The thrifted red leather skirt that transformed my wardrobe.
Not to sound dramatic, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a new piece of clothing in awhile. Maybe it’s because most of my casual summer outfits fall into the monochromatic category, but needless to say, I’m pretty pumped about incorporating a pop of red to spice up my looks (and Instagram feed, let’s be honest).
I actually thrifted this whole look–almost–from one of my favorite spots in LA, Wasteland. I used to be super frustrated by thrift stores because I’m not a very patient person, but I also do like a bit of a challenge when it comes to finding unique pieces. I’m always searching the sale or “last of” section because there’s something exciting about finding something that no one else has. You guys know how it goes. Even if I’m trying to hop on a trend, I always like to at least try and find something that fits the theme but has a vintage or unique feel to it. The more I browse around on Instagram, the more I keep finding myself loving all the color blocking happening. Collage Vintage and Rocky Barnes have seriously been killing it with this lately! I have such a girl crush on both of them, so thank you for being consistent sources of inspo for me :).
No surprise, Wasteland makes it pretty easy to find those statement vintage pieces. Awhile back, I actually spotted this french tee by Reformation, and I decided to hold off. I went back the next day to pick it up, and it was gone–I was a little too upset about it in all honesty. About a month later, I went back into Wasteland for my monthly trip, and I saw it! As someone who’s been living in casual summer outfits, these relaxed tees have been my go-to. The first actually means “I don’t care” in English, which is kind of ironic considering I care about everything like way too much. No harm in pretending to be chill for a hot sec. The bag was literally $7 from h&m, and I’m in love with the metal detailing! I’m a big fan of working with more than one statement, so these red shoes felt like the perfect fit to finish off this outfit. You’ll be seeing a lot of them on my Instagram!
The second tee was so stupid I thought it was funny. Mostly, it was one of the comfiest tops I threw on by Wildfox, so I just couldn’t pass it up. I also figured the dark blue would be a nice complement to the red leather skirt with light denim heels. I was definitely feeling very accidentally patriotic in this look. What are your favorite red pieces this season?? Share below!