If you saw my last post, you may remember I have been crushing haaarrrd on Parisian style. I am drawn to how the looks are timeless, yet interesting. French style has the best way of using contrast. They mix masculine and feminine, combine old and new, mix texture and pattern, and combine high end with low end.
I wanted to collect some of the items I had been crushing on without having to spend a bazillion dollars. Luckily, the majority of the pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe were classics or had a vintage vibe. I figured shopping thrift stores and second hand would be an awesome way to add the pieces I was looking for, and better for the environment. In addition, I tried to use clothes I already had in my closet mixed with my new thrifted finds.
In the past, I have found thrift shopping to be very overwhelming… So. Many. Clothes. To make it more approachable, I compiled a list of what I was looking for with photos to keep me on track. I knew exactly what pieces, patterns, materials, and vibe I was on the hunt for.
Here is my checklist and inspo pictures of what pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe:
Jeans (Straight, High Rise)
Floral Print Skirt
Camisole (white ribbed, knit, or silk)
T-shirt (vintage style or white)
Oxford Button Down
Oversized Blazer (Menswear inpired)
Wool Camel Coat
Black Leather Jacket
Black Leather Ankle Boots
Armed with my inspo photos, I went on the hunt for the above pieces. I went online, to Value Village, Talize and others! See my next post (Part 2) for how I made out.