I’m always cycling pieces through my ever-changing closet—bringing in new-to-me secondhand items mostly from Poshmark or Savers and then donating not oft worn relics back to the latter. When I used to shop primarily at J. Crew and Nordstrom in the past, my wardrobe was full of expensive, brand new in-season pieces making me look like a walking catalogue for S/S or A/W depending on the time of year. Now that I’ve discovered my true style (3 key words being girly, colorful, and layered) through shopping endlessly at thrift stores and secondhand sites, I feel like my outfits are a little more unique and truly representative of who I am. I’m more comfortable adding extra pieces and accessories to my daily looks and experimenting with old items I can style in new ways. This outfit I wore to work a little while back is one of those ideal looks composed of old and new pieces in a layered fashion, not just one dress paired with matching shoes. I created a retro look out of my checkered pink and white dress I got a couple years back from Zara by matching it with similarly colorful pieces for greater pops of color. What is a pop of color considered when it’s the whole outfit? I previously only wore this checkered dress once and paired it with a simple pair of green pointed toe flats and I never thought to wear it any other way. However, I loved the idea of wearing the dress over a top and this bright yellow mock neck from H&M gives old school diner colors over new fast fashion (can’t I joke?). The colors are bright as anything in this look, so of course I needed to add perfectly matching bright pink hair clips and my holy grail lemon-colored Mary Jane shoes from MaryJaneTbilisi over white frilly socks. The outfit is a perfect representation of my style today with it’s fun and whimsical feel using as much color as possible (following an almost equally colorful look)!