Thrifted: Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

The heat of summer is finally upon us, whether we like it or not. I’ve never been a fan of hot weather. You sweat when walking out of your house and can’t enjoy your days without downing an entire swimming pool of water. I’m also a gal who really likes to layer and wear bulky clothing, so I either have to conform to summers demands or sweat my butt off while wearing whatever I want. It’s almost always the latter and not the former. This is my plea to fall and winter: please come back. I don’t want to die when I step outside and I’d rather not have an expensive electricity bill due to my air conditioner running all night. Please, fall and winter, come back soon.

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

All the thrift stores in my area are pushing out all of the summer garments and are trying everything they can to get rid of the fall and winter ones. They’ve dedicated three or four racks to all of those items and pushed them near the back of the store. So last weekend’s trip was spent dwelling in the back, looking for anything I could add to my summer wardrobe. The pickings were slim, but what I did find was totally worth it.

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

While my olive green sweater is heavy, the holes give it a nice breathability that makes it versatile for any season. The olive green color is one of my favorites at the moment. Its dark tone is one that really suits my almost all black wardrobe and adds a little spice with a different color. I was so happy to see this piece at the thrift store because it’s super chic and super current. That’s something you don’t usually find at the thrift store. There is a certain demographic, myself included, that rocks those gaudy vintage pieces, but it’s nice to see something you’d find in a fast fashion store on a thrift store rack.

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

The acid wash jeans I’m rocking are quickly becoming my favorite pair. While I’ve only worn them twice since I got them last weekend, they complement a lot of the clothing I wear because they add a much-needed touch of brightness to my wardrobe. I can’t get enough of ripped jeans this year, thanks in part to my budding love of deconstruction in fashion. It’s really cool to see that this trend is catching on to the mainstream after having followed it for some years.

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

In an earlier article I showed off these awesome boots. Since they were a thrift find, I thought that they would still be appropriate to feature in this article. The stylish pointed toe of the boot is a trend that is really emerging in the fashion market of late. It has a big place in street style right now and, like the other pieces I’m wearing, has really caught on with the mainstream market. I like to wear trendy pieces every now and then.

Summer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.comSummer Lovin' -- Rocking cooler weather styles in the heat of summer| gutterfashion.com

Thrifting Tip: Always bring a friend when you head out to the thrift store. Not only can friends help you decide on what pieces you can rock and which ones you can’t, their presence can really help you pass the time. Two heads are always better than one!

So, what do you think about this outfit? Would you rock it or would you totally throw it in the gutter? Let me know in the comments below!

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2 comments

  1. I love those jeans! The whole ripped jeans thing is so good for transition clothing between the cooler weather and the heat. I can’t believe this was all thrifted. You must have a good eye and a strong personal style to be able to find such nice pieces.

    1. I have been sooo blessed a lot of the time when I go to the thrift store. Of course there have been times where I haven’t found anything I liked. Thank you for the nice comment Lauren!

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