I'm a DIY girl at heart so that means I make a lot of stuff and I like to share it with the world, too. No gatekeeping here! For a ton of DIY ways to make your clothes look designer this fall, check out this video. But, I know we're not all crafty so below you'll find 8 of my favorite fall looks and how you can achieve them on a budget.
Here's the secret to looking good on a budget... THRIFTING!
There are thrift stores for every type of person now. If you want organized or designer finds, try consignment shops. If you want deep discounts (I'm talking everything $0.25), search for thrift outlets. There are so many gems just waiting to be rescued. Here's what to look for this fall.
FYI - all pieces are thrifted but I can't help myself... some needed a good DIY touch.
It's all about the details
Add unique pieces to your wardrobe that have simple details. Think puffy sleeves, unique belts, and jeans with a twist.
Lounge In Style
Being comfortable and being stylish can happen at the same time. Ribbed knits give a sense of luxury and last a long time so you'll find them in plenty at your local thrift store. Combine them with joggers and boots to spend your whole day lounging in style.
Can we just agree that blazers make any outfit look better, especially vintage blazers. This striped tweed blazer was the thrift find of the century and I consider it a forever piece. Layer it with some jeans and booties for the ultimate streetwear look.
Mix Work & Play
One way to obtain stand out style is to mix work wear with fun pieces like this super cropped sweater.
You wouldn't believe how many amazing leather pieces you can find at thrift stores. Leather pants, coats, and skirts for a mere fraction of the original price.
When in doubt, LAYER!
Here's another secret! At the end of the season, even thrift stores have sales. Purchase "summer" garments and layer them for epic fall looks.
Play With Silhouettes
The thing about style is that the rules are fluid. You never know what you like or what makes you feel good until you try it.
An easy way to look put together is to wear pieces that are within the same color range. Add pops of a complimentary color for bonus points.
Looking for outfit ideas and shopping retail can be disappointing no matter whether you're plus size, tall, or petite. Remake your old clothes to be just as fun as you! Upcycling thrifted clothes to fit your size and personality is the epitome of designer sustainable fashion. Learn to sew or make trendy no-sew thrift flips with me, Angelina. Join my crew of refashion renegades on YouTube!