you the resident trendsetter among your friends.

Sorbet Pastels

It’s revolutionary, I know. However, some new colors have come into the mix like pistachio, peach, and lime. Thankfully, this means finding your perfect vintage piece will be easy as key lime pie. Designers like Valentino, Kate Spade, and Jonathan Simkai have all brought a taste of delicious sorbet to their collections.

vintage 1980s day dress in a pastel peach pink and white palm leaves print

For example, this 1980’s Day Dress in a Peach Pink Palm Leaves Print covers both pastel colors and the surfing/beachy trend that’s popular this season. 


If you’re ready to be done with sweaters for real, check out crochet. It’s a looser knit, which means it’ll let you feel more of a spring breeze than your typical tight-knit sweater. Designers like Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta both featured crochet in their most recent collections. 

vintage 1970s crochet lace dress

This adorable 1970’s Vintage Crocheted Lace Dress is a great way to bring the trend into your wardrobe. 


While you might be ready to throw your sweaters in the trash at this point, hear us out. Cardigans are the best of both worlds: you’re able to stay warm in the morning and easily take it off in the warmer afternoons. Thankfully, cardigans always come back into fashion, so you’ll have no trouble finding one vintage. Designers like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Monse all featured cardigans in their collections.

1960s cardigan in red pink and white candy cane stripes

This 1960’s Candy Cane Red & White Sweater is a great transition piece for those chillier spring days. You might be ready to kick winter to the curb, but wearing a cardigan like this will still let you show off those summer tank tops.


No, don’t worry, the massive shoulder pads aren’t back. Modern suits have taken the ready-to-wear world by storm so you shouldn’t shy away from adding a tailored suit to your wardrobe regardless of your profession. Brands like Tibi have brought this trend to their collections.

vintage 1990s black and white gingham wool suit by Valentino Miss V

This Vintage Valentino Miss V Suit in Gingham Wool is both modern and stylish. Additionally, having two separate pieces means you’ll have endless outfit combinations.


While beige might seem like a boring option, it’s actually a great color palette to showcase more vibrant accessories. Designers like Balmain and Burberry showcased beautiful shades of beige in their spring collections.

vintage 1980s beige linen jacket vintage 1960s taupe watercolor kimono cardigan jacket

Outerwear is a great way to wear neutrals like beige. This 1980’s Jacket in Beige Linen or vintage 1960s taupe watercolor kimono cardigan would be great over spring dresses or with vintage denim.

Regardless of which spring trends you’re rocking this year, shop your way through the decades of vintage fashions at ThisBlueBird this season.



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