STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Print Mixing and Thrifting

Style Advice of the Week

I’ve never met anyone as authentic as today’s Fashionista. She really has a style of her own and her presence was hard to miss. I admire people who can capture your attention in just a few seconds, and leave you hoping that some of their “coolness” has rubbed off on you. The first thing I asked her as an avid anything-printed connoisseur was: “Where did you buy that shirt?” To which she replied “Salvation Army.” I have driven by this place so many times and never given it a chance, and I could not have felt dumber!

This just proves once again that you can’t put a price on style, it really is a part of your personality and what makes you unique. This $3 blouse looks like a million dollars when styled correctly. She paired it with faded pink-cropped chinos, leopard socks, and black suede creepers. She also topped it with a black beret that added a touch of sophistication to her look. There was something about the way she mixed prints that I thought was genius, leopard and ethnic prints together? Who knew?  Notice how she is not wearing any kind of jewelry; it just isn’t necessary when you’ve got such a great print in the mix.

To recreate her look, I suggest you give thrifting a chance. I surely will after this post. You never know what interesting pieces you can find. The coolest thing about thrifting is the fact that there is a story behind what you are buying, I like to think of it as clothes with a past life. Anyways, if you’re looking for a cool printed blouse and you’d like to buy it online and quickly, try this ethnic printed cropped blouse from Forever 21. Pair it with these chinos from Zara and these socks from H&M. Always remember that the most important element in your look is staying true to your own style because uniqueness is what separates you from the rest, so take these ideas and make them your own!

My eBay collections were curated as part of the CollegeFashionista and  eBay collaboration with Style Coalition #FOLLOWITFINDIT

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