August is over and it’s time to get back to the real world *sigh*. But there’s still a few weeks left until it’s officially Fall. Here’s our end of the Summer bucket list (and, of course, what to wear!)
Not only is it your last chance, but late summer is often the best time to go to the beach! The water’s much warmer than earlier in the season and it’s often less crowded. Soak up the sun!
Sure, there are fun outdoor activities in Fall and Winter, but they’re not quite the same as Summer activities. So make sure to get in some last-minute camping, hiking, and BBQs!
Who doesn’t love getting dressed up in a cute sundress in the Summer? Enjoy the final nights of Summer by walking along the boardwalk, heading to a restaurant with outdoor seating, or catching the fireworks!
We’re so sad that the Summer is coming to an end, but we’re pretty pumped for Fall fashion! But late August-early September can be tricky in terms of what to wear. We’re here to show you how you can keep some of your summer pieces alive while pairing them with some Fall-friendly accent pieces. Check out our favorite transition looks.
Who doesn’t love thrift shopping? You can find clothing that is unique and vintage, plus it could pair perfectly with any vintage-inspired shoes you may have lying around (ahem!)
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- Don’t walk in with a set plan. Thrift shopping is best done leisurely and with an open-mind. You probably won’t find exactly what you’re looking for, but you probably will find something that you absolutely love.
- ALWAYS try everything on. It’s a rarity for a thrift store to offer refunds, so assume everything is final sale.
- It’s okay to ask for help. Thrift stores can be confusing and difficult to navigate.
- That being said, be low-maintenance. Employees don’t have time to cater to you hand-and-foot like they would at boutique stores. They have to sort through donations and update sales tags.
- Get creative! Think of unique ways to repurpose the items you find. Hem or otherwise alter a dress that might be too matronly to wear today. Layer different items for a unique style.
Let’s start with a rundown of the 5 best thrift shops in New York:
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Beacon’s Closet is a bit pricier than some of the other shops, but if you look around you may away with some incredible steals! They have locations in the Village, Greenpoint, Park Slope, and Bushwick.
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Housing Works is great for high-quality clothing for work or special occasions. Most items are under $20 and it’s not unheard of to walk out with a Banana Republic dress for $3 (okay, this may be a personal anecdote.) There are tons of locations all throughout the city.
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What Comes Around Goes Around is located at 351 West Broadway in Soho. It’s a bit more high-end than most thrift shops and carries designer clothing and other vintage luxury items.
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Buffalo Exchange may have a super hipster vibe, but there’s something there for everyone. They can be selective in which clothes they accept so they tend to be in great condition. There are locations in Chelsea, the East Village, and throughout Brooklyn.
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Cure Thrift Shop is located at 111 East 12th Street. It’s known for some exceptionally quirky, vintage pieces and amazing unique finds.
Don’t live in New York? Not a problem! You can still score some awesome vintage pieces at local shops or at these great online thrift shops:
Most people are fine buying clothing second-hand. But shoes? Well, most of us are a little weirded out by that. Luckily, LeBunny Bleu offers plenty of unique, vintage-looking options!
Slip-ons are so on-trend right now. They’re cute, eco-friendly, and so comfortable. They’re also super convenient for running errands or the girl who’s always on-the-go. Here are our suggestions for a flawless on-the-go outfit.
Get the look: Dress from Maurices; Crossbody bag by Vince Camuto; Slip-ons from LeBunny BleuThe transition period between Summer and Fall can be difficult. That’s why we love wearing long-sleeved shirts with colorful shorts. Finish the look by adding a trendy hat and eco-friendly slip-ons.
After a lot of waiting, the Fall Preview Sale finally starts today! To thank you for your patience, we’re giving you 20% off all new arrivals! Here are some of our favorites.
This eco-friendly style is made out of vegan materials. The Noelle Ronda Slip-Ons are a great casual staple for your wardrobe. The combination of cute fringe and comfort makes them perfect for running errands.
These adorably vintage and feminine oxfords are perfect with a dress or pants, for work or play. Bonus: The Pastel Wood-Heel Oxfords are also environmentally friendly.
LeBunny Bleu’s signature style is back and better than ever! The Bunny Motive Lace Ballet Flats are quirky and fun.
You guessed it! The Cotton Candy Open-Toe Flats come in a variety of cotton candy-themed colors. The open-toe detail is fun and flirty!