All the way from the USA we are thrilled to share Carolyns personal style with you! Carolyn is clearly someone who truly understands her shape and dresses to suit her silhouette beautifully. What we love even more is that Carolyn buys most of her clothes from second-hand stores and looking at her fashion, you’d never suspect it. Op-shopping is affordable, sustainable and often where you will find some of the highest quality items because as the saying goes “they don’t make them like they used to”. Yes, vintage shopping can sometimes take more time and effort but if you have a good eye you can look a million bucks on a budget, just like Carolyn. Let’s see what Carolyn can tell us about her thrifty fashion…
“I love to thrift shop. I’m retired and on a budget, so taking the time to sort through items at my local Goodwill is fun therapy for me. I usually buy when I find pieces that fit well, work with my wardrobe and are well made. This knit top was a good match for the skirt which has its own matching top but I found this combo more interesting. And isn’t it a great colour?– Carolyn
I love these two separates bought at different times and locations but they look great together. I like the jewel tone colors. I might wear the knit pullover with wide leg pants or the skirt with a print camisole and cardigan perhaps. The possibilities are endless! ”
“My red cami and patent sandals are thrift finds. They add the right amount of punch to this casual cropped jeans and cotton jacket. Denim jeans and top is my typical daily uniform. It’s easy to change out the top for a variety of different looks. Replace the camisole and jacket with a graphic tee and wear sneakers for the sandals and it could be a fun option for a day of running errands.
During the colder months, I start with a uniform of denim jeans and a top like this red (my happy color) plaid shirt. I top it with a quilted vest for warmth, comfy shoes and I’m ready for the day. I love denim! “