There’s a little something in every woman that draws us to the bohemian, magical, mysterious and colorful world of a gypsy. The endless trinkets and prints that make up not only a gypsy’s wardrobe but also her living spaces tell the tale of a life filled with amazing travels and experiences; and every piece in its own right seems to have a story to tell, a mystery to carry with it. When we think of a gypsy, we tend to envision a nomadic woman who defies convention and most likely dabbles in a bit of fortunetelling of some sort, and it’s this mystical and empowering quality that keeps the influence of gypsy alive in fashion.
With the fundamental nature of a gypsy being that of a lady who travels and collects pieces along the way, her style can be influenced by many cultures and comes from whatever is available at that moment; It’s very much like a true-thrifter’s lifestyle. We go to a thrift store not knowing exactly what we might get, but almost always leave with something to add to our closet or home. Even if we don’t love it, we normally leave with at least one thing- almost as a souvenir. We travel, we thrift, we DIY what we thrift to conform to our daily lives: We are the modern day gypsy, minus the crystal ball (unless you count those times you experimented with fortunetelling and tarot cards at slumber parties).