If you know me, you know I love thrifting! I enjoy thrifting for a variety of reasons, but one of the the main reasons is the uniqueness of thrifted pieces. I love piecing together an outfit with one of a kind items. While I was in Chicago, I met another blogger who has the same love for thrifted treasurers. I had the pleasure of meeting LeTroy of Thriftanista in the City. I admire her style a great deal and invited her to do a guest post on how you can take a thrifted day outfit and easily turn it into night wear.
Check out her feature below:
I like to wear pieces that will transition well when I get in a mom’s night out. These are the pieces I've found that make the process effortless...
denimJeans go with everything that’s why they are my favorite transition piece. Dressed up or down you can wear it almost anywhere and look great. Chambray shirts are also a hot trend right now. They work well with casual pants, yoga pants, or a frilly skirt!
a monotone color palette with a pop of colorMatching is definitely a breeze and going with all black will hide a small mysterious stain quite easily. I wouldn’t recommend an all white palette if you’re a SAHM! I’m wearing a button down in an animal print to add some interest to a very simple outfit. My day involves a lot of errand running and park playing so I’m normally wearing flat easy on and off shoe. I love wearing heels but sadly I am not talented enough to casually run around in them. Foot pain is worse than childbirth. For real.
easy fabrics that can be washed and / or doesn’t need ironingMy night’s out normally start in the evening so it’s quite possible I’m preparing dinner and still keeping Violet entertained while I’m getting ready. I like to wear fabrics that can go in the wash quickly if necessary or I can clean without having to take something off. Cotton and knits are definitely the fabrics of choice for me.
In order to save time, I accessorize with textured clothing instead of wearing jewelry. Sequins and ruffles just happen to be two of my favorites! Chunky sweaters or tweeds work too.
What do you think? How do you transition from day to night?
button up shirt // Chaps / thrifted
coated jeans // Target
vintage sequin cardigan // / made in Hong Kong / thrifted
ruffle peplum tee // Express
pink ballet flat // Unlisted / thrifted
purple pumps // Hype
Want to stay connected with Letroy? Check out her blog here.