Etsy is great for a lot of things. Actually—it’s great for finding everything from furniture to jewellery to small gifts and decorations. When it comes to finding clothes, however, Etsy can be intimidating at times, as there are so many sellers and subsequently, so many options. So we did some research, found the best summer trends to buy on Etsy, and narrowed down both the keywords and pieces you should search and shop.
DKNY S/S 14
Emilio Pucci S/S 14
Since many of the pieces on Etsy are vintage, you’ll want to search for belts made of real leather, preferably with big buckles. Real leather stays in good shape over time, and often looks better with age.
Proenza Schouler S/S 14
Ladylike pleats are very in, and Etsy is the go-to place for vintage bags, skirts, and dresses. With so many choices, look the colours you will get the most use out of, and swap out your denim cutoffs for a flowy, pleated number this summer!
Altuzarra S/S 14
Fringe was on more Spring/Summer 14 runways than we could count, and we’re not complaining because Etsy is replete with swoon-worthy fringe in the form of suede jackets, bags, blouses, just to name a few. When it comes to this trend, don’t be afraid to try setting the filter to handmade—you won’t regret it once you see the unique pieces available!
Balmain S/S 14
Denim is available in all shapes and sizes this summer, and Etsy is the perfect place for finding on-trend overalls, jackets, long shorts. Make sure to choose a wash that you love, and as far as size, always go bigger rather than smaller. That way, if you don’t find the perfect fit, there will be plenty of room for alterations.
Chanel S/S 14
Chanel’s art-themed fashion show made huge waves in the fashion world, as proven by the fact that art-inspired prints are one of the biggest summer trends. Search Etsy for blouses, scarves, and anything watercolor print to find some seriously cool and unique summer staples.
Derek Lam S/S 14
Photo:Dries Van Noten
White Lace and Crochet
Dries Van Noten S/S 14
As the quintessential summer textiles, white lace and crochet have been popular for ages, making it easy to find great vintage pieces on Etsy! Search for dresses and tops for a great selection, and put your own spin on the trend by styling them your favourite pieces.
Lanvin S/S 14
Liquid metal is one of our favourite trends this summer, and luckily, metallic touches can be incorporated into virtually anything. Whether it’s a piece of clothing or an accessory, Etsy is full of metallic hidden gems.
Tommy Hilfiger S/S 14
Hawaiian prints were all over the Spring/Summer 14 runways and thankfully, all over Etsy too! Though it was hard to choose, our favourite takes on the trend come in the form of shirts, dresses, and kimonos, all ready to wear with sandals for a bright, summer look.
Valentino S/S 14
Olsen-approved caftans are the most comfortable, practical summer trend yet, as they let you beat the heat while looking super chic! Use keywords: embroidered, floral, floor length when searching Etsy to find the best range of options.
Do you have any Etsy tricks or favourite shops? Let us know it the comments below!