I have always liked a sort of urban/vintage mix. Here is an example of two girls who got it so RIGHT it hurts:
Vintage clothes are just cooler. There's no way to reach this sweet level of style w/o incorporating some vintage/second hand clothes. I love how vintage/second hand shopping may finally be becoming mainstream. Many popular (independent & woman owned *BONUS*) started out as vintage shops and/or still incorporate vintage sections in their online store. Ex. Nasty Gal They are independently owned and run by a woman, they incorporate vintage and new, and they now design many of their own looks. It's like, even if you do want a 'new' something, or something 'trendy' (anybody ever covet some of those JC's, my friend?), why not buy them from the little guy (lady!) instead???
Another little shop I like is ShopJeen. This is a relatively new small company founded by a young woman who often works with small, independent designers, including many Etsy designers. How cool is that? I bought my Cheap Monday cut out boots from her store when she was having one of her massive 70% off sales!! Shown in this post here.
I've been a bit lazy with my style lately. Remixing my easy go-to items a lot.
Dress (thrifted) already shown in this post here, jacket, Patricia Field, (thrifted) already shown here, and shoes here, here, here...
here & here)?
Probably time for me to get some work done now ;)
Hopefully I'll be able to show a couple of my fun new finds soon!