The Vintage Pieces Jay Iyema Is Buying Now
What TikTok's vintage lover is adding to her cart.
By Jay Iyema
Treasure Trove is a monthly column dedicated to the vintage finds of Jay Iyema.
In a relentless pursuit of style, one fashion aficionado (ME) has embarked on a quest through the treasure troves of Depop, Vestiaire Collective, The Real Real, Ebay, and Grailed. Fashion has always been an interest of mine, ever since I was little. My mother, a true style maven, taught me my golden rule: “When you look good, you feel good.” And boy, that stuck with me like a stubborn sticker on a new pair of shoes.
Armed with this mantra and my insatiable thirst for vintage finds, I am on a never ending mission always on the lookout for my next score. Here are the things I am sniffing for this month.
First up, we have the Gucci Web Interlocking Loafers. I saw them on the instagram of the ultimate It-Girl, Reign Judge. Talk about obsession. I haven't stopped thinking about them since. Slip into these babies, and you'll be strutting down the street with an air of undeniable style. Plus, they offer the convenience of a quick escape from any fashion emergency. Practical and stylish? Yes, please!
Ah the cheetah print dress. The wild card in my fashion pursuits! Believe it or not, I used to scoff at animal print clothing. I mean, who wants to dress like a walking safari? But oh, how times have changed. Turns out the cheetah print dresses are the secret weapon in my party arsenal. “It's giving Roar by Katy Perry.” Who needs a plain black dress? After all, life’s too short to be tame. This Blumarine one from a small vintage shop, Very Breezy, screams party animal.
Recently I have been rewatching "Sex and the City." I can't help but swoon over the Fendi Baguette. This iconic accessory, inspired by the show, is a must-have for any fashion lover. It's like owning a piece of fashion history and indulging in your SATC fantasies all at once. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud! Don’t be afraid to haggle these prices down!
4. Long Skirts
But the fun doesn't stop there. Long skirts add a timeless touch to any ensemble, allowing you to express your individuality with grace. And the best part? Shopping vintage lets you truly discover what you love, rather than blindly following trends. It's like going on a journey of self-expression, one fabulous find at a time. I have been looking at a few and am particularly obsessed with this one.
And finally, even though we rely on our smartphones to tell the time, a vintage watch adds a touch of timeless charm to any outfit. Especially this vintage YSL heart shaped watch. It's like strapping a piece of history to your wrist and embracing the beauty of craftsmanship.
See more of Jay's favorites here.