We’re all guilty of buying some sequin-covered, statement-making dress/skirt/top that promptly gets stashed in our closet crevices the morning after the Christmas party, never to be worn again. I know I have a certain silver mini-skirt that has been collecting dust in my dresser for the past three years (cringe).
This year, I’m saving the sequins and combining some of my favorite vintage pieces to create an effortlessly chic holiday party look. Buying items that are secondhand is the most sustainable way to shop, as no additional resources or energy were used to create it AND you may be saving it from ending up in a landfill.
The key to vintage that’s glamorous enough for a festive soirée is all about fabric content. My red turtleneck is 100% cashmere from Ralph Lauren, skirt is 100% leather from the 80’s, and the blazer is 100% handwoven Scottish wool from Harris Tweed. Each one looks amazing on its own (and will undoubtedly be worn countless times before the season is over) but become holly jolly status when paired together.
I collected these gems from local thrift stores over the past few years, all costing a fraction of what these high-quality items would new. I realize not everyone loves hunting down hidden treasure in crowded racks as much as I do, so I found some very similar items on Poshmark and Etsy! Just click through to the Pinterest board I created at the bottom of the page. Hurry because there’s only one of everything (for obvious reasons).
Turtleneck – Vintage, Blazer – Vintage, Skirt – Vintage, Shoes – Rag & Bone, Backpack – Filbert, Hat – Club Monaco