Blazers make any outfit look better — more polished, pulled together — it’s just as simple as that.
TIP 1: Keep a keen eye out for well-tailored items, designer labels, wool, silks and other expensive fabrics. These are all key to the piece’s overall longevity.
TIP 2: Never be afraid to update your finds. I splattered bleach over this green and navy number, upping it’s cool quotient considerably.
—–> Necklace: Vintage 1960s Cleopatra necklace $4.00 (GW)
—–> Jacket: Oleg Cassini 1980s vintage jacket $4.00 (GW)
—–> Shirt: Vintage 1970s “Explicative” T-shirt 25 cents (The Attic)
—–> Pants: Cartonnier rainbow embroidered cotton kick flares $2.00 (GW)
Shoes: Via Spiga black leather “Arrow” pumps $4.00 (GW)
Outfit Grand Total: $15.25
Emily Smith is guest columnist for The Free Weekly, stylist, designer, vintage maven, do-it-yourselfer and all-around budget fashionista. She is the owner/ curator of the online vintage boutique, Emily’s Onemanband (etsy.com/shop/emilysonemanband). All of the outfits presented in this column were purchased for a total of $20 or less at a variety of local secondhand stores. Have questions?
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