3 Ways to Style a White Shirt

I'm sure all you guys have a white t-shirt laying around your closet, if not it's easy to find one in any store. A white shirt is such an essential in my wardrobe and if it's not in yours, it soon will be!

I'm going to show you 3 different ways I style a white shirt with a pair of denim jeans.

Way #1:
Throw on a trench coat. Since the year is getting cool again, you'll be needing to keep warm with your favorite trench coat! Just tuck in your white tee with a pair of denim and there ya go. You have a nice outfit that is easy to throw on. No problem.

3 Ways to Style a White Shirt- Another Thursday
3 Ways to Style a White Shirt- Another Thursday

Way #2:
Have a leather jacket? Just throw on this jacket with a white tee, and again you have another classy and fashionable outfit. Personally, this is my favorite outfit to wear. Moving on, I tucked in my white top like I did in the last outfit, and belted this look off.

3 Ways to Style a White Shirt- Another Thursday
3 Ways to Style a White Shirt- Another Thursday
3 Ways to Style a White Shirt- Another Thursday

Way #3: 
Throwing on any style of jacket is such an easy way to create many different outfits, but let's say you decide not to put on a jacket/ trench coat. You now have a limp boring t-shirt, but don't worry. By just tucking in a white tee into your jeans or bottoms gives off a stylish look to a simple shirt. You can even tie the shirt into a knot, and you have yet another way to put a stylish twist on something so simple!

A white tee is such an essential and is so easy to style up or down. By knotting the top as it is, or pairing it with a jacket gives off a simple twist to a yet another simple and fashionable outfit. I wish you the best on your next fashion adventure.

-Another Thursday
 

Why I Am Over Fashion.

Fast fashion, what is it? Fast fashion emphasizes the production of fashion trends quickly and cheaply for the consumer. For example, Forever 21, H&M, Primark and so on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of Forever 21 and those brands I mentioned above. However, I’m sure it’s not just me, but I am so tired of fast fashion.


I’ve gone through the cycle of investing my time and money getting these trendy pieces, for a good price. Remember when choker lace-up shirts were such a big hit a few years ago? Yes me too, I  was a huge fan of the trend, but then the next season they were out and I haven’t worn those pieces since, in fact, I donated them. That cycle just repeats every single season, a new trend comes in and the next is out. It’s exhausting. I’m constantly getting rid and then buying new pieces in replace to keep up with the fast fashion trends.


I’m becoming less enthusiastic to buy into these trends. I don’t wear half the clothes in my closet because they are considered “out of style”, so one of my goals this year is to clean out my wardrobe and create a somewhat sustainable and minimal wardrobe to get away from fast fashion.


These are the steps I’m taking to create a more functional and timeless wardrobe


01 Evaluate

Evaluate the items you wear all the time & the ones you don’t. I have a clothing rack where I hang all my favorite sweaters, coats, etc on, and I realized that I rarely go in my closet to pick out an outfit. Instead, I only wear the pieces on my clothing rack. But why do I only stick to those few particular pieces? Because they are timeless, neutral, and will always be in style. I just rotate that wardrobe weekly and just style them differently. Which for me made me realize that I have sooo many items of clothing that I don’t wear and need because they are cheaply made (so they get worn out fast), use up space, and just don’t make sense to have. Leading up to my next step.


02 Cleanse


Clear out your wardrobe of pieces that you haven’t worn in a year. For me that ended up being a lot of the trendy items in my wardrobe, things like those choker lace-up tops or a really and I mean really cropped cropped tops (don’t get me wrong I loved cropped sweaters, shirts, anything but they aren’t really timeless). Get rid of pieces that are out of style, on the trendy side, and that is not the best made. I know that this can be really difficult to just throw out a lot all of your clothes.  But just think about the weight being lifted from your chest after cleansing out years and years of trends and clothing styles you lived through. You don’t have to get rid of ALL your clothing just the ones that have no use and provide sustainability in your life.

03 Re-Evaluate


Now that I have and hopefully you as well did a deep cleansing of your closet, it’s time to look at the pieces you now have and the ones you don’t. What I mean is do an overview of the major, core, and sustainable (key word in this post) items that you need. The Essentials. For me, I love writing and putting my thoughts down on paper. So I suggest to break it down into for sections, each for one season. From there write down the items you do have and the items you need. ( I will be creating a post for the key items you need for a minimalist wardrobe) For example: for winter I have a leather jacket, multiple pairs of good denim, and a wool scarf. But what I do need and see that fits into this wardrobe is a brown camel coat. Just like that, break things down into categories and write it down, create mood boards, it should be fun not stressful.


The whole point in getting rid of my clothes is to create a wardrobe where I don’t have to worry about being out of style, and where I am able to invest in nice pieces that will last me a lifetime, not a season. I want to create sustainability. Don’t get me wrong I will still shop at Forever 21 and maybe get a trendy piece. But the difference is I won’t invest in many, and it won’t make up the majority of my closet like it did in the past.  I'm learning to be more aware of the products im buying and how long they last and feel, it will be somewhat of a lifestyle change, but i'm ready for it, and I hope you will be too.




7 Basics to a Killer Closet

How many times have you been in a style rut? For me, too many times to count. Given this unfortunate time for our closet, it's about time to evaluate what really lives in our closets (and I'm not talking about dust bunnies).

First things first, take a deep breath *in and out*. Okay, good. Now that you are calm, there is no need to stress about throwing out your whole wardrobe and starting over again. Nope, we just need to look a little deeper into your closet. You may ask me "Well, what do you mean?". I mean, we need to check out if you own these following items that are the foundation to a killer closet. 

With that being said, you only really need a select few of items to make any outfit/ closet strong. These items that I am about to share, are the foundation of your closet and so universal as well as timeless. 

DENIM JEANS:


Let's start off with pants. I've said it once and I'll say it again you can never EVER go wrong with a pair of denim.  If they are high-waisted, skinny, boyfriend, low rise, bootcut, and the list goes on and on, everyone needs their favorite pair. A continuing trend that you will see here, is that every item mentioned is so versatile and easy to mix and match with anything. You can dress denim up and down easily by pairing sneakers or even heels with it. 

7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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TOPS: Aka Graphic Tee, Blouse, and a White Tee


Now, most of the time you can catch me wearing a graphic tee or just a plain white tee. BAM, just like that this can make an outfit (honestly every item I'm mentioning makes an outfit). Like seriously, what doesn't go with these tops? Yeah see, I bet you have no answer because just like those two tees, a good 'ol blouse does the same trick! Seriously, guys you can tie, tuck, knot, and so on and so forth with any of these tops I have mentioned.

7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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JACKETS: Leather & Denim Jackets


Yes, now my favorite part to an outfit. Jackets can add just the little something-something you were looking for to complete your outfit. A leather jacket can make any outfit look edgy but put together at the same time. I personally, love to throw on a leather jacket because A its so easy and B it gives that effortless model-off-duty look. If you don't have a leather jacket or are too scared to go that route, I am positive you have a denim jacket laying somewhere in your closet. Giving the same effect to an outfit, without the leap of going all Grease on us.

7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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CONVERSE: Chuck Taylors


You can never go wrong with a pair of Chuck Taylor's. I'm not sure if you got the message yet, but ALL these items are classics. Just throw on some converse and walk out of the house because yes they are a fashion statement. You can even choose a bright color like red or blue, to spice up and outfit to create a fun statement. 

7 Basics to a Killer Closet- Another Thursday

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Like I mentioned before, style ruts suck. Seriously. But, with one check of your closet, you might be pleasantly surprised that you own some key pieces that are the foundation of your closet. It just takes a different outlook to see that you have all the essentials to take you right out of your style rut, and into your next fashion adventure. 
 

A Shopping Guide to Thrifting

Let's say you go to the mall or your favorite store. You find all the things you ever wanted, but then you look at the price tag. Then BAM. Your heart falls. Of course, for a basic top, it's twenty dollars. Yup and those pair of jeans you wanted are eighty. Queue the sighs. You tell yourself to put back all of the beloved pieces you wanted and walk out the door. Yes, I know how this feels. It sucks, seriously. Clothing seems so overpriced nowadays. But, I come bearing a solution. Thrift stores.

 

Now, now before you say "Ew gross, used clothes?!", it's actually a good way to save money and find cute clothes. Yes, I said it. You can find cute clothes at any used clothing store. For me, I like going to Goodwill. Just with the right mindset, you can find a lot of stuff.  Trust me.

 

A Shopping Guide to Thrifting- Another Thursday

OVERSIZED TEE:

First things first. Don't be afraid to go over to the men's side, okay Ladies? They don't bite, because the first thing I do when I walk through the door is I head to the men's side, towards the t-shirts. I do this because the men's section seems to have more graphic t-shirts, than the women's section. Finding a graphic tee in the men's section is so so so easy, you can find one every time no joke. Once you have found the shirt you want, a really common thing to do is to crop the t-shirt. Don't get me wrong I love doing this too, but if I find a large really oversized tee I turn it into a dress. To make this graphic look less like a men's shirt and more like a woman's dress, I take a belt to give me more of a figure instead of a straight boxy look. I think belting this look off gives off more of a unique look instead of cropping it. I'm telling you, try it out!

Side Note: I also like to tuck the oversized tee into shorts or a skirt too!
A Shopping Guide to Thrifting- Another Thursday

 

A CLASSIC BLOUSE:

You may or may not have this piece already in your closet but it doesn't hurt to have more! A classic blouse is so easy to find, and you can definitely find it at any thrift store.  Which is why I decided to pick one up. When I'm thrifting for clothes, I look for pieces that I can style in multiple ways (as you might have noticed). Blouses are really universal for business wear and casual wear, you can tuck it in or tie it up (which is personally what I like to do). By tying the two ends of the blouse together it gives off that trendier, beachy, 90's look.

A Shopping Guide to Thrifting- Another Thursday

A SKIRT:

Next up for bottoms. Usually, I try to look for a pair of jeans that I can distress, but instead, I found this skirt. Usually, it's hard for me to find bottoms at a thrift store because it gets overwhelming sometimes. But, this time I was successful. Since summer is slowly leaving us, I decided to look for fall colors like greens, and reds. As a result of doing this, I was able to find this army green skirt. When I first picked up this skirt it was at an awkward length. So I decided to cut off an inch and fray it in order to match with today's look. Which really did make all the difference.

A Shopping Guide to Thrifting- Another Thursday

 

When I'm looking for items at a thrift store, I think to myself how I can style it in my everyday wardrobe, and how I can alter or distress the piece to fit my style. I also try to look for colors that I can see myself wearing or like. This helps to narrow things down, instead of sifting through every single piece in the store. By taking these steps, I believe that it has helped me find all the good pieces I've found at a thrift store, and the success I've had there. By following these tips, I am sure that you guys can become successful too! Goodluck in all your fashion adventures.