I love fall. Once the temperatures drop, I get so excited to put together different looks based on current trends. My approach to fashion and styling has changed over the last few years – while I do still purchase a new piece here or there each season, I have been making a much more conscious effort to “shop my closet” or purchase items secondhand from antique shops, vintage clothing stores or thrift stores. It’s much kinder to my wallet and the environment, and it creates a fun challenge for me!
Today I’m sharing a few staple pieces that I believe everyone should have in their closet, and that can be readily found secondhand….
First up: Blazers
As soon as I saw this vintage blazer, I knew it was coming home with me. I found it at my former favorite antique store in Nashville, 8th Avenue Antiques. I say “former” because sadly, it recently closed (though the owners are looking for a new location!). Anyway, the colors are just SO good and I have really enjoyed styling it different ways – for this casual look, I paired it with my tried and true Ribcage Jeans, one of my favorite basic tees and some comfy sneakers. The purse was also an antique store find.
Next: Let’s talk trousers…
I feel like I always spot fun vintage trousers when I do a lap through Goodwill. The deep green color and cut of this pair is what immediately stood out to me… and the fit is so good! They remind me of a few styles I’ve seen at Anthropologie lately… but the difference is that this pair only cost me $5. The blouse is also vintage and was found on a separate thrifting trip… shoes are an oldie style by Sam Edelman. Back when I went to the office every day, I loved incorporating both of these items into my workwear styling. I also think the pants would be fun paired with a graphic tee and some kicks… might have to try that soon!
Side note that my blue light blockers are from my friends at Nectar and you can use code EBGABRI to save some $$ on your purchase.
And last but certainly not least… the statement blouse.
I love a good, sassy statement blouse and this one delivers, big time. It was yet another Goodwill find and I think I only paid $3 for it. Madness. This is definitely a “going out” look… I tucked it into my black Ribcage Jeans and threw on some old leopard print pumps (and quickly realized I am not good at walking in heels anymore… thanks COVID). My sunnies are Prada and earrings are from a local shop that I’ve shared with you before, Old Made Good (aka, O.M.G.) I highly recommend sourcing fun blouses secondhand… you can find some real gems, both vintage or gently worn!
I hope this post has inspired you to make a trip to your local thrift or antique store and source some of your essential wardrobe items. If you have any incredible finds, I’d love to know! Drop me a line in the comments and be on the lookout for more secondhand and vintage styling coming soon. As always, many thanks for being here and following along – it means so much!