Lori Harvey is probably most known for her on-going romance with PEOPLE’s once-proclaimed “Sexiest Man On Alive,” Michael B. Jordan, her recently unveiled skincare line SKN By LH, and scandalous mentions in popular rap songs – but she’s also the undeniable IT-girl when it comes to fashion. 

The entrepreneur most recently donned a vintage Dolce and Gabbana crystal embellished gown at the 2021 Miss Universe Awards. And has proven that she can be stylish just about anywhere, as she’s constantly photographed in the most ethereal looks – everywhere from the street to the stage and even while on vacation. Her most recent vacation escape included a full wardrobe of vintage designer looks from brands like Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel. 

You don’t have to go out and splurge like Harvey, but incorporating vintage pieces into your wardrobe is a great way to not only save money but to contribute to sustainable fashion which also betters the world. 

Here’s why you should start shopping vintage!

It’s Rising In Popularity – So Even If You Want To Join As a Trend It’s Okay

There’s no doubt that vintage pieces are all the rage right now. If you still aren’t convinced then just take it from Rihanna herself – the Bajan mogul recently stunned the world when she revealed her baby bump while rocking a vintage 1996 Chanel coat, as well as a vintage Christian Lacroix Maison body chain. So even if you decide you only want to participate in shopping vintage as a trend, you’ll definitely be doing no wrong. 

It’s A Great Way To Stun With Unique Pieces

There’s so many unique designs and creations being made on a daily basis but the widespread presence and power of fast fashion brands has led to these pieces being duplicated and sold at such a quick rate. It seems that no piece of clothing is really unique anymore. Shopping vintage ensures that you’ll find unique pieces that no one else has – and fast fashion brands won’t be duplicating. 

It Contributes To Sustainable Fashion Because You’re Reusing Someone Else’s Items

Mass production isn’t the only problem with fast fashion, there’s also the issue of overconsumption. Fast fashion brands usually sell clothing at a very inexpensive price point, that’s usually not made with the best quality material – this keeps shoppers in a constant cycle of repurchasing the same items over and over just to get long term wear. Secondly, because there’s always a new fashion trend that’s being duplicated and sold to the masses, consumers are forced to consistently shop just to keep up. 

Shopping vintage keeps you out of the aggressive cycle of fast fashion and allows you to repurpose, or give new life to, someone else’s items. 

You’ll Be Investing In Items That You Can Keep For Years To Come

Shopping vintage allows you access to so many unique, priceless pieces. You just never know what you may come across. One thing’s for sure though, you’re bound to fall in love with at least one piece that you’ll want to keep (and maybe even pass down) for years to come.