Longitude is fast approaching and we can't wait! Fashion is one of our favourite parts of the festival season and we love picking out fab outfits to party in but sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect festival accessories, so to help you guys out, we've gathered some of our fave accessories in the store to give you some Longitude style inspo. Enjoy!
For those of you going for a more rock chick look, try out our leather choker and our unreal new octagon sunnies! Match your glitter to one of our gorge bandana bikini's and you're good to go.
There's so many ways to wear our gorge silk scarves, go for a classic look and tie it around your neck, loop it through your belt or tie it in your hair and pair with one of our fab chokers and funky heart shaped sunglasses. Total festi-babe!
We're obsessed with the Wild Thoughts video here at Nine Crows and we get major festival vibes from RiRi's outfit in it. We think our bandanas, glasses and bamboo hoops are perfect for a Rihanna inspired festival look, just add some fishnet socks and cute henna tattoos for even more festival vibes!
We love the idea of mixing bindis and bikinis for a festival look. Add in some rainbow chokers and rose tinted glasses and you'll look as if you just stepped off the set of a 90s music video, which sounds like festi-goals to us.
How CUTE is this little pink scarf? We think it looks amazing tied around a classic pair of denim shorts for a gorge boho festival look. All you need is some sunnies and a statement piece of jewellery for the perfect festival outfit. Just don't forget your matching glitter!
Speaking of glitter, we have plenty here in store! Use our white glitter for a fab inner corner highlight, give yourself some blue glitter roots or maybe a pink glitter lip? Check out the pics below for some inspo.
Photo from buzzfeed.com Photo from cosmopolitan.com Photo from hungertv.com Photo from picnic.ly
Photo from instagramcom/ninecrows Photo from instagram.com/ninecrowsgalway
Whatever look you're going for at Longitude this year, we have you sorted here at Nine Crows so pop into us either in Dublin at Temple Lane South, or in Galway at Cross Street to get all your last minute bits!
With so many places for us to be spending our hard earned cash, why should we choose to spend our money on vintage? Here's our top eight reasons why vintage trumps high street!
It’s Environmentally Friendly:
In an age where many of us live a fast paced life style and give in to the trend of even faster fashion, it’s important to take a step back and look at how our shopping choices can affect our planet. In a recent article by Lucy Siegle for Huffington Post, Siegle claims, “If we think of a hierarchy of ethical ways of dressing, vintage should be near the top.”
For example, one third of all denim products are manufactured in Xintang, China. It takes approximately 1,600 gallons of water to make a single pair of denim jeans, as well as a huge array of seriously harmful chemicals, dyes, and processes. Due to this huge scale production of denim in Xintang, 80% of its water is polluted. So, by shopping vintage you are choosing not only to brighten up your wardrobe with some seriously sick threads - you are also choosing to support a more sustainable way of shopping.
An example of the level of water pollution in Xintang. (www.greenpeace.com)
Everything You Find Is Utterly Unique:
When buying vintage not only are you consciously deciding to rebel against the fast fashion industry, you are also sure to find some absolute treasures. From those gorgeous gold buttons to that stunning scalloped collar, it’s all in the details ladies! So when choosing to buy vintage you can rest assured that you will never walk into a room to find someone wearing the same thing as you are.
Quality Over Quantity:
“Vintage” is a term coined for clothing that is twenty to eighty years old, and for the most part, clothing during these eras were produced on a much smaller scale. These were times when clothing was made to last, a time where people spent much more on small amounts of clothing. Nowadays clothing is inexpensive to produce and rarely inexpensive to own, so when buying vintage a shopper has the chance to experience truly well constructed garments at non-luxury brand prices. The quality of vintage clothing is truly unmatched by todays contemporary brands.
Our style icons Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen rocking some gorgeous vintage pieces. (www.pinterest.com)
You’re Buying A Piece Of History:
One of the most exciting things about shopping vintage is often imagining the stories behind each unique piece you find. Unlike fast fashion brands where a garment is constructed, transported and shelved; vintage pieces have often seen life, good and bad, and manage to come out as beautiful as ever at the end of it. Whether it’s a varsity tee with a students nametag stitched into the neckline, or your mother claiming “I had so many of those shell jackets back in my day!” the stories are endless. Shopping vintage is buying history, art, and the stories of those who have come before us.
It Is A Completely Unique Shopping Experience:
If you’re already an experienced vintage shopper, you’ll know that shopping vintage is an experience unrivaled by any high street store. Whether it’s a vintage store, a flea market or an online seller- it’s all about the hunt! You never know what you’ll find when rummaging through rails and rails of stunning vintage pieces! And if you’re not particularly familiar with shopping vintage, we can say without hesitation that it is an extremely enjoyable experience full of fun and surprises.
Our gorgeous treasure trove in Galway. (@ninecrowsgalway Instagram)
You’re Often Supporting Small Businesses:
In such a trying economic environment, it’s time to consider where our hard earned cash is being spent. When you buy vintage not only are you getting an incomparable shopping experience, you are also more often than not supporting small business owners. It is hard to comprehend the blood, sweat and tears that go into creating a small business from the ground up, so why not support them, eh?
Nine Crows founders Emma Fraser & Dean McDaid (www.totallydublin.ie)
An Unparalleled Selection Of Stock:
Another amazing aspect to consider when buying vintage is the HUGE variety of stock that most vintage suppliers carry. Due to the diverse nature of most vintage stock, it is a shopping experience that can be enjoyable for any age. You are sure to find the perfect clobber for any occasion be it a festival, a wedding, after work drinks, or even a great gift for your granny!
Throwback to our mega cute 2016 festival look book. (www.shopninecrows.com)
The Vintage Community:
While this cannot be assumed of every vintage retailer, our experience has shown that the over all vibe and atmosphere of most vintage stores is relaxing, inviting and friendly. One of our favourite things about perusing vintage is the lovely people we meet along the way! Whether they’re professional retailers or a car boot salesman, you’re sure to be welcomed with a big friendly smile, followed by cute chats and excellent customer service.
Our super cute Nine Crows team. (@ninecrows Instagram)
Article by Kaitlyn Burke.
Sup guys, hope your post Christmas blues aren't getting you down, to brighten these short old days up
we've added even more to our sale section, once the sale is over these items will be gone from the website.
Here is our favourite and some outfit inspiration for it.
Price - €30
With Discount Code - €21
Use discount code jansale at checkout!
Team up with a nice leather skirt, a patterned brown belt and mix it up with loads of jewellery.
Serve that 90's boho babe look!