As you may remember, I have been going through a bit of a style-overhaul this year. I’ve looked at what I have and what I like, identified the trends and have started purging what doesn’t fit. Now I am slowly and carefully curating my wardrobe by adding specific missing pieces that follow my new set of rules.
I’ve added a few new items lately. My budget is small, so everything has been purchased from vintage and thrift stores, were pre-owned or were on mega-sale. So far I have done pretty well at finding things I love that also fit into my new look.
- Sheer Dusty Rose Blouse: I purchased this from a friend who was cleaning out her closet. It has the cutest pleated details at the shoulder and on the sleeve, but is basic enough to mix with printed pieces. It looks great over dresses or tucked into a skirt with a camisole. (Similar: 1 / 2 / 3 )
- Vintage Embroidered Blouse: This little number was in an Instagram sale by Fog & Driftwood Vintage for just $10. I love the floral detail around the neck. Add a skirt and a cardigan and it’s ready for brunch. (Similar: 1 / 2 )
- Statement Dress: This was a clearance find at Boden. I have been enamored by this ever since I saw it on Pinterest. When I tracked it down it was on mega-clearance, but had to purchase it one size too large. Before the weather warms up I’ll be taking it in an inch or two and hemming the skirt. I can’t wait to wear this when it warms up. (Similar: 1 / 2 )
- Teal Cardigan: This was a gift but it fits seamlessly in with my new look. The color is so flattering and works in all seasons. ( Similar: 1 / 2 / 3 )
- Vintage Pleated Midi Skirt: This was another pre-owned piece I purchased from a friend. It was a little outside my comfort zone, but I’m so glad I took the risk. It’s sheer, so it needs a slip (see next item) but it’s so breezy and can be dressed up or down. It’s adorable with both of my new blouses but also looks super cute with a t-shirt. (Similar: 1 / 2 / 3 )
- Vintage slip (not pictured): This also came from an Instagram sale for just $8.50 shipped. I’m not going the whole nine-yards and wearing undergarments from the 40-50’s, but this is a good staple. Plus it makes me feel pretty and feminine. (Similar: 1 / 2 / 3 )
- Suede T-Bar Pumps: These are adorable. I got them on sale with a gift card, so in reality they didn’t cost me anything. I don’t wear heels on a daily basis, but I think I would like to try this spring. (Seychelles ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ Pumps – Similar: 1 / 2 / 3 )
- Red Saltwater Sandals: I already have a pair of these in basic tan. They have been my summer go-to since I started walking. I thought it would be fun to get a more vibrant hue this year. (Saltwater Sandals)
- Vintage Straw Handbag: This was an impulse by from an Instagram vintage shop. It’s so cute. It makes me feel like I’m going on a tropical vacation. (Similar: 1 /2 / 3 )
- Vintage Silk Scarf: I really want to play with my hair more. I’m not ready for a 30 minute styling routine, but adding a scarf to my ponytail or as a head band (see this guide) could be fun. This silk scarf was half off at the thrift store for a whopping 50 cents. (Similar: 1 / 2 )
- Vintage Sewing Reference Book: This book is amazing. I posted some previews on Instagram. It’s a great reference as I modify garments and build some from scratch.
Have you started planning for spring or summer? Have you ever gone through a complete wardrobe identity crisis?