My best friend has just told me that a friend of us had just asked about me : if I all dressed in designers clothes.
I’m flattered to hear this, but no, I really don’t have a budget that big for clothes.
I bought a lot of vintage and high street clothes and some of them are customised to look a bit different, some of them I wear them as they are, and I keep mixing them again and again. For example, my tan-colour sandals I worn last year were re-used again for the photos I just posted recently.
Let’s think high street and vintage! But select them with your super trained eyes and then wear them proudly like they’re designers! Here are the things I always have in mind when I go in a store to buy clothes and accessories:
1/ The first thing that catches my eyes are lovely and unusual colours and patterns sneaking somewhere in the racks, waiting to be pulled out.
Or you can have a colour in mind before you go to a store: for example you have a blue-striped shirt, so you might be looking for a skirt/trouser in plain blue to mix with it.
2/ To see if it fits with your style, and yes, your closet.
Like above, think of some existing items you have and start imagining. There are a lot of beautiful things out there, but if it’s not your style and you’re not gonna wear it, save your money.
3/ Fabrics, surface, quality of the materials.
Cotton are better for your skin. Synthetic and polyester don’t look very luxurious.
Try it on. Does it help you correct your imperfections and enhance your figure? And pay attention to sizing, most vintage clothes are in big size.
Look for the threads, are they well-sewn? Is there any marks on the items, washable or not? However I must admit some leather goods just look better when they age.
Voilà! 5 tips only!
That is my list. What about yours?