This month, I've challenged myself to wear vintage or secondhand items every single day to prove that good style is classic and dressing well can be both affordable and sustainable. I'm sharing my #ootd looks on Instagram, so please follow along there for daily secondhand chic inspo!
I wore a lovely old Anthropologie sundress to kick off My Very Vintage May blog posts. This dress actually came with a gorgeous yellow sash but somehow I'm more comfortable with red so I got out my ball skirt sash instead to create a look that felt more "me." However, the yellow sash is lovely and I really should use it. It suits the dress quite well.
I've discussed my "print phobia" a number of times now, and I think I feel safe in this dress because the color scheme is so tame; just classic black and white. I love the breezy linen fabric and the simple lines of this dress. Hello, summer! I originally purchased it for a vacation in the Dominican Republic a few years ago and it's been a warm weather favorite ever since.
Shopping for nicer items secondhand is one of my favorite ways to elevate my wardrobe without ruining my budget. Plus, thrifting is fun! You never know what the hunt might bring. I found my impeccable Chanel suit while looking for a pair of white heels. And I paid a fourth of what the same suit costs new. Plus I love feeling a connection to the elegant woman who first purchased it.
To me though, more significant than the financial benefit is the environmental benefit of participating in the slow fashion movement. I want a closet filled with timeless pieces, not a bunch of trendy pieces with questionably unethical origins. I let my clothes speak my values to the greatest extent that I can.
Come along on My Very Vintage May! I'd love to see more pre-loved style on everyone!