Be a Collector

For me, I have found the art to buying affordable fashion pieces and making them look more luxe is to really invest the time into finding pieces that will outlast fads and on trend moments.

I like to think of myself as a collector, sort of speak, only in the way that I don’t buy a huge haul of items all at once, but instead I buy things every so often that fit into my style. This makes it easier for me in the long run, because everything magically comes together.

I think the best cure to that “I’ve been shopping all my life and have nothing to wear” feeling is to become a collector, to really think about the new pieces that you buy, to make sure that there’s something in your closet already that you can match it with, and to think about it’s longevity and how it will stand up to time.

“Be a collector, not a shopper”

Every piece of this outfit was selected at different times, even years apart. I bought this fun cactus printed romper about 2 years ago, in the sale racks at Forever21, I collected these earrings 6 months ago, and these slides about 3 months ago.

I love the way this look came together, it was the perfect combination for a hot summer day, and the pops of color were just right. I played off of the bits of yellow in the romper to make this a cohesive look. What I love even more, is that every purchase I made was inexpensive and well thought out.

The romper and earrings are no longer available in store,  I was able to find the exact romper available on Poshmark and some similar earrings to mine, in which I have listed below if you’d like to recreate this look!

 

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Found The exact same romper on Poshmark: (S-L)

 

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Earrings:

 

Slides:

Faux Leather Slides

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