Fashion

Wardrobe Refresh

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Jacket [BB Dakota c/o ThredUp]  Sweater [Vince c/o ThredUp]  Jeans [Nordstrom]  Booties [Rag & Bone and here]  Clutch [Louis Vuitton] Earrings [Kate & Moose c/o]  Necklace [Ralph Lauren]  Sunnies [Prada via Shop Ditto- use code: classicandgray for your first month free]

It’ll soon be that time of year again when the weather starts to slowly warm up (praise hands emoji) and we begin transitioning from winter to spring! Every year, I take advantage of March and April to clean out my closet and re-evaluate what is needed. I purge everything that hasn’t been worn recently and pull out the pieces that will help carry my wardrobe into the next season.

One of my fashion guidelines is that typically, unless it’s for a special occasion or an item I can’t live without (you’d be surprised how many of those there are), I splurge on accessories and staples and save when it comes to clothing. I find that I get a lot more wear out of the “finishing touches” so by investing in the pieces that get the most use, I actually dimish the cost per wear. You can easily elevate an outfit from H&M or Forever21 with a quality bag, shoes, or nice pair of sunnies! #fakeittilyoumakeit. When ThredUp approached me about trying out their high-quality online consignment store to refresh my wardrobe for Spring, I realized I could have the best of both worlds. Count me in.

I knew where the gaps were in my wardrobe and found two pieces that I needed to own.

A lightweight jacket is a must-have for any season. I noticed that I had a lot of heavy winter coats and lightweight cargo jackets but not much to bridge the gap. I spotted this BB Dakota Faux Leather Jacket for $35.99 (originally $107) and knew it’d be the perfect addition! I had previously tried on similar styles by this brand and already knew the fit and quality (the faux leather is buttery soft) and the gray color, well…you know I needed it.

I’m also a big fan of Vince clothing but if you’re not familiar with the brand, the price tag can be quite steep. I found this Vince Sweater Tank for $38.99 (originally $190) and absolutely love it! A sleeveless sweater is the perfect transitional piece for multiple reasons. You can layer it in the winter as I’ve done (think open chambray shirt or chunky cardigan) and wear it as-is in the summer! I picture this layered over a lace bralette with white capris or distressed denim shorts and espedrilles.

If you’ve done the math, my jacket and sweater (retail cost $300) originally came to $74.98 on ThredUp but after the 40% discount you get off of your first order upon signing up, my grand total was $56.98, including expedited shipping! YASSSS. Just a fair warning because this is a place of honest opinion; If you checkout on the mobile site like I did and don’t meet the minimum free shipping requirement, under the “shipping options” section, it appears that you only have the choice to select expedited shipping ($11.99.) Although it may not seem like it, you have the option to not check the box, in which you will only be charged the regular shipping price of $5.99. Just a $6 tip 😉

What items are musts in your closet each season?

As always, thanks for reading!

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18 Comments

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    Kristen
    February 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I love that leather jacket!! I also think that your point about elevating less expensive looks with quality accessories is totally on point and a trick of mine as well!! Great post!

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks love! It was the one I was wearing to the mall last week! Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather 🙂 xx

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    thestylelynnkind
    February 29, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I can’t decide what I love more, your jacket or your hair!! Love this look on you babe! Happy Monday! xo, Roselyn

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much Roselyn! I was debating chopping my hair but I don’t think I’m brave enough? Have a great week! Xx

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    georgiemac3
    February 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Such great photos! Georgie xo https://thestyletransplant.wordpress.com

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    Samantha
    March 1, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Great saving!! Those pieces are GORG!! xoxo Samantha

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much, they were both such great finds but there’s a lot more where that came from! Xx

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    stopdropandvogue
    March 1, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I love my BB Dakota leather jacket! They really have such a cute selection. I’m totally digging this look too – you are fabulous!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com/

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Aren’t they great?! I want a solid black one next! Thanks so much for the sweet comments and stopping by Taylor! Xox

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    Stef
    March 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Nice finds! You can also sell to ThredUp if you’re purging!

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you! I’m mailing my first bag this week!! Hopefully it’ll be the first of many because I have so much stuff I need to get rid of? Thanks for stopping by! Xx

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    Kait Elizabeth
    March 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I am so in love with your jacket and your hair!!! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.makeminemaroon.com

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      classicandgray
      March 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend! I laugh when everyone says that because I wear I don’t do anything to it!! I spray It’s A 10 when it’s wet, brush it, and let it dry. Voila! Hope you’re having a good week xox

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    tiarasandsequins
    March 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Wow super fabulous finds!! Thanks for sharing this site, will definitely check them out!

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      classicandgray
      March 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Thank so much, I hope you find something great! xo

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    ruthieridley
    March 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I always look forward to your posts my dear! I love that jacket paired with those boots!!! those sunnies are amazing and your hair…. YES!!!! xo

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      classicandgray
      March 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you for all of your support Ruthie! You’re the best. I hope you’re having a lovely time enjoying some tea and crumpets in England right now- so jealous! xo

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