Then there was the vest phase... my freshman year of high school, I had these retro vests I would layer over my outfits. They were actually pretty cool because they were vintage and were handed down to me from my grandpa. But, sadly, somewhere along the way, I lost interest in the vests and gave them away. Hands down my biggest fashion mistake was giving away those vests. Not only because of their sentimental value, but they fit perfectly (my grandpa is a slight man) and were the perfect combo of menswear mixed with my girly style. I've learned my lesson. If something goes out of style, but I still really love it, I'll hold on to a couple of my favorite items for when fashion comes full circle again.
Several weeks ago, a good friend handed down to me a denim vest. It was way cute (AND still had the tags on!) but I wasn't sure I could pull it off nearly 20 years later. I sort of just stashed it away in my closet until yesterday. I looked it over and decided maybe I could pull off a modified "hippie" look with it...
vest: GAP hand-me-down
blouse: super old
jeans: The Limited thrifted
necklace: gift from a friend
shoes: Lucky Brand thrifted
It was actually fun to put together an outfit from my past with a few modern twists...and of course thrifted and free is always a winner in my book!
What about you? Did you go through any fashion 'phases'? Have you revisited a style from your past?