The Senegalese Women's Basketball Team
I've always been a fan of ballin' on a budget. Thrifting is literally a way of life for me and my closest friends. We go on thrift tours and are known to be consistent customers of Good Will (especially in high end neighborhoods, that's where you find the luxe).
My go-to thrift store? Value Village of course! Its a thrifter's dream--a thrifting DEPARTMENT STORE. Its huge. Because I've worked at second-hand stores like Plato's Closet and Buffalo Exchange, I've learned how to examine clothing for the following: signs of wear (fuzzies, fading), holes, tears, rips, smells. The usual. So I know how to choose luxe fabrics and items in the best conditions. The best part about thrifting (other than the prices)? Finding original trends that are current (IE: vintage pieces that are now current trends, but no one has it like you do lol).
I had my "Merlot" shoot with my cousin, Mr. SOC, and the 100% leather trench, body suit and velvet pants are all thrifted from various Value Village stores. The fur collar is a detachable gift from a past NYC internship (not exactly what kind of real fur it is...), while the boots are from Target :)
Velma Rossa and Oliver Asike are the powerful sister-brother duo from Kenya reviving the African thrifting scene.
Literally walking, breathing inspiration, this dynamic duo pushes the envelope by reinforcing that style is executed within the wardrobe of the trendsetter. Velma and Oliver post their fashion happenings and findings throughout their Tumblr page: 2ManySiblings.
Every post is just as breathtaking as the one before. Its so great to see amazing fashion coming from the continent I hold so dear and even more reassuring to find out that thrifting in Kenya is creating a huge wave.
Absolutely loving all the adornments on the neck right now. Definitely something to take to the next level for fall.
Thank you Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style!
When Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, makes a public statement that she's kicking off her signature strappy heels for flats and sneakers [gasp], the world must take notice.
We've seen the Kardashian-Jenner clan lead the pack in this new trend and every "it girl" | blogger | influencer also embrace comfort.
I, personally, love the idea of being comfortable while out and about. Yes, my motto is overdressed > underdressed, however, no one likes the distracting pain of aching feet and struggle-pumping in heels up and down a sidewalk after a fun night.
Here are few celeb tips & inspiration on rocking everything from sneakers, ballerina flats and even integrating comfy men's wear in your cute summer wardrobe---day to night.
May your feet stay happy and struggle-free this entire summer season!