Let the kimonos do the job!

If there is one piece of clothing that looks effortless and chic it’s the kimono. When I don’t know what to wear I always add a kimono to my outfit and it does the job. I share with you 4 types of kimonos and ways to wear them and of course always on a budget.

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Fringe kimono from Winners (25$), sport’s bra from La Vie en Rose (5$), leggings from American Apparel (60$) and pink bracelet from Old Navy (5$).

 

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Jacket it up!

For this one I decided to show you how easy and cheap it is to throw a jacket on your outfit to make it look expensive and complete. When I don’t know what to wear or when my outfit looks totally flat I pick a jacket in my closet and a few accessories and I suddenly look more dressed!

For every look I dressed a plain black t-shirt dress so you can see the difference.

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Left: Black t-shirt dress from Ardene (15$). Right: Sleeveless jacket, navy blue with shite stripe from Okeysi (20$), choker necklace from Ardene (3 for 15$) and red lipstick from Kate Von D in color Stiletto.

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Switch ‘n bitch and clothing exchange

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Jeans top from the clothing exchange, grey pants from Forever 21 (26$), earings from Value’s Village (3.99$) and hat from beach shop in LA (12$). 

Clothing exchange

My experience

Last week I went to a clothing exchange event with one of my friend. She heard of this event on a Facebook group filled with people from Montreal interested in tradings. On the group, a girl proposed an evening of clothes swapping at her appartment. We both went. We each brought clothes that we didn’t wear anymore, but that were still nice looking. I brought 19 pieces. At the girl’s place we were about 12 random women from 16 to 40 years old all strangers to eachother. We divided all the clothes in big piles for every sizes (from XS to XL). Six girls at a time we would go through the piles and choose one item, try it on and if we liked it we kept it and let another person sort through the piles and so on. 

The only rule was to get as much pieces as you brought. Since I brought 19 pieces I technically could pick 19, but I only found 7 items I liked. 

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Black sweater from the clothing exchange, shorts from Urban Outfitters (60$), necklaces from Ardene (10$). 

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Wear black/white/grey for an easy and cheap wardrobe

When you need new clothes or you feel like you lost your style my tip for you is to get a few black/white/grey pieces that are cheap. It’s easy to look fancy and expensive with those colors since they are classics and even the cheap brands can’t ruin a little black dress or a v-neck white t-shirt.

So, I listed a few pieces of clothing that you can get in those shades in very cheap stores or in frips.

Essentials in black, white or grey

Turtle neck from Winners, 16$.
Turtle neck from Winners, 16$.

Turtle neck

Wearing a turtle neck is very in right now. I love the professional look it gives. It’s easy to wear with leggings, skirts, pants and even jeans. I love to match them with bright jewellery and a dark lipstick. This one is from winners for as low as 16$, it’s got a low turtle neck, but the high ones are very nice too.

Ivory and black one piece from Dynamite, 35$.
Ivory and black one piece from Dynamite, 35$.

One piece

One pieces are one of my favorite outfit to wear. It looks fancy or casual depending on how you style it. This one from Dynamite is very sexy by being open in the back. I wear it with nothing else since it’s dressy already in my opinion. You could add big silver earings with it or a bunch of wood’s bracelets.

**Tips: It’s way more beautiful to wear this outfit without a bra, I wear silicone stickers on my nipples. It doesn’t move and it looks natural. 

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