The older I get, the more I see value in buying basic pieces for my closet. On the other hand, I’m 24 with purple hair and am easily swayed into buying weird clothes from the thrift store. Hey, I’m human!
Like most people who thrift, I’ve went through a phase of being totally infatuated with everything I found at a thrift store. I try to forget those years, or rather the outlandish things I bought, but I’m in a place now where I don’t ogle over every glitter covered thing in the store.
As evident from my thrift hauls, less and less clothes are making their way into my closet every month and the things that do make it are either boring basics or things that just scream tacky. (I use that term with much endearment.)
This teal skirt is kind of the best of both worlds. It’s literally just the simplest skirt that any competitor on Project Runway could make with their eyes closed. (Does it not scream cool girl Ashley Nell Tipton to anyone else?)
But guys, IT’S SO BRIGHT! And it’s SO TEAL!
I did the only thing I could think of to tone it down for daytime – I wore it with a basic from my closet. Cue this sleeveless chambray shirt to the rescue. It can literally go with anything as evident by this teal skirt, this bodycon skirt, and even this floral romper.
If you swap out this vintage clutch for a purse and it’s exactly what you’d catch me wearing for an afternoon of thrifting.
Next time you’re out thrifting, instead of being intimidated by crazy vintage pieces, think of how you can wear them with basic pieces, even if they, too, are vintage. (This top is totally ’90s!)
Teal skirt – $2 (thrifted)
Sleeveless top – $1 (thrifted)
Clutch – .50 cents (thrifted)
Necklace – gift
Red lipstick – Stoplight Red by Wet’n’Wild
Shoes – the world may never know