Here’s some fast ways to personalize your fast fashion for less than the price of a pumpkin spice latte.
Disclaimer: I received some items courtesy of Tobi.com for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own.
With back to school season in full swing, you might find yourself shopping for fast fashion at the mall with hundreds of other people your age and you will undoubtedly buy the same clothes.
Adding personality to those clothes might be difficult if you, again, are only able to choose accessories from the same set of stores that everyone shops at.
But I’m going to use my style mantra “quirky secondhand finds mixed with modern trends” to demonstrate how to use thrift store clothes to personalize your outfit using some cute basics from Tobi.com.
Wear a Cool Cover Up
Jackets, cardigans, and vests instantly add some pizzazz to an ordinary look. Plus they come in every shape and color you can imagine so you’d be hard pressed to find a copy cat at your school or work!
Make Your Details Interesting
This super soft olive green dress from Tobi went with everything and was a dream to style. I picked my shoes and scarf because they are feel like special pieces. Together they help my outfit stand out and make a statement that other people might not be making.
Use Your Accessories Wisely
Just because you choose uncommon accessories doesn’t mean they’re unique. A scarf is just a scarf until you tie it in your signature knot. These shoes can be laced up in a variety of ways. It helps to think outside the box in order to dress outside the box!
Other ideas: wear mismatched earrings, add your scarf to your purse, wear patterned leggings or tights if weather permits, belt your garment, or even swipe on bright lipstick for just a touch of individualism.
And if you scoff at the idea of yourself shopping at such a young store, I’d really like to challenge your thinking.
I know at 26 I’m already “too old” for most mall stores, but why? I believe that if you shop strategically, style appropriately, and walk with confidence, why should it matter what it says on your label? I’ll have more tips for online shopping coming up in my next outfit post.
Tobi dress & sunglasses, c/o (shop exact dress, shop exact sunglasses)
Thrifted leopard print scarf & purse, $5 total
thredUP/thrifted leather jacket, paid w/ store credit
Thrifted flats, gift from Kristina
Colourpop lippie stix in Contempo (shop similar lipstick)