STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Ultimate Vest Friend

Style Advice of the Week

Since joining the CollegeFashionista team, I’ve learned one great place to shop: the thrift store. After talking to some Fashionistas around school, I realized thrift stores can be your best friend. You can purchase items at a low price while finding unique pieces that others are less likely to have. Being a college student is never easy and when you have to buy things for school, shopping is the last thing on your mind. But shopping at thrift stores can now be an option.

Sometimes, you can find brand names or never worn clothes while thrifting. I have found Isaac Mizrahi, Banana Republic and even Marc Jacob items in the past. I’ve also found some of the latest trending clothes for incredibly low prices. So I definitely recommend going to your local thrift stores and digging deep into treasures that could be yours.

I talked to a Fashionista recently about the perks of thrift shopping and found out that she purchased her stylish vest from a local thrift store. To the left, she is wearing a Lands’ End puffer vest layered on top of a flannel shirt. Vests are wonderful substitutes for sweaters during warmer fall days. They can keep the core of your body warm while keeping your arms cool. Vests are classic staple pieces that are preppy and come in different styles too. During spring and summer, you can find girls wearing jean vests over dresses. In the fall and winter, quilted and fur vests can be very essential for the cold weather. Her plaid flannel shirt adds color and texture to her attire.  Whether you are wearing your plaid shirt to class or a campsite, it’s become a very sophisticated year-round apparel. Finally this Fashionista pairs the two pieces of clothing with black leggings and boots.

Whether you are on a college budget or just want to simply go to the thrift store, I encourage you to shop until you drop. Most stores will display a huge collection of fall pieces within affordable prices. Just make sure you have some time on your hands to dig in the racks because it may be time consuming. If you have a rough day, you can think of it as a therapeutic session. As someone once said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”


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