This look was created very...organically. Maggie borrowed this flannel from her dad one day, simply because she needed an extra layer. Since then, she's been inspired to use it as a statement piece in another look. This scenario describes one of my favorite things about fashion. Inspiration can be found anywhere, especially in Dad's pajamas.
In today's outfit, she was going for comfortable, casual ensemble, but she was inspired to take the look a step further with some braids. Before our photoshoot, she was advised to wear something bold, something a bit #edgy. Mission accomplished.
Top: Therapy (boutique in Auburn AL)
Flannel: Borrowed from Dad
Choker: Altar'd State
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As soon as I found out about BANGS Shoes and their Ambassador program, I wanted in!!! .....but I was thinking, what will I do? I NEVER wear sneakers.
Honestly, purchasing my pair of BANGS really revolutionized the way I looked at my own style. Clearly you can see how much I love sneakers now, as I showcase my several pairs on this blog.
But more importantly, getting a piece of clothing or an accessory that is outside your comfort zone can really help you be creative. I never would've put today's outfit together had I not been trying to style my BANGS. Yet, now that I've tried it, I like this outfit a lot. I always look forward to Blitz days (and the other times I wear my BANGS) because building an outfit that is unconventional for me helps me open my mind to new styles to incorporate into my wardrobe, and it helps me really make the most out of the clothes that I already have in my closet.
It's important to remember, for those who are into minimalism as I currently am, that sometimes you don't need a lot of new shirts or pants or dresses to have something fresh to wear. Sometimes you only need one new item, and incorporating it into your style will help you make the most of all the fashionable clothing you already have to work with!
Top: Lacoste (thrifted $2)
Pants: Garage Sale ($1)
Shoes: BANGS (London Fog High Tops)
How to DRESS WARM
One word: Pleather.
Pleather is a miracle fiber. It absorbs the winter sunlight, heating the body and the soul. Your winter wardrobe is not complete without pleather.
Vintage V-Neck sweaters are also good for heating the body and the soul. Hit up some thrift stores in North Carolina. This one is from a thrift store outside of Winston Salem, and it was $2. I encourage you to go on a treasure hunt. I promise you, you'll get a better deal than on etsy or eBay.
pants: LOFT (plato's closet) $6
shoes: Docs. (Hand-me-down)
Feeling uninspired? Try this!
Throw a top over a tunic! Because why not?! Also, throw in a fun vintage pin for good measure.
One way I find new and unique outfit pairings that I would not normally think of creating is by randomly organizing my closet. Pants, skirts, summer dresses, winter sweaters..... Everything is thrown in together and hung on the same rack. This may sound chaotic (which it kind of is...) but I recommend this as a great method of closet organization. Here's why: pieces you never would've thought to put together will end up right next to each other, and they end up looking great together!! And Bam! You have a new outfit.
Striped top: thrifted ($2)
Denim Tunic: hand-me-down :)
Pin: gift :)
Pants: AmericanEagle ($20)
Shoes: H&M ($7)
My father and I went to go pick fruit at our farm property. Clearly this calls for dressing up in a totally comfortable, outdoorsy outfit....
I knew we'd pass this old GULF station on our journey, and I couldn't resist wearing my authentic leather pants (that belonged to my mom's friend in the 90s) and my soft faux fur vest. I created a pretty dramatic look today, and I (like Aimee Song advised in her book!!!!) planned my look to complement my setting (the old GULF station I knew we'd pass).
Vest: Thrifted ($20)
Top: Forever21 ($6)
Pants: Vintage GAP (Gap used to sell stuff like this?!?!?!) Hand-me-down
Shoes: ASOS, OF COURSE!!