The way I see it, if you’re gonna thrift a Back To The Future costume, why not do it with some style?
I normally have terrible luck thrifting costumes as seen in every past Halloween post I’ve ever made. But for some reason, the thrift gods were on my side when I needed a last minute Back To The Future costume for a party this week.
Keep reading to find out what happened that proved it was my density to wear this outfit!
It all started when I came across these 25th anniversary edition Reebok sneakers. I had always dreamed of owning a pair but had no practical purpose for them. This party was my excuse to pay $19 on Poshmark to own a little piece of the past. (Even if they’re repros!)
Then I hit up Goodwill with floral pants in mind but then I found more than I bargained for. These pants were just chillin’ on the rack during a 50% off sale and then… my heart beat a little faster when I found a miniature hover board on a shelf for .50 cents. Of all times to find it, I thought there was something special about finding it when I was in search of this costume. It’s a great addition to my knick-knack shelf!
The other parts of my outfit – white button down and vest – are from my closet and just basic items you probably have sitting in your closet too. This is probably the easiest costume I’ve ever put together!
Once I put everything together and added my vintage pastel pink watch, I became Marty Mcfly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker! I have Jennifer’s outfit but Marty’s hair. What a combo, huh?
In my head I’m the second version of Jennifer played by Elizabeth Shue because she also starred in the ’80s classic Advenures in Babysitting which is my all time favorite movie.
Thrifted button down, jeans, and watch, $6 total (shop similar button down, shop similar jeans, shop similar watch)
Thrifted/gifted vest, from Katie of Thrift Your Heart Out
Sockdreams OTK socks, $8 (shop exact socks)
Poshmark Reebok sneakers, $19 (shop similar shoes)