Outfit Review: Themed Social

Recently my sorority had a 2000s themed social. I decided to dig through my wardrobe to find something that would match the energy of the 2000s while still staying true to my normal look.

Here is what I came up with:

For this outfit, I decided to try and rock the low rise jeans for a change. I feel like this was a very staple item in 2000s fashion, and wanted to see if I could try and pull it off. This is of course a very difficult task, as high rise boyfriend jeans are usually more of my go to. I paired these jeans with a white loop belt, a gift to me curtesy of my mother, and matched that white belt energy with my new white platform docs. These docs are the white Jadon boots, currently priced around $180 on amazon, and are a new staple in my wardrobe.

I decided to also add a brandy Melville cheetah turtleneck, the pattern of cheetah used is one that is commonly found on many Brandy pieces, I feel the turtleneck is one of the cuter styles for that pattern. I ended the look with my light blue Adidas bucket hat, found at Urban Outfitters around a little less than a year ago.

Outfit Review: Day Fit for Class

In addition to reviewing things that I find trendy, I will be talking about some of my own outfits and where I got them. This post will be the first in the series. Today I will be reviewing something that I wore to class.

For this outfit, I stayed relatively simple while adding in a highlight piece. For starters I wore my classic thrifted dark blue boyfriend jeans. I found these while thrifting in Sacramento with friends. They were only five dollars. They are pretty lose fit, which is an essential to my wardrobe. I paired these with my normal black hoop belt. This belt is another staple in my wardrobe, I bought it a little over a year ago at the State Fair by my house. These belts are pretty accessible now because they are trendy in the teenage fashion world. I have even seen them being sold at Walmart now for a relatively cheap price.

My mom gave me this cute leopard cheetah tank, so I am not exactly sure where it is from, but I know that leopard pieces are extremely in right now and can easily be found at places like Forever 21 or, if you’re looking for higher quality, Urban Outfitters. Another good place for cheetah print items would be somewhere like Brandy Melville.

Doc Martens are easily a staple item for me in many of my outfits. For this outfit I chose my normal fit black leather ones. I really recommend spending the extra few bucks to get the soft leather docs, I have never gotten blisters from wearing them and they are still in really good condition.

Finally, nothing is complete without a little bit of jewelry. I really like to buy charms at small stores and then put them on chains myself.

The Magic of Thrift Shopping

Growing up, my mom always encouraged me to look for the cheaper option, while still remaining in style. An easy option to do this was to go thrift shopping. This easily became one of my favorite pass times throughout my teen years. If you are looking for a good place to go thrift shopping, the number one place I would recommend is shopping at goodwill. Through thrifting there I have found numerous mom jeans, baggy t shirts, and other finds that I never thought I would be able to get at a thrift store.

My second favorite place to thrift would most likely be Buffalo Exchange. I have often sold some of my clothes to Buffalo Exchange in order to get store credit and purchase some new items. My favorite Buffalo Exchange would have to be the one that is located on Haight Street in San Francisco. A mixture of thrifting as well as the funky Haight street energy makes me happy to be there and it becomes a de-stressing experience.

Here are some key things that you need to look out for when you go thrift shopping:

  1. Make sure you go through every shirt on the rack: A common misconception about thrifting is that you will walk in and everything you see will be cute and stylish. There will definitely be a lot of things that you may not think are your thing. You have to dig deep and look through everything that they have laid out. There are a lot of hidden gems, but you have to look for them.
  2. Be ready to still spend some money: While a thrift store is definitely cheaper than Urban Outfitters or Brandy, if you find a lot of cute items, it still may cost you a little bit of money. It really depends on the thrift store. Some thrift stores carry more high end products, so while they are discounted they are still considered expensive.