5 Thrift Fashion Favorites | Thriftanista in the City

9.04.2013

5 Thrift Fashion Favorites

There are 5 trends that are near and dear to my thrifting heart. While not totally mainstream, they are my favorites in the the world of thrift store fashion.

wearing culottes


how to wear culottes

1. Culottes 

Just when you thought I put the culottes away, I pull out Eiffel Tower ones! It's hard to see the mini towers with the giant red roses competing for all of the attention. Culottes top my list of fashion because it's skirt-like with perks. The giant pant legs sway when I walk plus I can get low, drop it like's hot, or wrangle V at the playground -- the most likely situation.

sequin shoulder tee worn with culottes

2. Vintage Gloves

I feel all ladylike and fresh out of a 50s movie when I wear vintage gloves. Especially opera length ones. They are usually pretty cheap thrifted so it's hard for me to resist them when I spot the. However, Chicago doesn't really have an appropriate season for them. It's either too hot or far to cold for them. I end up putting them in odd locations too. I wish I knew where these sheer gloves are. They could work for Chicago's week long Fall (then we jump right into winter).

thrifted 80s print culottes

3. Elastic Waist 

Maybe I should start an elastic waist blog because I seriously love it. Easy on. Easy off. Extremely comfortable. Easy to fit if your waist and thighs are in different sizes.

thrift style blogger wears culottes

4. High Waist Pants

High Waist Pants chop up the proportions of my body in the most flattering way. I'm talking navel covering. Cover my navel and my legs "grow" a couple of inches.

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5. Secretary Dresses

Blouse on top with a nipped waist and full skirt. Add a pussy bow and I'm in secretary dress heaven! It's the perfect dress combination. Dare I say flattering most? Dresses are probably the easiest fashion around too as it's all one piece.

What thrift fashion trends are your favorites?

ways to style culottes
THRIFT vintage sunglasses - Boston Proper sequin shoulder tee - Strenesse eiffel tower culottes EBAY Gianni Binni leopard print ankle strap sandals

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9 comments

LaCheryl Cillie said...

Congrats on finding the vintage gloves! Whenever I see them they remind me of Audrey Hepburn. I love vintage clutch purses and handbags. I was fortunate to find a needlepoint handbag from the 1960s and hand-beaded flapper bags at different estate sales.

Ashleigh said...

LOL. The culottes are probably the best thing ever. I don't own any and have never run into them in thrift stores! I guess I'm not looking hard enough.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

DaenelT said...

LOL at "drop it like it's hot"

I haven't worn culottes in years but I do get the appeal. Right now my favorite thrift finds are skirts. I mean, I'm seriously digging them. Every pay day I go to the thrift store with $20 and pick up 3 to 7 skirts. Love them.

laniza said...

Lately, my favorite thrift store item is dresses! I can't seem to get enough of them! I spotted some culottes today and put them back because I didn't think I could pull them off (I'm only 5ft 2.75in., I need all the leg lengthening I can get, lol!). However, I may go back and get them tomorrow.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Gahhh I love Audrey Hepburn! Thanks for stopping by!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Check the skirts section, Ash! Now that you've never seen them you will of course find them everywhere!

LeTroy Cooke said...

You've find some great ones! $20 is my budget too even though I'm usually over.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Yes, I understand. I purchased some longish culotte shaped shorts last week. It satisfies my culotte fascination but it's just above the knee giving more leg length.

Erica said...

I saw one of your pics with this outfit on Pinterest and I'm so glad that I did. You look amazing! I just wore a one piece outfit thing with huge pants like that, and everyone thought it was a dress. Here's what mine looked like: http://craftthriftordie.blogspot.com/2013/10/unusual-adorable-easy-one-piece-outfit.html

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