Mixing vintage with new is the best way to update a wardrobe without outlaying too much cash and the added bonus is you will be completely unique while also supporting the revolving door of fashion and not adding to the waste. Vintage shopping means supporting charity, recycling and being creative - three things we should all be doing regularly. This also leaves room to purchase quality over quantity when it comes to building a strong wardrobe, shopping locally and saving up for well made items which will be kept forever.
I have a few "lucky" op-shops which I seem to always score a bunch of amazing pieces at. I don't know why this is, there is no real difference in demographic or location but I find some better than others. The key is to very focused on quality and fabric. Purchasing something cheap is a guarantee it will end up right back in the clothing bin. Markets are also great places to find vintage pieces as there tends to be a well thought out, curated range of pieces on offer rather than racks and racks of rubbish. I recently wrote a post "How To Op-Shop Like A Pro" which details some of my tips and tricks to successful vintage shopping and decided to offer a few quick tips on styling these vintage pieces once you find them!