Going to the thrift store is always a cheaper alternative when trying to build up a new wardrobe, especially this day in age where trends always come and go, and each of them are taking a trip back to the 90’s where being comfortable is the “new thing.
” Where it’s okay to wear oversized clothes, and probably what you wore to bed, and no one will say a word. As long as you make it look put together. For the last 4 or 5 years of my life, I’ve always gravitated towards oversized or baggy anything because it’s what I’m most comfortable in. I’ll wear a bodycon dress every now and then or some skinny jeans with a crop top, but for an everyday basis – comfort is key.
I got this entire outfit, except for the bag and shoes, from Goodwill and it probably cost me less than $15 total. F I F T E E N D O L L A R S . Where as Urban Outfitters would probably charge $50 for each piece. That’s $100 for two pieces (+ tax) when you could get 10-15 items at a thrift store depending on where you go and what you get. And don’t get me wrong – I love me some Urban Outfitters, but sometimes I can’t justify paying the price for items that look like it came from a thrift store. And knowing me, I’ll only wear it once or twice and sell it down the line. So why not save some coins??
As for the bag, I was scrolling on Instagram, as I do daily, and came across it on my feed. Clear handbags have been all the rage
for a good amount of time as of lately and I see it at least
five times throughout the day with a new one that has just hit the market. Whether it be a shopper bag, crossbody, or even a mini like the one I have from Ouai
, they definitely took this trend and ran with it. And since they can go up to about 100 bucks, this is a very cheap alternative if you want to test the trend out for yourself before spending the big bucks.
I’ve had these Nike Monarch‘s for a few months now and pulled them freshly out the box a few weeks ago. They remind me of the Nike M2K Teckno‘s in the Phantom Olive/Grey colorway that dropped a while back, but sadly I missed out on those. So when I saw these, once again, while scrolling on my Instagram feed – I knew I couldn’t pass them up. PLUS, they happened to be on sale for $60!
Dad sneakers seem to be sticking around for yet again another season, and more than likely here to stay, so you might as well add a few to your collection. These and my Fila Disruptors are the only “dad sneakers” I have at the moment, but if I were to ever go high end – I’m currently drooling over the Balenciaga Triple S
and Gucci Rython Logo
sneakers. But again, I can’t justify spending that much money on a pair of sneakers that might not be in style down the line. Even though they are a nice staple to have, I’ll have to think about it a taaaad
bit more before splurging. D; and I would be devastated
if I were to ever
ruin them. So I’ll stick to what I have as of right now and since they are black and white, it’s easy to pair with anything I have in my wardrobe.