I get obsessed with certain trends just like any other person would. Just because I buy secondhand doesn’t mean that I can’t find trendy items, you know. But lately I’ve been looking to the past for some clothing inspiration. Actually, I’ve been stuck on a classic. My latest thrift obsession is… drumroll, please…
I’m going to be completely with you guys. I have absolutely no idea how this thrift obsession started. Recently I went on a spur-of-the-moment thrift trip with one of my friends. We tried tons of different items on and had an overflowing cart filled with everything from dresses and jeans to jackets and sweaters. I ended up with three blazers at the end of the night.
Like I said before, this thrift obsession came out of nowhere. I have never been a fan of blazers before. I’ve been extremely drawn to them lately, for some odd reason unbeknownst to me. My closet went from having exactly one formal blazer that had never been worn to having five of them in all different colors for fall.
The thrift obsession was in major swing this weekend. Now that the weather is getting colder, I’m finding them super useful. Fun fact about me: I hate to wear coats. I don’t like being too hot, so the thin, easily removable layers have been the perfect way to ease into cold weather.
As a girl who steers clear of color at all costs, I shocked myself when I bought this. I typically stick to neutral colors. Olive green is about as crazy as my wardrobe usually gets. But, ever since watching the Netflix documentary Iris, I’ve been drawn to more colorful pieces. I didn’t think in a million years that I’d be rocking blazers though.
Everyone look at me like I was insane when I picked this jacket off the rack. There was just something about the striped blazer that made me need it. The pajama look is so in right now, and those are the vibes I got from this piece. It’s extremely thin too, so it’s easy to layer without getting too hot. There’s one other major reason why I decided to take a chance on the jacket.
The striped blue and white blazer was $2.50.
It’s hard not to take a chance on the item for that price. That’s one of the reasons I love to thrift so much. You can try out tons of different looks for way less. I think the risk definitely paid off this time.
There’s just one downside to my most recent thrift obsession — shoulder pads. I’ve gotten very used to cutting the extra padding out of jackets. A little too comfortable actually. I find at least one item during every thrift trip that has shoulder pads in them. I’m going to chalk it up to being an old soul and call it a day.
Should pads are an easy fix. Just cut two pieces of string and suddenly the item is brand new. Shoulder pads are an ’80s trend, in case you’re not familiar. They’ve been around for much longer than that, but the era is when it really grew to be a statement. It’s basically just a few layers of padding that makes your shoulders look more refined. Not the cutest trend, if you ask me. I’m much more of a ’90s fashion fan, if you don’t already know that.
The second blazer of the weekend was much different than the first. This coral blazer is made out of wool, while the other is made of cotton. Either way, I’m just as obsessed with it. I really wish I could tell you guys where this thrift obsession is coming from. I’m thinking that this might just become my new winter jacket. It also helps that it was a price that I couldn’t pass up.
The coral blazer was a cool $4.
This is another color that I would never see myself wearing. I knew this jacket was meant to be in my closet though. First off, it was a jacket that I actually wanted to wear. Second, it looked great with the outfit that I was wearing when I tried it on.
What do you guys think of my new thrift obsession? Are there any trends that you have been loving lately? I’m constantly looking for new fashion inspiration. I’d love to hear where you get yours from in the comment section!