Dress: thrifted, Jeans: vintage Calvin Klein (+DIY), Shoes: Shoedazzle, Earrings: Old Navy
Photography by Christopher Cain
If my closet could consist solely of vintage denim pieces, I would be the happiest girl. I love it nearly as much as I love wearing black, and honestly, that's saying a lot.
I found these vintage Calvins on Ebay a couple of years ago, and I've worn them quite a lot since then, but my favorite piece as of late is this denim wrap dress I found at Buffalo Exchange for $10! I wanted to wear it solo, you know, like a regular dress, but I was curious what this might look like styled with jeans underneath, so I gave it a whirl, and boom, it was love at first sight!
The buttons on the side sold me when I first tried it on—I wish I could express how excited I was to find this, but just trust me, I was super stoked. Mainly, I was excited because I haven't seen anything like it on anyone this summer, so it truly feels one-of-a-kind. That feeling is addictive, and it's the main reason I spend so much time thrifting—if you are patient, it pays off.
I added these lace-up suede sandals from Shoedazzle (style: Malaya), which modernize this all-denim vintage lovefest. They're actually pretty comfortable, in addition to being really cute, which is key for me, since I love heels, but I hate when I can't walk in them for more than a few minutes before my feet start to hate me.
Speaking of modern accessories, I'm obsessed with my earrings from... Old Navy! I'm not sure they're available anymore, as I got these a couple of months ago, but definitely keep your eyes peeled for accessories from there, they've definitely been stepping up their game recently.
I guess the point of all of this is, keep your options open for places to shop—style doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, just be open and creative and you can come up with some cool looks that cost nearly nothing.