How to mix & match thrifted clothes with your wardrobe

Hi ladies!

Ok, so today I'm breaking down how I style and incorporate my thrifted/vintage pieces with my full retail clothes. 

You're probably thinking how the hell do I get an entirely thrifted closet if you're new to thrifting? Well the good news is you don't have to. You can have the best of both worlds!  I enjoy a nice shopping sesh at TJ Maxx or ASOS like anyone else, especially if it involves a sale :)

Here's a few things to keep in mind when incorporating your thrifted/vintage finds with your existing closet or newer pieces.  The awesome thing about having a mixed closet is that you can use the same technique for your thrifted & retail pieces a la I.AM.GIA (which I'm really digging).

Pick Neutrals: This is the easiest trick in the book, choosing neutral colors will allow you with the perfect canvas for mixing & matching all the pieces in your closet. You'll find it's so much easier to incorporate vintage pieces with your existing closet or newer items you pick up when they are in neutral colors. Think black, white, tan, and even metallics like silver & black.

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Mix (trendy) + match (vintage): This is what I really love about thrifting, it doesn't limit you to your wallet or how often your personal style changes. Did you recently buy an amazing pair of black skinnies from the thrift? Add a checkered blazer or a chunky knit or vice versa if these are thrifted items already in your closet and you're eyeing a pair of black jeans. The point here is not to limit yourself (in styling & in life!).

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Stick to basics: I've found that my coolest outfits always incorporate a staple from either of my closets (vintage/retail) i.e. jeans, a button up or sneakers. I love vintage denim... ok, I'm obsessed with it actually so I find myself always grabbing my thrifted jeans and pairing it with some of my trendier pieces. 

How do you like mixing & matching your closet? Let me know!

Araceli V.