Thrifty Look Book - Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia

Thrifty Look Book – Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, in today’s post I wanted to share with you a little lookbook I put together, I was hoping to actually take this on location, but with the weather lately and have been unwell I wasn’t able to. Maybe when the weather gets a bit nicer I’ll get a chance to do some photos on location.

I’m hoping to do a blog post in a couple of weeks all about my set up and what I use to take my photos. So keep an eye out for that, for now, let’s get into this post.

This lookbook has a more wintery theme and shows off my unique style and how I like to style my thrifted finds. My aim was to use all second-hand items, I think there may have ended up being a couple of things in there that were purchased new many years ago but for the most part, I tried to stick to that theme.

Thrifty Look Book - Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia
Outfit Details:
Jacket: ASOS (thrifted)
Dress: Angie (thrifted)
Shoes: Ruby Shoes (Purchased New, a few years ago)
Accessories: Unknown

I recently posted some tips for thrifting or op-shopping as we call it here in Australia, you can check it out here if you’re interested.

Today I wanted to talk about how I like to style my outfits, I usually go for an effortless, casual style. I like to be comfortable but still look put together, if that makes sense.

Thrifty Look Book - Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia
Outfit Details:
Jumper: Hot Options (given)
Skirt: Unknown (thrifted)
Hat: Unknown (thrifted)
Scarf: Unknown (thrifted)
Boots: Vintage Doc Martens (thrifted)

I mostly wear jeans or leggings but I also like to wear skirts or dresses occasionally. I enjoy pairing my jeans or skirt with a band t-shirt for a casual look.

I mostly stick to neutrals like grey or black but add in a pop of colour, I particularly enjoy jewel tones because its a bit of colour but not in your face and I feel like these are probably colours that would suit most people.

Thrifty Look Book - Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia
Outfit Details:
Tshirt: Metallica (thrifted)
Jacket: ICE (thrifted)
Jeans: Rusty (thrifted)
Boots: Vintage Doc Martens (thrifted)
Hat: Unknown (thrifted)

I love pairing one of my motorcycle/ biker jackets with any outfit, they are comfortable but give my outfit a bit of an edge. I have them in several different colours but my go to’s are often my cream or black ones, I feel like they go with pretty much every outfit.

I will often wear something just above my size because in winter I can easily wear a jumper (hoodie) or layers underneath without feeling suffocated or too much tightness around the arms.

Thrifty Look Book - Styling Thrifted Fashion | Life Of Dahlia
Outfit Details:
Jacket: ASOS (thrifted)
Tshirt: Labyrith (thrifted)
Boots: Vintage Doc Martens (thrifted)
hat: Unknown (thrifted)

For Shoes, I will often wear boots (like my vintage docs) or converse style shoes with most outfits, I like to wear shoes that are comfortable but still look pretty cool. I find that these styles go with most of my outfits.

Accessories are hard actually I don’t wear them often but in the cooler weather, I love wearing a beany or scarf if I’m going out it the cold. or wearing a hoodie underneath my jacket if its particularly cool and I need the extra warmth.

What are your go-to’s for the winter weather? How do you like to style your outfits? let me know below

I hope you enjoyed this post, I can’t wait to plan my next lookbook and share it with you. Coming soon like I mentioned at the beginning of this post I’ll be chatting about my photography and blogging set up really soon.

I have lots going on at the moment and I’m trying not to stress myself out too much so I’m feeling like I need a time out for self-care.

I hope to post again soon. If you have any questions about things you would like to know about like how I edit my photos, or what I use to take them, let me know in the comments.


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Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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