You know what I love about thrift store shopping, FABRICS. I can usually count on finding a variety of unique prints. Even if the prints are a little wacky and I might be on the fence, I’ll purchase it.
Chances are, if I hesitate it’ll be gone! A mistake I won’t make again, I will never forget how amazing that print was…..I missed out and it’s too tragic to think about.
Lucky for me, I learnt my lesson which is why I didn’t hesitate to snatch up this tropical print.
Operation Tropical Kimono
Diy Hack: use your old clothing to trace out new patterns! I used my old kimono cardigan.
If you’ve read my previous post, (how diy’s can build confidence) you’ll know I like to use old clothing as patterns.
It was meant to be
Fast forward to my next thrift trip, I came across this teal beauty!
This teal color instantly evoked feelings of laying in the sun on a striped lounge chair nestled by the sea.
I was convinced this minty teal was would pair perfectly with tropical kimono! I told myself if it didn’t work out, I could always donate the hat.
The fun part, styling!
Since the print is pretty bright and bold, I wanted to keep everything else pretty neutral. I went with a black tank top, a pair of comfy denim shorts, and neutral sandals.
Sadly winter is coming, so this outfit will have wait until next summer, but that’s okay!
Today I got to pretend I was on a summer getaway, and that was fun.