5 Fashion Secrets Our Fashion Editor In Chief Swear By

Everyone has their beauty secrets – but what about fashion? We caught up with our editor-in-chief and got the 411 on all her shopping secrets. Check them out.

I always go to the men’s or boys section first

It’s true! If I walk into a store like Zara, Forever 21, or Urban Outfitters, I always check out the boy section. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m tall, but men’s clothes sometimes fit me way better! I love oversized hoodies with loafers, a blazer, or a bomber jacket. Plus, it’s most likely that you’ll never run into someone with the same thing, since you got it from the men’s section! I would say my style is very European vs American.

When it’s not an investment piece, I’ll look at Poshmark

I love buying and selling on Poshmark! It’s so simple and perfect when you’re looking for something you don’t want to spend a lot of money on (plus, all you have to do is type in exactly what you’re looking for). I love using it for events like Lollapooloza or theme parties. My favorite thing I have bought include a pair of black overalls for $9, and a faux fur coat for $15.

When I’m not feeling creative, I use Instagram to inspire my #ootd 

I love putting things together in an outfit that you’d never guess would look good. But some days, I feel like my creativity is at a 0 – that’s when I turn to Instagram. There are so many influencers out there. I have about 3 girls I follow who have the exact same sense of style as me, and I’ll often look for inspiration from them. These ladies don’t even know how thankful I am for them!

I stopped buying cheap jeans

There’s nothing wrong with balling on a budget – but once I tried on a pair of high quality jeans, I instantly saw the difference. Not only did the fabric feel amazing, but they looked 10x better on my body than a less expensive pair. My butt was lifted, the seams were straight, and they just looked richer. I used to think people were crazy for spending so much on jeans, but now I get they really are an investment piece.

I stopped hoarding

Living in a city apartment doesn’t give me much room. I started recycling my clothes and designing things myself. My most recent art was cutting the bottoms of old jeans off and adding them to a jean jacket to make a bell sleeve jean jacket. I’d love to do a girls wine night in and bring all my friends together with things they don’t want, and see what kind of cool fashion we can design. I also finally started throwing things out if I hadn’t worn it in a year – seriously, if you aren’t wearing it donate it, say goodbye! There’s nothing better than that feeling you get after cleaning out your closet.