Summer in Autumn/Fall - on a budget.
This is one of the last summer outfits I wore during our really mild early autumn. Wearing sandals at the end of September - what a treat!
Of course, there was the inevitable chill when the sun hid, but I have learned over the years to pack leggings & a vest in my huge bag so I am never caught out during those seasonal changes. Like a girl Scout I am always prepared for fluctuating temperatures, carting around stuff I can take off or put on!
Under this jumpsuit (found a couple of years ago at Byron Bay Market for $30) I was wearing a bra vest and when it got a bit nippy I just added this lovely little cardigan from LK Bennett. Loved a cropped cardi!
You probably know me well enough by now to know that I'm all about the accessories. Anything I can find to dress up an old outfit makes me feel like I've made a real effort to style it up, preferably vintage or pre-loved. I gather little bits and pieces like a Magpie, especially if they're a bargain!
I have a drawer full of headscarves that I've picked up in charity shops, markets & all over the world - so easy to pack for travelling. My vintage sunglasses were bought at retro store Trash Vintage, in Byron Bay, the necklace is vintage from a little shop in Brighton that's long gone. I found the belt on my travels in Bali years ago, the faux leather bag is from Elif Kose in Rottingdean and the sandals are from FitFlop. The only thing missing was an armful of retro bangles which I couldn't wear because we were filming videos!
Not one of these items was bought this year, so I feel quietly smug that I am still getting good use out of clothes & accessories that are at least a few years old! That's what I call styling on a budget. I hope you agree.
Let me know what you do to funk up an old outfit. I always love to hear your comments. Have a great day!