Finally we have a little cool weather. With the last remnants of summer comes the urge to update your wardrobe for fall. This can always be a little daunting. You can envision yourself wandering around the mall for hours on end, not to mention that fall clothes cost at least four times more than spring/summer clothes. One nice piece can blow your entire clothing budget.
I spent ten days hitting two different thrift stores in Dallas close to my home, and one crazy estate sale. I came up with five easy to find pieces that will completely update your fall wardrobe without leaving you destitute.
Number one: The leather jacket. I find amazing leather jackets at the thrift store all the time. Above and below was an amazing find for thirty dollars–and no, it’s not pleather.
Number two: A great tailored blazer.
This is a great find! Eighties Armani double breasted jacket. I love that it’s a little roomy–I’m going to use it as outerwear.
Number Three: Vintage fur collar. Fur collars are the best for taking a casual look to luxe in a second.
Number four: The perfect grey sweatshirt.
Remember this look on Taylor Tomasi?
Add the fur collar to your basic grey sweatshirt, and Voila!
Number five: Basic Tee with cut out arms. Jane and I always cut the arms out of vintage tees–makes them so much easier to layer.
Shown here under leather jacket.
Leather jacket $30.00
Tailored blazer: $60.00 (I thought this was a little high–but it is Armani)
Fur collar: $40.00 (again, a little high. This was found at an estate sale in my neighborhood, and it’s in pristine condition. When buying vintage, I’m always willing to pay a little extra for something in extra good condition! )
Basic sweatshirt and Tee $5.00
I hope this inspires you to get out this weekend and go thrifting–you never know what treasures await you.
Big thanks to my model.
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