Tie-Dye's Gothic Uncle

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Sam 0 Comments

There's just something so 'fuck it' about acid wash that I love. I like to think of it as tie-dye's weird goth uncle. 

The best part of this outfit is that every single thing was purchased secondhand. Some of it was through Poshmark, some of it from thrift stores near my house. I really love that secondhand fashion is trendy these days. It's so much better for the environment than spending money at fast fashion retailers. I also find the act of secondhand shopping infinitely more satisfying than browsing the mall. There's nothing quite like sifting through racks and finding that one amazing piece that's so authentically you for a fraction of what you'd pay retail. For example, this McQ Alexander McQueen sweater I'm wearing would retail close to $300. I bought it at Buffalo Exchange for $20. There's no universe in which I could ever afford to purchase a McQueen except the universe where I'm a thrift store queen. 

One of my goals this year is to bring the secondhand ratio of my closet to about 95%. If I can keep creating outfits like this, that won't be a problem at all. How do you feel about shopping secondhand? If it's not your thing, what's holding you back? 

And please note my obligatory sunglasses photo. The sun decided to peak out for 2.5 seconds of my photo shoot and we've been sunless for about 3 months here in the PNW. I couldn't say no!

Recreate this Look (items marked with * were purchased secondhand):

Black size zip sweater*, McQ Alexander McQueen (similar)

Acid Wash leggings*, Rock & Republic (similar)

Black zipper boots*, Michael Kors (similar)

Wishbone necklace*, Marc Jacobs (similar)

Black sunglasses*, Perverse (similar)