Spring is a perfect time to figure out if you want to stick with the strictly business look or go for spring business casual. This is Ally Jackson, a BYU-Idaho University student, and she put together an outfit that works for her professional side of school life. Ally is always looking for pieces that she can put together for any type of situation. And of course, she’s always looking for those bargain pieces. “I love finding good deals.” says Ally, ” The blazer was $10 on clearance and the pants were $13. It’s so fun to find something that fits right, looks good and is a bargain!” The key to Ally’s outfit is that her blazer gives her a trimming look and shape.
Lace Shirt: Dress Barn
The cold winter is finally over, but we can guarantee there are going to be some chilly spring days. I caught up with my friend Alyssa Frazier, who has a not so secret place to get cheap light sweaters for these brisk days. “The men section at thrift stores!” Alyssa said, “You can find cute unique looks from grandpa sweaters to cool vests.” The funnest part of thrift shopping and our big tip for today is to go and experiment. Experiment with crazy jackets, flannels and button ups. Don’t be afraid to look through the crazy dresses because you might just find a kooky dress just for you. It’s amazing how many creative pieces you can find that are plus size, affordable and cute.
Alyssa is wearing a green sweater from a local D.I. (thrift store), and she loves to tuck in the front part of her sweater so she can show some curves. “You want to make sure that you don’t look frumpy. Just because the clothes look old, doesn’t mean they have to look old on you.”
“This is my favorite thrift outfit”. Alyssa is wearing a collared print long sleeve and a vest from the men’s department of the same D.I.. A cool way to make your thrift items look trendy is to combine pieces together. It also can help you make your outfit look flattering on you. “I wear the vest on top of this shirt because the shirt has a lot of prints on it.” Alyssa said, “The prints kind of distort my figure and the vest gives me a shape.”
Last Tip: Just remember to be patient while looking for the right size and look in places that are out of your comfort zone.