STYLE GURU STYLE: Thrifted

STYLE GURU STYLE: Thrifted

One of my favorite pastimes is thrifting. I love searching unique and vintage pieces and mixing them into my everyday wardrobe. My style generally is a mix of minimalist and vintage styles in neutral colors. I like my outfits to stand out while still following the current trends. Thrifting is the perfect balance of different yet trendy and is an important part of my style.

In this look, I wanted to challenge myself to style an oversize blazer I thrifted. This piece is not one I would normally wear, but I worked it into an outfit that I love. I start my outfit with some basics. I pair a black and white striped T-shirt with black denim. The hem of my jeans are raw, giving them extra detail and a more trendy feel. Next I add some vintage-style sandals. These are perfect for spring weather and are a refreshing change from the average sandal. Though this look could stand on its own, it is a bit simple. To add detail, I paired the look with an oversize, suede blazer that I found at a local secondhand store. The blazer has a casual yet classy fit and is the focus of the outfit. It is lightweight and is perfect for the changing spring weather. To finish off the look, I wore a layered gold necklace and two vintage rings that I also thrifted. Both the necklace and rings add detail and complement the rest of the outfit, giving it a more put together look while still emphasizing the vintage undertones.

With fast fashion overtaking the industry, shopping at a local thrift store is the perfect way to find unique pieces and shop sustainably. When thrifting, I like to challenge myself to find pieces I would not normally wear. It is a cheap and easy way to experiment with style and make the outfit stand out.