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OUTFIT// HIGH IMPACT FLEA MARKET FINDS

What can I say? It's all about the jacket. Good basics + high style jacket = easy dressing, no? 

What you see here is ye ol' Iro holey linen tee worn with One Teaspoon Frayed shorts. Truly, nothing to write home about. 

But then... THE JACKET!

SHOP BLACK DENIM FRAYED SHORTS

SHOP LINEN & HOLEY TEES

This is a vintage Afghani embroidered jacket, purchased from the Rose Bowl flea market. Check the shape on this puppy. 

Check the details - poms, tassels, lining... 

This is A LOT of jacket! It's long, it's fabric-y (technical term of course) and it's visually busy. It's definitely not for those who want to shy away! It's a one-stop shop to add IMPACT to a look with very little effort. 

I mean look at this THING. 

SHOP THE JACKETS

Picking up the red accents on the jacket and went with the red crossover sandal... duh!

SHOP CROSSOVER SANDALS

HOW MUCH FUN ARE YOU HAVING WITH YOUR CLOTHES?

I've heard women from all walks of life tell me how uninspired they are with their wardrobes. That's no good and should be remedied, stat.

But digging deeper, there's another layer- which is literally having fun with clothing because what you're wearing has a story, makes you laugh, is ironic... you see where I'm going right?

It's important to have a little fun with your wardrobe. Enter this 1980's bootleg Gucci sweatshirt!

This sweatshirt is hilarious because Gucci didn't make this. It was a bootleg made in the 80's, which was found on Ebay, made it's way into my closet and then onto my body. It's vintage kinda' and confusing for sure. Anywhere I wear it, it either starts a conversation, furrows brows of people trying to figure out if it's "real" or side eye from people who think I'm really wearing a Gucci sweatshirt. Jokes on you suckas... or me... whatever.

Check out the baggy 80's fit! YES! Paired with baggy RTA jeans to balance proportions and make the "slouchy" thing, a THING.

Pulling from the color/theme in the sweatshirt - my jeans and my kicks are faded black as well. Nike SBs picking up the yellow and red. Also, notice the gold lace accessories? Again, bringing old things back for fun!

Speaking of old things as the theme. Remember the first generation IPOD? OHHH! You don't? Sigh.

Finally topping off the look with a fun camo jacket in the same color family, but refining the look some. Leather sleeves and great construction add some luxe to my look.

Thatsaboutit!

Wearing Gryphon jacket | RTA denim | Nike dunks

CHIC-AFY YOUR SPORTS TEES WITH ELEVATED BASICS

Long title for a simple concept. But here's an idea! Take your sports tees that have some sort of value, (vintage, kitsch, sentimental) and make them wearable outside of "game day" by pairing them with chic separates.

What you see here is a vintage Yankees tee paired with a silk pant, navy blazer and cardigan.

Start here: your fave sports tee that has SOME design element to it. In this case graphic logo.

Wear with an elevated pant. NOT your jeans, not your shorts! Find a lovely trouser to wear it with. I went with a silk pant in the same color family with beautiful pleating and movement.

Hook it up with a sloppy tuck. We want to see the trouser for what it is, but not take the look too seriously.

And now to add some shape and even more polish... grab your trusty blazer.

Final move - throw your coat over it. I'm bringing back the sporty theme here with a sporty but fancy version of a cardigan.

And that's it! My thinking is you should be able to wear what you want to wear, both casual or fancy by mixing it with the appropriate balancing pieces. What say you? Is this something you would try?

Wearing vintage Yankees tee | Stephen Schneider cardigan | 3.1 Phillip Lim pants | Isabel Marant blazer | Proenza Schouler heels