I have a passion for fashion but more than that I love doing it for a great price! It’s almost a challenge for me. I truly believe anyone can look great and put together with a little patience and planning. So as many of you know, I’m a huge thrifter and fashion enthusiast. My favorite magazines like InStyle and People Stylewatch often have a celebrity wearing an expensive outfit and then show a similar budget friendly version. This has always been one of my favourite features. I’ve adapted this concept on my Instagram page and I put a different spin on it and use either thrifted or discounted items I find online or outlet or discount stores to compare.
Being a huge thrifter I like to do this as the price difference is significant.
There are two ways of doing this:
1. First way is to search for outfit inspiration on sites like Polyvore which houses fashion sets that followers have created. Even searching Polyvore on sites like Pinterest and it will yield lots of great results. The key is to take note of how basics like a simple chambray shirt, scarf, skinny jeans, gingham or plaid and how they are mixed and matched together in unique ways. Pattern and colour mixing is huge right now. Once you know what you need, make yourself a list before you hit your fave thrift or second hand store and you’ll be ready!! This is a great approach for those of you who get overwhelmed at the thought of digging through racks of clothing at a thrift or discount store. You also don’t walk out of the store with something that goes with nothing, you have a vision!!
2. The backward way I do it!! Lol
I walk into a thrift store with no clue what I’m looking for, find some great pieces and then work backwards. I love putting outfits together. Once I find my treasures, I put together an outfit and then search online for comparable items and put it all together. I have to say that I do this for the benefit of my followers that I revel in the fact that I can save money, still be stylish and then share with my followers!
I do have to admit lately I do draw inspiration for more expensive items that are featured online or on my favourite instagrammers pages and I search for similar items online or in my local thrift store.
Whichever way you do it, you’ll be so proud! It’s a huge creative outlet for me!
In my part of Canada we have huge temperature fluctuations in a matter of days. I’m not kidding when I say we might have summerlike weather one day and winter the next. Like for example once Halloween ended and November hit, bam snow ❄️❄️
In the Fall and winter I like to look for layering pieces so that includes sweater dresses, vests, scarves, ponchos and pair them with denim, leggings, booties, high boots, the possibilities are endless
Here are a few High Low sets I’ve put together! I hope you find the same creative inspiration and enjoy!
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