Thrifting Finds: tweed skirt 2 ways

Monday, February 15, 2016 0 , ,

Okay, I’ve talked a lot about my rules for thrifting a capsule wardrobe for 12 months, and some of my challenges so far, so I think it’s high time I start showing you some of the things I have found!

I’m happy with my success so far. At the beginning of this challenge, I was genuinely worried that I wouldn’t find enough pieces I liked to build a capsule wardrobe. I think it’s safe to say that’s a fear that won’t come to fruition.

First up, let’s talk about this Zara tweed skirt. I have always had a thing for tweed. It adds texture to any outfit, and as long as the cut is modern, I love a little tweed in my wardrobe!

This skirt practically jumped off the rack and into my cart a few weeks ago at the local Best Thrift Store, and I took it home with me for $6! I have a black and white tweed skirt from the LOFT that I’ve worn for years, and even though this black and gray one will serve a similar purpose, I decided to get it since my other skirt is such a staple in my capsule.

This skirt will go with pretty much anything, but here are two of the ways I will be wearing it:

Thrifting a capsule wardrobe: Zara skirt, jacket, and boots all thrifted!

Outfit details: Tweed skirt: thrifted/$6, Jacket: thrifted/$3, Boots: thrifted/$9, Purse: H&M, Earrings: Etsy/gift, Bracelet: flea market

Thrifting a capsule wardrobe--Jeneric Generation

Outfit details: Tweed skirt: thrifted/$6, Fringe Top: Anthropologie (old), Cardigan: Thrifted/$2, Ankle Boots: Target (old), Necklace: Target (old)

Thrifting challenge: If you feel a little lost while thrifting, narrow your focus. Spend your energy on finding just one item of clothing that will add texture and interest to your wardrobe: a denim jacket, a tweed skirt (of course), or a layered lace top.

More on my capsule wardrobe coming soon! Have you been thrifting lately? What have you found?


P.S. You better get used to this green wall as my outfit-photos back drop. I am not real big on taking outfit photos in public, but this tiny corner of green is hidden from the public eye, and thus, a safe place. :-P

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