I think we've quite established that I dress rather differently from many people around my parts where I live. I've had many comments and questions about if I only wear vintage or op shopped items.
The answer is for the main part, YES by far what I wear day to day is either vintage, op shopped, hand me downs. But NO not everything I wear is "old", and YES I do make a few retails purchases a year. My retail purchases are generally basics and a few items that I think would be cool and mix with my vintage and thrifted wardrobe to add to me expressing my style the way I wish.
I wanted to share this outfit I've worn a few times recently as it's a perfect example of it not being all about the "vintage" but about my style, being comfortable and makes me still feel like me. Whenever I dress like this, which I would say is a more casual look for me a little bit vintage gets added with accessories and extras and then I still feel like myself.
Dark Animal Print Tights/Leggings and Coral Slouch Top: both retail SALE buys
Boots: Retail SALE buy 2014
1970's Crocheted Vest: gifted
Brown Felt Hat: op shopped
Silver Cuff: market buy 15 plus years ago
1960's Cowhide Shoulder Bag: won at Auction
So there you have it, it isn't ALWAYS about the vintage and looking like I'm solely wearing vintage, for me it is always, always about what feels good and true to me......yes most of the time it is vintage or thrifted fashion. But I'd prefer to say the way I dress and style myself is called fashion for me!
Labels: Personal Style