requested by mackenzie k.
Today’s post is all about my current favorite denim. Watch the video above to see how I style them and for a better idea of fit. I’m really enjoying making videos like this so let me know if you think they are helpful! All outfit details are linked as well as multiple options for each denim style. Happy reading!
Topshop Straight Leg Jeans $75 -$80
I absolutely love this pair of denim. They are a high rise, straight leg, cropped jean. I wrote a post all about them here. They will make your butt look BOMB, I promise. In the winter, you can style with a sock boot (like I did here) so your ankles won’t freeze off. In the summer they look so chic paired with a pointed pump. I linked my exact pair as well as others that are so ca-yute below! Also, side note, my leather jacket was thrifted for $40 ($800 new omg) but I linked the gold hardware version below as well as others that won’t assault your bank account.
Topshop Jamie Jeans $75
My all time favorite skinny jeans. They are a mid-high rise cropped skinny jean. I’m wearing a size 26 x 30 and am petite and they still fit cropped. I have these in so many different washes and have been wearing this style since 2015. They hold up amazingly well wash after wash, so definitely worth the price tag. This look is my typical work outfit (minus the tittie tee lol). These are the perfect jean to wear with a over the knee boot (wearing my favorite Goodnight Macaroon pair) or with a bootie or mule. I’ve linked my exact blazer, boot, and jean below. My tee is sold out but I linked a few other tees that are adorable.
Levi’s 501 Skinny $98
I’ve had these jeans for about a year and absolutely love them. They are a mid-high rise jean with a vintage fit. They have no stretch to them so they feel like a real pair of denim. I sized down to a 25 x 30 for a more snug fit but I would say typically people actually size up in these. I want the black wash of these so bad.The sweater I’m wearing is thrifted but I linked some other color blocked options below as well as 9 pairs of Levi’s 501 Skinnys. These tend to be out of stock often so I linked 3 separate retailers that carry them so you can find your size/ wash.
Target Wild Fable Mom Jean $22-$25
I have the black distressed version below and really love them! Wearing here. I haven’t had them very long to speak to how they wear over time but they are so affordable, even if they only last a year I think they are worth it. I’m wearing a size 2.
H&M Divided Super Skinny $19.99
For $19.99, these jeans ROCK. I first bought a pair in college and wore them for years and years (until my booty got too big to wear that pair lol). They hold up tremendously. Sizing runs small (as all H&M stuff does) so I go between a 4-6 in these. Definitely worth a try!
There is nothing new about style, it is always a trend from years past that has come back around. That is why thrifting is the absolute best. I shot a few looks on how you can style second hand items to breathe new life into them. In today's look I focused on accessories. I picked up this baker boy hat for $3.00 and it looks almost identical a black one from H&M. Black belts with gold or silver hardware are an amazing staple to have in your closet to pair with high waisted jeans or cinch a flowy dress at the waist. We've all seen the black and gold Gucci belt that it seems every blogger has. I achieved a similar look with this one I snagged a few months back for $2.00. And how cool is that chain detail? Anyway, I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks on where I go to thrift/ how I sort through thousands of items.
1. Shop at smaller local thrift stores
Smaller local thrift stores are my favorite places to thrift. Although you can find gems at big thrift stores like Salvation Army and Volunteers of America, I often get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of items they have. I've found at a smaller store, they tend to carry items that are actually years old instead of a Charlotte Russe top that was thrown into a giveaway pile.
2. Don't forget about the accessories
I rarely have the the patience to sort through the racks and racks of clothes, so for the most part I narrow my search to accessories. The majority of the bags and belts in my closet came from thrift stores. In this look alone, my hat, earrings, bag, and belt were all thrifted!! Also, I've found the cutest handkerchief scarves at thrift stores.
3. Go in with a plan
If you want to hit up the bigger thrift stores, enter with a plan. At Salvation I check out the bags, belts, sweaters, denim, and blouses. I occasionally check out skirts, dresses, and men's t-shirts. Because everything is organized by color, I only go to sections of colors I typically wear. This cuts the selection at least by half. Also, keep in mind items you have been wanting to purchase. For example, I live and die by my black turtleneck and have been wanting some other colors. While I was at SA the other day I came across a brownish orange color perfect for my neutral collection. And it was only 99 cents. Like, come on!! You can’t beat that.
More thrifting posts coming this week :) Thanks for stopping by friends!!!