6 non-thrifted wardrobe essentials I’m wearing right now

These retail finds have been in heavy rotation in my wardrobe lately. They are the ultimate essentials! Shop below.

Old Navy Pixie Ankle Pants

I used to wear the Harper cut from Old Navy but the Pixie quickly became my new favorite. If you’re short, I highly recommend the petite length. They hit at just the right spot on my ankle.

#RealSimpleThrifting: Classic Trench with a Burst of Yellow

The #RealSimpleThrifting style challenge is back! I took some time off to focus on the podcast but we’re back just in time for spring style. Are you up for the challenge? Grab a magazine, go to a thirft store and try to replicate your favorite looks! Share your finds using the tag #RealSimpleThrifting.

Camel Coat

Effortlessly chic, camel coats never go out of style. And because of that classic pieces like these are thrift store staples. Their built-to-last material give them a long shelf life and so they are constantly given new life with each new secondhand shopper. I almost always spot at least one men’s or women’s vintage camel coat at secondhand stores.

How to create a fall color palette

TBH, I was completely over summer fashion by say, July. Maybe it’s because I was still adjusting to postpartum life, hormones got me feeling hot all the time, or just the lack of creativity I was feeling. Β I was so pumped for fall clothing I switched out my closet in August. Here are my go-to tips for making the transition a fun and seamless one:
Take inventory of what you already have.

Kitsch Purses

No shame in my phone-shaped purse game! I keep these kitsch-type purchases to a minimum, knowing I can only wear a bubble gum pink purse so many times. But I do love collecting a few that make me smile.

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Colorful Moto Jackets

A black moto jacket is a staple in my wardrobe but I can’t resist a colorful one! I love to browse secondhand stores for jackets that are already broken in but there are so many affordable ones online too. Check out my favorite selections around the web below. Scroll down to see how I’ve worn my jackets for style inspiration.

Trends I Love: Bodysuits

I’ve been buying cap-sleeve body suits in solid black to layer underneath complicated straps or shirts that show too much of my bra. I get the kind that clasp at the bottom, have a nice stretch to them, and hug my body, which then can serve as shape wear as well! Locally, I picked one up at TJ Maxx but I also bought another one online as well.

Lemon Print Trend

The first lemon print piece I thrifted was a top from the Goodwill Lakemore store for 75 cents. I was totally inspired by this print the year after Ann Taylor released a stunning lemon print collection for spring. Not wanting to splurge, I held off until I could find something at the thrift store. I’ve always loved this print for summer. It’s fresh, clean, and fun.