As I not-so-patiently wait for spring weather to arrive (and then stay for more than a week at a time), I’ve been working on getting my spring wardrobe into shape. After leaving my corporate job, I don’t have to wear office attire anymore, so I’ve culled my closet quite a bit and kept only the things I really like to wear.
A close look at my favorite pieces reveals that most of the time I like to wear, in a word, basics. More specifically, loose, flowy tops in neutral colors, and fitted, stretchy jeans. It seems kind of boring, but there are tons of variations I can do with this general theme when I change up my jewelry, accessories, and shoes. (And boy, do I have a lot of shoes.)
The opportunity to work with thredUP for this post came up, and I decided not to fight my style preferences and go with high-quality pieces I knew I’d wear often. I love that at thredUP I can get excellent quality secondhand clothing for a song, and it’s even better than in-store consignment shopping because I can easily sort by brand, size, color, and price range! HEAVEN.
As you can see above, my “basic” thredUP picks arrived at my house adorably packaged in a polka dot box. Inside, everything was wrapped neatly in tissue and individually labeled with thredUP tags. So fun!
I chose two neutral tees, one gray and one black. The gray one is by the highly-coveted brand Vince. and is super, super soft with a casual vibe. The black one is by Cardigan and has mesh sleeves and a cut-out racerback design which I think can go either dressy or casual.
I also picked out a pair of gray jeans (by The Limited, a brand I already wear and love) as well as the wild card of this shopping spree – a black wide legged jumpsuit.
The thing I’m most excited about is this ridiculously cute jumpsuit. I’ve been wanting a jumpsuit or romper for the longest time but the practical gal in me has always pushed it to the back of the “to-buy” list. When I saw this one on thredUP, I had to go for it.
A drawstring waist and the fact that it’s black and won’t get stained by my post-competition tan make it the perfect outfit to wear when I get to grub on some real food after my upcoming competition. Yasssss kween. I also think it’d be great for a nighttime dinner date. Maybe some wine on a patio. Definitely something romantic.
For the next outfit, I’m wearing the gray The Limited jeans with the Cardigan black tee. I wore them with a metallic necklace and some super pointy mules for a rocker vibe.
And the final look features the Limited jeans again, but this time paired with the gray tee by Vince. With this funky two-toned scarf and some badass boots, this is the kind of look I’d wear to see live music at a bar.
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