These 7 Winter Trends Look So Much Better Secondhand

Joy Montgomery
·2-min read

Sourcing the season's biggest fashion trends secondhand has become a bit of a pastime of mine. (There's something I find so satisfying about investing in a directional look through the medium of pre-loved fashion.) Back in August, I decided to put my obsession to good use and compile a vintage guide to the summer's biggest trends, and thankfully our lovely readers couldn't get enough, so I'm back again for autumn/winter 2020 to bring you the ultimate shopping guide to the new season styles that look even better secondhand.

Whether it's because of their quality, cut or fabric, I have chosen seven trends that will slip seamlessly into your new season capsule and can easily found on any online vintage boutique. My cold-weather lineup features plenty of outwear staples, cosy knitwear, classic accessories and elevated separates.

Highlights include the quilted coat, which will be your best fashion friend with jeans and boots on chilly evenings; colourful, feel-good cardis which are sure to put a smile on your face during lockdown; and, of course, let's not forget the chicer-than-thou leather loafers, aka our go-to for adding polish to wardrobe basics.

Want to inject a little vintage cool into your new season wardrobe, but don't know where to start? Scroll down to see the trends I'll be buying secondhand this year, plus shop my edit.

Quilted Coats

Vintage 1960s Bright Green Quilted Cotton Robe Lightweight Coat Peter (£120)

Vintage Aquascutum Navy Blue Quilted Vintage Jacket (£30)

Vintage Green Liner Jacket White Buttons Black Quilted (£76)


Vintage Gucci Horsebit Moccasins Loafers (£213)

Vintage Cole Haan Mahogany Leather Loafers Tassel ($50)

Celine Vintage 1970s Heeled Loafers Shoes Pumps Black (£195)

Patterened Cardigans

Vintage Luxurious Wool/Acrylic Mix Knit Cardigan Red (€68)

Vintage 1970s Pure Wool Yoked Cardigan (£38)

Vintage Cardigan Wool (£95)

Square-Toe Boots

Etsy Unique Gruppo Italiano Boots ($43)

Vintage Brown Color Block Boots Leather With Block Heel (£35)

Vintage '90s Via Spiga Tall Leather Boots ($89)

High-Waisted Trousers

Vintage Dark Gray Pleated High Waist Trousers ($55)

Vintage 70s Burgundy Rose Tweed Bell Bottoms ($78)

Vintage Deadstock Gray/Green Striped Wool Blend Trousers (€52)

Colourful Cashmere

Vintage Rare Handknitted Angora Jumper (€194)

Vintage Preloved Cashmere Light Green Sleeveless Jumper Sweater Vest (£40)

Vintage 1980's Peck & Peck Yellow Black Lambswool (£58)


Vintage 40's Maxi Tartan High Collar Dress (£67)

Vintage 1980s High Waist Blue Plaid Checked Pleated Midi (£24)

Etsy 1970's Mohair/Wool Cape (£95)

Up Next: The Vintage Pieces That Will Be in Demand for Autumn/Winter 2020

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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