Caution: this outfit successfully contains something old, something new, and something DIY! Who says you can’t combine thirfty and trendy pieces to create a current chic look? Not I! As a matter of fact, I’m not huge on immediately latching on to trends and fads because I love timeless pieces. However, I’ve slowly (a season or two late, as I usually do) fallen in love with quilted clothes. Although not normally together on one garment, both fringe and plaid are major trends that every generation loves. Here I have combined them, as well as my love for mixing thrifted and new trendy clothes. Some pieces are thrift store finds, some secondhand DIYs, others are new. Mixing it up like this makes it really hard to tell which is which, and that’s just another reason why I love thrifting!
photos by Stephanie Drenka
Plaid, black and white long sleeveved button up with fringe that hangs from both the front and back of the shirt – Bloomingdales – Rails Gianna Fringed Shirt $148 (direct link) /// Black quilted mini skirt – Threadflip (online consignment/thrift store/upscale second-hand shop) $11 /// Black wedge heels – thrifted – with DIY removable fringe that I created – shoes $10, DIY less than $15.
The pieces are so much fun together, and every time I see them, I think of several different ways they can be styled with other thrifted or new pieces.
- the new Plaid shirt could be paired with thrifted boyfriend jeans and tennis shoes
- the thrifted Quilted skirt could be paired with a white chiffon top (example) and white heels
- the thrifted Wedges with DIY fringe could be paired with tights and a midi dress for the fall
How would you style these trendy new and thrifted pieces?
xoxo dolls & dudes,