What to say? I already told you that crinoline is a big hit this season (see post). In that regard, I will just add that if it is sheer it’s even better. I also already told you that this season, you can be wild with your sneakers and wear them with the less predictable thing in your wardrobe (see post). What left to talk about regarding this look?
One thing! VISOR HATS ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is the Marni one, the DKNY one, the Chanel one, Balenciaga one, the Marc Jacobs one, the McQueen & Hussein Chalayan one. Finally, there is my thrifted one, which was totally worth a 2,50 investment:)
One more thing, Thrift outfit is glad to say that this look just won the April contest of Thrift your heart out blog. Go have a look!
I know, I know…this look tells alot…Bright colors big hit, wear them bold even better. Two pieces set you can’t go wrong, short length skirt don’t be shy. Blossom accessories always cute, a gold cat brooch a girl have her reasons…but what I really want to talk about is my scarf!
Seriously, it’s summer now, if at this point you have not found the one thing to jazz up your look for the summer…STOP LOOKING! you just need a scarf…mmmm and youtube. I just spent the last hour watching tutorials on how to wear headscarf (busy schedule right). I wish I would have watched those videos before the shoot of todays look! Although my look is pretty out there, my scarf styling is pretty conservative compare to what I saw.
Here are my favorites, have a look!
How to wear headscarf: Link 1
How to wear headscarf: Link 2
The good news is, scarf is the easiest and probably the cheapest thing to thrift shop! So just go thrift yourself a few scarves and have a blast finding your own way of wearing it:)
Two pieces set: Bought for 10.50$
Scarf: Bought for 4$
Cat brooch: Bought for 3$
Ivory purse: Bought for 5$
Flower earring: Bought for 2$
Flower ring: Bought for 2$
Aldo heels: 7$
Total value of this look: 33$
Look photo: Bruno Berthelet
It’s not a secret, gingham fabric was all over the place this season. Derek Lam, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Delpozo & many others been starring that material. I really felt I wanted to make a gingham inspired look. After looking around I finally found that pair of pant…and not so far was that quirky shirt. You can never go wrong mixing gingham with flower print but if you want to tone down the ” cute ” a bit just mix it with denim or a cool biker jacket.
5 facts about gingham fabric
#1 – The word gingham come from the Malay word genggang meaning striped. Since the fabric was manufactured in Dutch-colonised Malaysia, it was exported to Europe in the 17th Century and later to the USA before local manufactures was set up in the 18th Century.
#2 – Costume designer Adrian’s (1903-1959) styled a gingham dress for Katharine Hepburn in the movie The Philadelphia Story (1940) and also in The Wizard of Oz (1939) for Judy Garland. This was more then enough to start a trend of gingham dresses that continues throughout the 1940s.
#3 – In the 50’s the rockabilly look is also rising in popularity in America, taking its influences both from country n’ western and rock n’ roll styles. Men’s gingham shirts are worn by women, often tying off the shirt tails to pull off a feminine hourglass look with jeans. Anybody thinking about Marilyn Monroe?
#4 – The mod fashion in the UK makes men’s gingham shirts a popular look. Fred Perry shirts in gingham become a big trend for mods.
#5 – Inspired by Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus performs Gals in Gingam during her Bangerz tour.
For more details go visit the amazing blog V is for Vintage^_^
About this look
Gingham pant: Bought for 5 $
Shirt: Bought for 4$
Purse: Bought for 10 $
Earring: Bought for 3$
Bracelet: Bought for 2$
Ring: Bought for 2$
Calvin Klein sandals: Bought for 7 $
Total value of this look: 33$
Look photograph : Bruno Berthelet
I’m telling you, if you still don’t have any boyfriend jeans in your wardrobe, you gotta go out there and find your self a pair. If you have been looking and looking and yet, have not found your perfect fit…stop looking and just go straight to the guys section of your favorite thrift shop. Wear them with heels and a casual shirt. If you feel like setting free the wild cat living inside you go crazy and ripped them where you feel it. You will just get THE hit look!
Boyfriend jeans : Bought for 7$ at V&V
White shirt : Bought for 5$ at Renaissance
Black blouse : Bought for 7$ at Renaissance
Purse : Bought for 6 $ at V&V
Flower shoes : Bought for 10$ at V&V
Black com : Bought for 10$ at Marché St-Michel
Earring & ring : Bought for 3$ at Marché St-Michel
Total value of this look : 48$