Every time I write those few lines explaining where I got the items of displayed outfit from, I feel ridiculous. Not because I’m ashamed, nor because I don’t want to. I honestly just don’t see the need of pointing it out. You all know by now that my clothes originates mainly from thrift/ second hand, mom’s closet or DIY. My belief is that the place where you got your clothes from matters the least when it comes to style and being fashionable. You can look like million dollars in your 1.50 euro dress, the same way another person can look awfully cheap while dressed in expensive labels from head to toe. The other reason I find it unnecessary is that whether I got something from second hand or as a gift or I made it myself – it’s all one of a kind and it’s gonna be tough finding the exact same piece. However, I’ll keep on writing all of that down for those of you who are interested in knowing that info. Still, I needed to get this out because personally, I’d rather just talk about my inspiration behind the outfit, how to wear specific items and incorporate trends into your personal style, adding jewelry, shoes, etc. You know, the creative process that goes on in my head when getting dressed.
So let us finally step to that part of the post. This particular combo was built around the simple white mesh shirt. I’ve had it for years and it always just sat in the back of my wardrobe since the early 2000’s I think (not really sure about that but it’s definitely been a few years). I recently found it while cleaning out my closet and fell for it again. The simple design, a really good type of net (not too big nor too small), and it’s white – the color of the moment for me. Can be worn with just a great bra underneath + a leather west/jacket thrown over, or the way I chose to style it here. It always had that sporty feel to me so of course I had to wear a baseball cap. To avoid the so-called “headed to the gym” look and add a touch of elegance to the outfit, I opted for sandals instead of sneakers and complimented the black&white combo with bright pink lipstick. Also, don’t be afraid to try new things and mix’n’match. Play with different styles, go overboard, wear a tight black skirt with sporty pieces (wink, wink) – that way you’ll see what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable in.
white top, mesh shirt, skirt – thrifted
DIY studded bag
pointy flats – no brand
baseball cap – no brand
sunglasses – no brand
jewelry – collected over the years