When I buy garments for my wardrobe, I’m always keeping my eye out for eccentric and functional pieces. I need something that not only fits my tastes but something that feels great on my body too. You’ll never catch me wearing an article of clothing that clings to my skin, unless it’s a pair of jeans/leggings. The rest of my body does not look flattering in an entirely skin tight outfit.
The other day, I was having a long conversation with someone about the difficulties of thrift shopping. While we both agreed that thrift shopping can often be rewarding, there are moments where you can spend hours at one store and find nothing that truly jumps out or catches your eye. When your choice in fashion is too narrow, it can make shopping tiresome and frustrating. However, I would much rather have the problem of occasionally finding stunning pieces than always getting mediocre ones.
When wearing a colorful garment in an otherwise monochromatic outfit, you’re guaranteed to stand out, no matter what the piece may look like. And while it may not be the statement piece of the outfit, your eyes are instantly drawn to this dress. I wish I had found this at the thrift store sooner, say around the beginning of summer, because this would have become a staple in my summer wardrobe. I look at the dress and just think “summer,” mostly because of the beautiful yellow and brown colors and floral print pattern. The dress is also made of a jersey material and has a slit on both sides, which practically guarantees that it’s a summer must-have. However, it still is a great piece to wear at the beginning of fall. You just don’t want to get to early November and still be rocking this garment as part of your everyday look.
As I put on this sheer long sleeve cover-up, I instantly felt elegant and classic. This garment is perfect for a night out with friends where you want to be the center of attention. For me, that’s every night I go out. This cover-up will make sure that you are too. The embellishments on this cover-up add to the elegance and gives off a forties era Hollywood movie star vibe. It’s perfect for the spooky Halloween season.
Here on Gutterfashion, the best part of the outfit is always saved for last. In this case, it’s these statement piece platform combat boots. These shoes, like most of the ones I own, were not thrifted. It would be awesome if they were, but I never find any good ones in my size. These boots are definitely not for everyday wear, but when paired with the right outfit, will make you a showstopper. It took me a month or so to figure out how to walk in these and not fall flat on my face. There were a lot of moments where I came close but now I can walk around in these as if they were a pair of flats. These statement piece boots aren’t for everyone, but those who dare to walk a mile in them are sure to be the center of attention anywhere they go.
So, how do you feel about this outfit? Would you show up to a party in this look? Or would you only wear this during Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!